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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
455 Episodes
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Salty

Salty

2020-05-2603:422

Why are people saying 'salty'? Find out with Feifei and Roy.
Skeleton crew

Skeleton crew

2020-05-1903:0510

An expression for when there aren't many people working.
Lowkey

Lowkey

2020-05-1203:383

A word used to describe something you love doing, but are embarrassed to tell people.
Live for something

Live for something

2020-05-0503:3713

Learn a phrase for things that excite you!
Cabin fever

Cabin fever

2020-04-2804:0619

Some people suffer from this experience.Find out what it means.
Bang on about something

Bang on about something

2020-04-2103:0813

Do you know someone who talks about something so much that it gets annoying?
Fire

Fire

2020-04-1402:4825

Everyone knows what fire is, don't they? Think again! Roy and Feifei teach a new meaning.
Running on fumes

Running on fumes

2020-04-0702:5621

What can you say when you have no energy? Learn a new English expression!
Sheeple

Sheeple

2020-03-3102:2525

Follow the crowd and learn a new English expression!
Hater

Hater

2020-03-1702:3022

Learn a phrase to describe a negative attitude.
Talk shop

Talk shop

2020-03-1002:3124

If you have to talk about work even when you’re not doing it, this is the phrase for you!
Snackable

Snackable

2020-03-0302:3820

Learn an expression to describe short online content that you can snack on!
A memory like a sieve

A memory like a sieve

2020-02-2503:0617

Are you forgetful? This expression is for you!
Nomophobia

Nomophobia

2020-02-1802:4721

Got a fear of not using your mobile phone? Here's how to describe your condition.
Peacocking

Peacocking

2020-02-1102:4421

Rob and Feifei explain the true meaning of this animal-related phrase.
Kick into the long grass

Kick into the long grass

2020-02-0402:5316

If you want to delay doing something, where do you kick it?! We have the answer here.
Rat race

Rat race

2020-01-2802:2215

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

Microworker

2020-01-2102:276

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

Serial returner

2020-01-1402:5513

Learn a phrase about exchanging clothes.
Talk the talk

Talk the talk

2020-01-0702:4622

Neil can talk the talk, but does he know what he's talking about?
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Comments (161)

Barbara

please do one for Woke

May 13th
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Angel K

Thank u. I have the app but I didn't get this word there. But u r my fav. Fifi n neil

Apr 24th
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فايزه عسيري

hahahahaha

Apr 23rd
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فايزه عسيري

I like this. keep going <3

Apr 23rd
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Тимур Оруджов

straight fire!

Apr 20th
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Dr.Mousavi

Perfect 💯✨

Apr 20th
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Tania Kulinok

Morning! I remember there was a phrase mentioned to speak about too nosy neighbours. I was something connected with curtains and watching from behind them... I can't find this phrase now( Could you please help?

Apr 16th
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Het Jalu

Just loved it

Apr 10th
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Waruna Hasanga Rathnaweera

if they comment what they speak, it will great

Apr 7th
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Ricardo Morejon

good

Apr 6th
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Ricardo Morejon

good podcasts

Apr 6th
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rma duggal

Nice..keep it up

Apr 3rd
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Phohn Myint Ko

Great

Mar 26th
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Phohn Myint Ko

Good...

Mar 26th
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Eduardo Souto

So good to listen to this episode! 🤘😷 I hope you guys can avoid the haters! There are lots of Brazilian people who can spend a lot of time just "hating" 😉👍 #VPFI #vocepodefalaringles

Mar 23rd
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Mar 11th
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Habil İmamquliyev

Me too

Feb 20th
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Venkat M

Clever clogs in Tamil we call it as "அதிமேதவித்தனம்" "Athimethaviththanam"

Feb 20th
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Venkat M

Please suggest me some other podcasts to understand Professional English accent ?

Feb 18th
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niloofar homayooni

Not for every one. Just family

Feb 16th
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