The English We Speak

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2024-06-11

  The English We Speak: Heavy lifting

Heavy lifting isn’t about the gym. Learn this expression here.(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-s...
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2024-06-04

  The English We Speak: Stir the pot

Some people just love causing trouble. This expression is about them!(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-engli...
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2024-05-28

  The English We Speak: Wishy-washy

Here's an expression to use when things are just too vague.(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-spea...
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2024-05-21

  The English We Speak: Shook

A word to express surprise or shock.(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240520FIND BB...
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2024-05-14

  The English We Speak: Do the trick

An expression that means relax and celebrate.(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-2405...
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2024-05-13

  IMPORTANT: This podcast is changing its name

This podcast is changing its name! Don’t worry, you will still be able to learn new expressions with The English We Speak. And we’ll also have some new programmes with authentic English conversation to help you learn. Make sure you follow this podcast:...
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2024-05-07

  Zing

Zing is that special something that's hard to describe, but makes things more exciting.
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2024-04-30

  Do the trick

Here's an expression that describes something solving a problem.(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we...
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2024-04-23

  Beige flag

An expression that describes a habit you find strange, but doesn't make you not like someone. (Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/e...
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2024-04-16

  Lay it on thick

An expression about exaggerating or praising someone too much.(Image: Getty)TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-s...
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