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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

Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service

Language:

English


Episodes

Salty

5/26/2020
Why are people saying 'salty'? Find out with Feifei and Roy.

Duration:00:03:42

Skeleton crew

5/19/2020
An expression for when there aren't many people working.

Duration:00:03:05

Lowkey

5/12/2020
A word used to describe something you love doing, but are embarrassed to tell people.

Duration:00:04:45

Live for something

5/5/2020
Learn a phrase for things that excite you!

Duration:00:04:10

Cabin fever

4/28/2020
Some people suffer from this experience.Find out what it means.

Duration:00:04:06

Bang on about something

4/21/2020
Do you know someone who talks about something so much that it gets annoying?

Duration:00:04:21

Fire

4/14/2020
Everyone knows what fire is, don't they? Think again! Roy and Feifei teach a new meaning.

Duration:00:02:48

Running on fumes

4/7/2020
What can you say when you have no energy? Learn a new English expression!

Duration:00:02:56

Sheeple

3/31/2020
Follow the crowd and learn a new English expression!

Duration:00:02:25

Hater

3/17/2020
Learn a phrase to describe a negative attitude.

Duration:00:02:30

Talk shop

3/10/2020
If you have to talk about work even when you’re not doing it, this is the phrase for you!

Duration:00:02:31

Snackable

3/3/2020
Learn an expression to describe short online content that you can snack on!

Duration:00:03:44

A memory like a sieve

2/25/2020
Are you forgetful? This expression is for you!

Duration:00:04:21

Nomophobia

2/18/2020
Got a fear of not using your mobile phone? Here's how to describe your condition.

Duration:00:02:47

Peacocking

2/11/2020
Rob and Feifei explain the true meaning of this animal-related phrase.

Duration:00:02:44

Kick into the long grass

2/4/2020
If you want to delay doing something, where do you kick it?! We have the answer here.

Duration:00:02:53

Rat race

1/28/2020
The Year of the Rat is here – so Neil has decided to dedicate his life to work.

Duration:00:02:22

Microworker

1/21/2020
What's a 'microworker'? May be you are one!

Duration:00:02:27

Serial returner

1/14/2020
Learn a phrase about exchanging clothes.

Duration:00:02:55

Talk the talk

1/7/2020
Neil can talk the talk, but does he know what he's talking about?

Duration:00:02:46