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Everyday expressions and real English conversations to help make your everyday conversations easier.

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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-speak_2024/ep-240610FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
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-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240603FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
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-speak_2024/ep-240527FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
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 BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office EnglishThey're all available by searching in your podcast app.
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-240513FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
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: ‘Learning English Conversations’ on your podcast app to get all the latest episodes.Or find all our podcasts on our website https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/podcasts
Zing

Zing

2024-05-0702:2412

Zing is that special something that's hard to describe, but makes things more exciting.
Do the trick

Do the trick

2024-04-3002:2725

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-speak_2024/ep-240429.FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
Beige flag

Beige flag

2024-04-2302:3818

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/english/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240422.FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
Lay it on thick

Lay it on thick

2024-04-1602:1623

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-speak_2024/ep-240416.FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
Telling porkies

Telling porkies

2024-04-0902:5032

Here's a light-hearted expression about not telling the truth.(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-240409.FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
In on it

In on it

2024-04-0202:2234

We have an phrase which means to know about something or to be involved in it.
Walk someone through

Walk someone through

2024-03-2603:1528

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-240325FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app
Brick by brick

Brick by brick

2024-03-1903:0220

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-240318.FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️ 6 Minute English ✔️ News Review ✔️ Office English They're all available by searching in your podcast app.
Read the room

Read the room

2024-03-1302:4721

Here’s a phrase that means to work out how people feel. Learn how to use it!
Cook up an idea

Cook up an idea

2024-03-1202:2615

Here’s a phrase that means to come up with an idea carefully. Learn how to use it here For more great language tips and programmes visit bbclearningenglish.com (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-240311FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE: Visit our website ✔️ https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish Follow us ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followus LIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including: ✔️6 Minute English ✔️News Review ✔️Learning English for Work They're all available by searching in your podcast app
Rinse repeat

Rinse repeat

2024-02-2702:1425

Beth and Feifei explain how to use this expression to describe repetitive tiresome actions. Find a full transcript for this episode and more programmes to help you with your English at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240226FIND BBC LEARNING ENGLISH HERE:Visit our website ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglishFollow us ✔️https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/followusLIKE PODCASTS? Try some of our other popular podcasts including:✔️6 Minute English✔️6 Minute Grammar✔️ News ReviewThey're all available by searching in your podcast app.
A million to one

A million to one

2024-02-2002:5934

Here's an expression to say something is extremely unlikely
Cash in on something

Cash in on something

2024-02-1302:0924

Learn a phrase about making money.
Here’s a phrase about things that scare you. Learn how to use it in this programme.
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Comments (531)

Mary Ghiyasvand

Click here to access the transcript 👇🏼 https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak_2024/ep-240603

Jun 7th
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Erfan Badri

every day i write my home work and become ready for my school and sleep well for another day... rinse repeat

May 30th
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maryam golshiri esfahani

I can't understand every bit of the conversation is there a transcript,where can I get it?

May 14th
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Elham Rasooli

copy

Apr 28th
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mostafa abo sreaa

I like it

Apr 18th
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Mahya Ghasemi Mehr

when i started my job, my manager walked me through

Mar 30th
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Rahil M

does anyone know why I can't play the episodes??

Mar 26th
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mahtab khm

Great! Useful!

Mar 26th
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Rahil M

دوستان کلا پادکستای کانالای خارجی برا من پلی نمیشن، حتی دانلود هم نمیشن، میدونید مشکل چیه؟

Mar 25th
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parnian ardehali

great,tnx

Mar 25th
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hamed alipour

سلام چطور میتونیم متن را ببینیم

Mar 17th
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فرزاد فاتحی

it was helpful

Mar 16th
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Hassan Meer

Want to learn more phrasal verbs? https://t.me/realhassanmeer

Mar 12th
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Maryam pourasghar

If you wanna learn parsian tell me. I help you I teach you persian

Mar 10th
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Hassan Meer

Avoid any kind of gate - feeling determined 😁

Mar 9th
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ss.aa.nn.aa.

not gonna lie I'm the best listener to your podcast😁

Mar 3rd
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ss.aa.nn.aa.

was useful expression

Mar 3rd
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Bahar Sama

Thanks

Feb 15th
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Omid Khani

سطح بندی هم اگر داشتید خیلی بهتر میشد

Feb 12th
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فرزاد فاتحی

that's awesome

Feb 6th
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