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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
493 Episodes
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GOAT

GOAT

2021-02-2302:341

'GOAT' is used to talk about things or people that we think are the best.
Workation

Workation

2021-02-1602:599

'Workation' is a combination of the words 'work' and 'vacation'.
Moonshot

Moonshot

2021-02-0902:576

Learn an expression used to describe an experimental project.
Slap-bang

Slap-bang

2021-02-0202:2710

Learn a phrase to describe an exact position.
Sadfishing

Sadfishing

2021-01-2602:5016

A word used when someone exaggerates their emotional problems to get attention.
Mic drop

Mic drop

2021-01-1902:1714

Roy and Feifei teach you a new English expression.
Tone deaf

Tone deaf

2021-01-1202:549

Learn when 'tone deaf' has nothing to do with music...
'A' game

'A' game

2021-01-0502:3916

Sometimes people need to be on top form and do their best work.
Frontliner

Frontliner

2020-12-2802:3414

We describe nurses and doctors who have been working on the frontline
On fleek

On fleek

2020-12-1502:2917

From eyebrows to clothes, when they look good we like to say so.
Contact tracing

Contact tracing

2020-12-0802:3011

Learn vocabulary related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Key worker

Key worker

2020-12-0102:4524

Someone who has become more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sharenting

Sharenting

2020-11-2402:5721

Don't share too many photos of your children!
Plastic footprint

Plastic footprint

2020-11-1702:5121

It's similar to 'carbon footprint', but this focuses on your plastic usage.
Spoiler alert!

Spoiler alert!

2020-11-1002:3517

A warning when we're going to reveal part of the story of a film, book or TV series.
Listicle

Listicle

2020-11-0203:0215

Find out more about a portmanteau that combines the words 'list' and 'article'.
Doomscrolling

Doomscrolling

2020-10-2702:3420

Learn a word about the addiction to looking at depressing news on social media.
Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing

2020-10-2002:3417

Learn a word that might be useful when you’re developing an idea and need help.
One step at a time

One step at a time

2020-10-1302:2819

When you’re trying something new, it’s best not to rush.
Bog-standard

Bog-standard

2020-10-0602:2215

How do you describe something that is standard, ordinary and nothing special?
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Comments (191)

L1F34SU1C1D3

thanks ;)

Feb 23rd
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Mobina

Useful #EnglishWeSpeak #Language

Feb 21st
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kia.ebrahimi

useful, tnx

Jan 29th
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فریبا لطفی

Great!

Jan 28th
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nazann ghaderi

that's really new and useful for me

Jan 19th
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Rao Amir Rana

amir

Jan 13th
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daniel okwaro

when and how do we use good riddance?

Jan 6th
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Lidansh

Hi, i can't download any episode, plz help me..

Jan 3rd
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how i can see txt every voicein this App? thank you

Jan 3rd
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sanaz

stylish

Dec 19th
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Hubert Homaei

Interested

Nov 24th
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Debug Cent

why the last one minutes does not have any speeches but the time counter goes away until 4:20'?!!!!

Nov 13th
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faezeh

I do like it

Nov 12th
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Debug Cent

please put the scripts for each episode, thanks a lot

Nov 11th
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Yasaman jhn

i cant download the episodes☹

Nov 11th
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Yasaman jhn

I cant download the episodes of this podcast!

Nov 11th
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Ali A

hi. I ask you to put the script of conversation

Nov 11th
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Qzl_m90

I dont have sound:))why?

Nov 1st
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mhdieh

why can't play

Oct 10th
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Oct 7th
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