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Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

The English We Speak BBC Radio

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    • 4.0 • 489 Ratings

Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

    Creatively bankrupt

    Creatively bankrupt

    Do you ever feel like your creativity just vanishes? Here's a phrase for that situation.

    • 2 min
    As if

    As if

    A phrase to use when someone says something that is ridiculous or blatantly untrue.

    • 3 min
    Bad hair day

    Bad hair day

    How are you looking today? Could you be having a bad hair day?

    • 1 min
    'Ish' - The English We Speak

    'Ish' - The English We Speak

    Make the English you speak sound more natural

    • 2 min
    Promises, promises

    Promises, promises

    Learn a new expression about not believing someone’s promises.

    • 2 min
    Not see hide nor hair

    Not see hide nor hair

    Sometimes it’s impossible to find someone. Here's a phrase to use in this situation.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
489 Ratings

489 Ratings

AnKiKa ,

super, but …

Please continue, but if possible add always a transcript in the details.

Betteramac ,

Great stuff for learners

I’ve been listening to this programme for a couple of years now. First I used it for preparation for the English test at Cambridge university. Now it is just for fun. I really like it. The episodes are not too long and entertaining. Sometimes the characters are stereotypes, maybe do some more „real-world“ characters here. All in all a great piece for learning and understanding English as it is spoken on the street. Keep up the good work and thanks BBC for the content.

P.Samudra ,

Good idea...

... but doesn’t go deep enough. Also characters are very annoying and backwards.

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