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The English We Speak

Intermediate level

The English We Speak is your chance to catch up on the very latest English words and phrases. In under 3 minutes, we help you stay ahead of the pack by giving you 'must have' phrases that you can use in your everyday conversation. Amaze your friends, impress your teachers and delight your parents with these fantastic words and phrases.

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For programmes from before 2022, visit our The English We Speak archive

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    As if

    Episode 220509 / 09 May 2022

    Learn an unlikely phrase

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    Ish

    Episode 220502 / 02 May 2022

    Learn an imprecise phrase

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    Bad hair day

    Episode 220425 / 25 Apr 2022

    Is this an unattractive phrase?!

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    Promises, promises

    Episode 220418 / 25 Mar 2022

    Is a promise a promise?

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    Not see hide nor hair

    Episode 220411 / 11 Apr 2022

    Have you seen this phrase?

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    Curate's egg

    Episode 220404 / 04 Apr 2022

    Learn a phrase that is good and bad at the same time.

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    That'll be the day

    Episode 220328 / 28 Mar 2022

    When will be ‘that day’?

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    Gathering dust

    Episode 220321 / 21 Mar 2022

    What’s gathering dust in your house?

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    Easier said than done

    Episode 220314 / 24 Feb 2022

    This phrase shouldn’t be complicated!

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    The plot thickens

    Episode 220307 / 07 Mar 2022

    A mysterious phrase!

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    All at sea

    Episode 220228 / 28 Feb 2022

    Don’t let this phrase confuse you

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    Don't mind me

    Episode 220221 / 21 Feb 2022

    Don’t ignore this phrase

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    Cramp my style

    Episode 220214 / 14 Feb 2022

    Who’s cramping your style?

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    Cool cat

    Episode 220131 / 31 Jan 2022

    Do you know someone who is hip and trendy?

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    There's nothing to it

    Episode 220124 / 24 Jan 2022

    Learn a simple phrase

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    As sick as a parrot

    Episode 220117 / 17 Jan 2022

    A phrase about disappointment

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    Eke out

    Episode 220110 / 10 Jan 2022

    Don’t waste this phrase!

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    Say no more

    Episode 220103 / 03 Jan 2022

    Do you get me?