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
    • 4.4 • 600 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

    There's nothing to it

    There's nothing to it

    Sometimes we do things that are simple. Learn an 'easy' phrase to describe this.

    • 2 min
    As sick as a parrot

    As sick as a parrot

    Learn a phrase about disappointment.

    • 1 min
    Eke out

    Eke out

    We have the perfect phrase to describe making the most of what you’ve got left.

    • 1 min
    Say no more

    Say no more

    Learn a phrase about understanding someone.

    • 1 min
    Scrub up well

    Scrub up well

    Learn a phrase about making a special effort to dress smartly.

    • 1 min
    You shouldn't have

    You shouldn't have

    Learn a phrase to show surprise when receiving a gift

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
600 Ratings

600 Ratings

Mi Nyan ,

Learn new words easily from this show

Can listen every where, everytime and help to improve my listening skill and vocabulary.

Dhan chhetri ,

Very useful

I love to listen every day

carito1980 ,

Too short

Good day, why do you not make up a long class? You guys are great, but I would like to have a full class. I have to invest too much time to play a next episode. Make up episodes of at least 60 minutes long.

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