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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

Living in a bubble

The English We Speak

  • 180 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 02:32

Do you know someone who's a bit sheltered from the problems of the world?

Nothingburger

The English We Speak

  • 160 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 03:22

Describing something insignificant

Plastic footprint

The English We Speak

  • 160 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 04:16

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

Bog-standard

The English We Speak

  • 160 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 02:23

How do you describe something that is standard, ordinary and nothing special?

Awesomesauce

The English We Speak

  • 150 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 03:09

Learn a new informal word to describe something amazing.

Slippery slope

The English We Speak

  • 160 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 02:39

Learn how to describe a situation that is getting worse and might end in disaster.