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The English We Speak

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

Pizzazz

The English We Speak

  • 320 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 03:07

Do a lot of people remark on how glamorous you are?

Oomph

The English We Speak

  • 200 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 03:07

A word to describe someone with charm and energy!

Snap up

The English We Speak

  • 620 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 02:35

If you snap up something, you get it quickly or immediately and usually with enthusiasm.

Nothingburger

The English We Speak

  • 330 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 03:22

Describing something insignificant

Awesomesauce

The English We Speak

  • 300 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 03:09

Learn a new informal word to describe something amazing.

Clout

The English We Speak

  • 220 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:42

Learn an expression about having influence.

GOAT

The English We Speak

  • 200 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 03:47

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

Workation

The English We Speak

  • 200 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:59

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

Moonshot

The English We Speak

  • 210 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 03:11

Learn an expression used to describe an experimental project.

Slap-bang

The English We Speak

  • 210 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 02:41

Learn a phrase to describe an exact position.

Sadfishing

The English We Speak

  • 230 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 03:04

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

Mic drop

The English We Speak

  • 160 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 03:43

Roy and Feifei teach you a new English expression.

Tone deaf

The English We Speak

  • 190 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 03:08

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

'A' game

The English We Speak

  • 160 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 02:53

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

Frontliner

The English We Speak

  • 180 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 03:59

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

On fleek

The English We Speak

  • 190 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 02:43

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

Contact tracing

The English We Speak

  • 150 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 02:44

Learn vocabulary related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sharenting

The English We Speak

  • 190 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 03:11

Don't share too many photos of your children!

Plastic footprint

The English We Speak

  • 250 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 04:16

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

Spoiler alert!

The English We Speak

  • 230 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 04:00

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