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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Reinvent the wheel

February 14th, 2017

Wasting time doing something that's been done before? There's a phrase to explain this

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February 7th, 2017

Do you have a false friend? In The English We Speak we get to hear how one of Feifei's best friends isn't a friend at all and discover that there's a great word to describe them

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To be fair

January 31st, 2017

Give both sides of the argument with this phrase

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On the box

January 24th, 2017

Watching a ‘box’ can’t be very enjoyable, can it?