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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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Rat race

Rat race

2020-01-2800:02:222

The Year of the Rat is here – so Neil has decided to dedicate his life to work.
Microworker

Microworker

2020-01-2100:02:272

What's a 'microworker'? May be you are one!
Serial returner

Serial returner

2020-01-1400:02:558

Learn a phrase about exchanging clothes.
Talk the talk

Talk the talk

2020-01-0700:02:469

Neil can talk the talk, but does he know what he's talking about?
As 2020 approaches, learn a phrase to describe what you can do at this time of year.
The more the merrier

The more the merrier

2019-12-2300:03:266

It’s Christmas and time to party. Learn a phrase that means more people equals more fun!
Take one for the team

Take one for the team

2019-12-1700:02:139

Are you the kind of person who makes sacrifices for others?
Mind your Ps and Qs

Mind your Ps and Qs

2019-12-1000:02:357

Learn an English expression about being polite.
Dad dancing

Dad dancing

2019-12-0300:02:389

Swing those arms, shake those hips! Is this the latest dance trend?
Big data

Big data

2019-11-2600:03:0921

‘Big data’ is a hot term these days, but do you know what it means? Learn here.
Punch above your weight

Punch above your weight

2019-11-1900:02:4118

It sounds violent, but this phrase might surprise you!
Social media influencer

Social media influencer

2019-11-1200:02:5820

You know all about social media, but ... what is a social media influencer? Learn here.
Goldilocks

Goldilocks

2019-11-0500:03:024

A fairy tale with a new meaning
Ghosting

Ghosting

2019-10-2900:02:5213

Is someone ignoring all of your calls and messages? Maybe you are being ghosted!
Slow TV

Slow TV

2019-10-2200:03:0025

Learn about the TV trend that urges you to relax, slow down and chill out.
Tiger mother

Tiger mother

2019-10-1500:02:4924

Trying to help your kids succeed in life? These mothers have a strong idea of what to do!
Buzzkill

Buzzkill

2019-10-0800:03:0616

A phrase for when something spoils your fun.
Buyer's remorse

Buyer's remorse

2019-10-0100:02:5115

Have you ever regretted an expensive purchase? This is the phrase for you!
Freecycle

Freecycle

2019-09-2400:02:4911

When you don't want to sell, freecycle! Learn what it means.
Carbon footprint

Carbon footprint

2019-09-1700:02:5220

Love to travel but worried about the environment? Here's a phrase for you to use.
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Comments (136)

ashkan mohammadi

hi I would like to speak and learning English

Jan 8th
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Mr Rafik Diyorov

not bad

Jan 3rd
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Mjeed A

!!!

Dec 26th
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Lakshan Senevirathne

👍

Nov 22nd
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Lakshan Senevirathne

Good message to the people

Nov 5th
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Sara Silva

great

Oct 15th
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Sara Silva

this is the best podcast

Oct 1st
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valerio garofoli

Yes they are really nice.

Sep 19th
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Mariana Laureano

I love them

Sep 12th
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Akram Hussain

Love it

Sep 10th
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Chuka Buyandelger

hi. do these podcasts have transcripts?

Aug 25th
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g.s.stepanov@gmail.com

Hi everyone! Somebody knows where can I find the texts of this episodes in public access?

Aug 20th
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Willian De Sousa Silva

at the end, they still had some sort of joke in the program. kkk

Aug 14th
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Bishal Gautam

hahahaha!! God Damn, guess who had stolen the cake 🍰??

Jul 22nd
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Brendon Burns

good

Jul 22nd
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sepideh hayati

I have a problem with play the episodes . ...why?

Jul 21st
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sepideh hayati

why the cast box app can't play the episodes ? ????? I have problem ...

Jul 21st
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Pinal

i cherry-picked The English We Speak, because it's a best podcast

Jul 20th
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Trần Đức Hiếu

yeah, 3 dead minutes

Jul 19th
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Behzad Ahmadzadeh

why the Castbox App can't play the episodes?

Jul 5th
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