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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A shock to the system


A sudden and unpleasant change can come as a shock. Learn a phrase to describe this.


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 2019-02-05  2m
 
 

From pillar to post


Moving from place to place can be chaotic. Learn a phrase to describe the situation


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 2019-01-29  2m
 
 

Small talk


Here's a phrase that describes making informal conversation about not much.


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 2019-01-22  2m
 
 

A bright spark


Here's a clever expression that can describe someone doing something stupid.


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 2019-01-15  2m
 
 

To be all downhill


Rob's done all his work! Find out here if it's all downhill until the weekend for him.


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 2019-01-08  2m
 
 

Fireworks


Learn a New Year-related expression


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 2019-01-01  2m
 
 

To have all your Christmases come at once


An expression for when you have good fortune


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 2018-12-28  2m
 
 

It's the thought that counts


Learn a polite thing to say when you receive a bad present.


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 2018-12-18  2m
 
 

Digital detox


Learn this very modern expression.


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 2018-12-11  3m
 
 

It leaves a bad taste in your mouth


How can a tasty meal leave a bad taste?


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 2018-12-04  2m