Category Archives: The English We Speak

The English We Speak (So done with) – BBC Learning English (Oct 16 2017)

The English We Speak (So done with) – BBC Learning English (Oct 16 2017) Source: BBC-Learning English Terms Of Use: This post is reproduced under licence from www.bbc.co.uk/.  You are not allowed to modify, edit, reproduce, republish the contents of this post for … Continue reading

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The English We Speak (Lolz) – BBC Learning English (Oct 09 2017)

The English We Speak (Lolz) – BBC Learning English (Oct 09 2017) Source: BBC-Learning English Terms Of Use: This post is reproduced under licence from www.bbc.co.uk/.  You are not allowed to modify, edit, reproduce, republish the contents of this post for any personal/commercial … Continue reading

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BBC Learning English – The English We Speak / At the drop of a hat

Summary Rob says if he had the money he’d go to Australia at the drop of hat. Always thoughtful, Feifei offers Rob her hat – but she soon discovers her hat won’t even get him to the airport! Find out … Continue reading

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Knee-jerk reaction | The English We Speak – BBC Learning English (Oct 11, 2016)

Learning English Neil’s performing medical experiments on Feifei. Why’s he hitting her with a hammer? To teach you a useful English expression! Neil Hello and welcome to The English We Speak, I’m Neil and joining me is Feifei… Feifei Hello. … Continue reading

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An expression for when someone’s got a strong opinion | The English We Speak – BBC Learning English (Oct 04, 2016)

Learning English Neil Hello and welcome to The English We Speak, I’m Neil and joining me is Feifei… Feifei Hiya. Neil Feifei, can you explain to our listeners why I’m sharpening an axe in the studio. Feifei Yes, I can … Continue reading

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Close, but no cigar (A phrase about almost succeeding) | The English We Speak – BBC Learning English (Sep 27, 2016)

Learning English It’s illegal to smoke inside the BBC, but Neil risks his job to teach you an English expression. Can Feifei guess what it is? Neil Hello and welcome to The English We Speak, I’m Neil and joining me … Continue reading

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Get somebody’s goat, a phrase about something annoying | The English We Speak – BBC Learning English (Sep 20, 2016)

Learning English Neil’s brought a goat into the studio to help teach an English expression. This has really annoyed Feifei. Neil Hello and welcome to The English We Speak, I’m Neil and joining me is Feifei… and Fred… my goat. … Continue reading

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Bust a gut | The English We Speak – BBC Learning English (Sep 13, 2016)

Learning English Neil’s wearing a vest, shorts and sweatbands in the recording studio. It’s because he’s in training for a marathon – but he has less than a month to prepare. He uses an expression that means ‘to make a … Continue reading

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Old-school | The English We Speak – BBC Learning English (Sep 06, 2016)

Learning English Sian is amused because Feifei is looking for a stamp to post her letter. Why doesn’t she just send an email? In this programme you’ll learn an adjective that describes people or things that seem old-fashioned. Sian Hello … Continue reading

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A way to say ‘lots’ | The English We Speak – BBC Learning English (Aug 30, 2016)

Learning English Sian is running late for the show, because she has just got back from her summer holiday to find hundreds of emails in her inbox. She has a strange expression about ‘sheds’ to emphasise this huge number. Find … Continue reading

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