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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

    • Education
    • 4.2 • 22 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

    Zip it!

    Zip it!

    We all like to talk, but some people don’t know when to stop.

    • 2 min
    Botch job

    Botch job

    What do you call a job badly done?

    • 2 min
    It slaps!

    It slaps!

    What do you think is absolutely amazing?

    • 2 min
    Have a lot of plates spinning

    Have a lot of plates spinning

    A phrase about having a lot of things to do.

    • 2 min
    Pizzazz

    Pizzazz

    Do a lot of people remark on how glamorous you are?

    • 2 min
    Oomph

    Oomph

    A word to describe someone with charm and energy!

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Educational

I thought it would be more about the history of the phrases not just learning when to use the phrase

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The English we speak

Practical & interesting!

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