300 episodes

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

    • Education
    • 3.9 • 445 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

    Crowdsourcing

    Crowdsourcing

    Learn a word that might be useful when you’re developing an idea and need help.

    • 2 min
    One step at a time

    One step at a time

    When you’re trying something new, it’s best not to rush.

    • 2 min
    Bog-standard

    Bog-standard

    How do you describe something that is standard, ordinary and nothing special?

    • 2 min
    A wake-up call

    A wake-up call

    Learn this expression: it's a warning sign!

    • 2 min
    Climate emergency

    Climate emergency

    Find out more about this expression and learn things you can do to help the planet.

    • 2 min
    Thirsty

    Thirsty

    A word for social media attention-seekers!

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
445 Ratings

445 Ratings

AnKiKa ,

super, but …

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

pollypodcast ,

Really useful

Useful short explanations of current expressions you’ll find in the media etc. Keep on 👍🏻 Thanks!

iSandi_Music ,

Loving every minute of it!

Learning how to become an English teacher, so I’m revising and laughing at the same time!!

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