The English We Speak

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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


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The heat is on

July 18th, 2017

Learn an expression which you can use to say you're under pressure

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Wet weekend

July 11th, 2017

When can a wet weekend be dry? Find out with another authentic English expression

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No picnic

July 4th, 2017

Some things in life are hard work. Discover a phrase that describes these situations

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A busman's holiday

June 27th, 2017

Going on holiday to do your job? What's it got to do with driving a bus?