The English We Speak

Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9zn

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      So done with


      Are you doing something very boring? We have just the phrase for you!


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      lolz


      You might know the slang expression ‘LOL’, but do you know about ‘lolz’?


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      Have a go


      Poor Neil gets a lot of criticism in the programme. Of course, it’s all to help you learn English!


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      About


      You know what ‘about’ means, right? But maybe not this extra meaning! Take another look with us


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      Wing it


      Learn an informal expression for when you have to improvise


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      2m
       2017-09-19

      Pot luck


      Not sure what to expect? Learn a phrase about hoping your choice will turn out ok


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      2m
       2017-09-12

      It beats me


      Why does Feifei keep hitting Rob? There could be some confusion about the meaning of today's authentic English phrase. Find out what Rob really means when he says 'it beats me'


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      2m
       2017-09-05

      Jiggery-pokery


      Tricks and dishonesty: Learn this phrase before it fools you!


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      1m
       2017-08-29

      Left, right, and centre


      If you do something left, right, and centre does that mean you do it everywhere? Rob's being doing just that but what's he been doing it with?


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      2m
       2017-08-22

      Donkey's years


      Why has Rob got a donkey in the studio?! It's probably got something with today's authentic English phrase which is about not doing something for a long time


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      2m
       2017-08-15