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 • 475 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

    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
    Vanilla

    Vanilla

    Learn a word that can be used to describe something that is basic or bland.

    • 2 min
    Roast

    Roast

    Learn the other meaning of the word 'roast'.

    • 2 min
    Sticking point

    Sticking point

    A 'sticking point' is an issue or a problem in a negotiation that blocks an agreement.

    • 2 min
    Flatten the curve

    Flatten the curve

    Learn language to talk about the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
475 Ratings

475 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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