Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
Sometimes you need to say you don't have anything left. Learn 'I'm out'.
If you need an alternative option, you need to know this phrase. Learn how to use it.
Sometimes you just want to find out what someone else thinks.
Fly by night
When companies or people can't be trusted, use this expression.
Do you want to beat your friends by saying what you have done that is better than them?
Tread on someone's toes
It can be annoying when someone does something you were supposed to do.
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Please continue, but if possible add always a transcript in the details.
I understand that you have to do ads as a kind of payment for your efforts put in the podcast but you do 3 minutes ads for a 2 minute lesson? Really? Annoying and make the podcast not worth to listen anymore.
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.