The English We Speak

Make the English you speak sound more natural with The English We Speak from bbclearningenglish.com. Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme.

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TEWS: A close shave: 19 May 15
What's a razor got to do with Rob's bike ride to work? Here's an expression for when you've had a narrow escape.
Dátum: 2015-05-19 Idő: 10:52:00
TEWS: My mind's gone blank: 12 May 15
Why did Rob ask Feifei to meet him in the studio? Here's an expression for when you've forgotten something.
Dátum: 2015-05-12 Idő: 10:00:00
TEWS: To sleep on it: 05 May 15
Find out how 'sleeping on it' doesn't just mean lying on a bed!
Dátum: 2015-05-05 Idő: 10:10:00
TEWS: All over the place: 28 Apr 15
Neil can't find his script. His pen's gone missing. He's feeling a bit confused. What's wrong with him? Find out in the programme.
Dátum: 2015-04-28 Idő: 10:00:00
TEWS: To go around the houses: 21 Apr 15
Feifei wants to borrow Rob's car but she takes a long time getting to the point. Find out why Rob tells her not to go around the houses. And why doesn't Rob want her to drive his car?
Dátum: 2015-04-21 Idő: 10:00:00
TEWS: Done and dusted: 14 Apr 15
When someone says the phrase 'done and dusted', do they mean doing some proper cleaning?
Dátum: 2015-04-14 Idő: 10:12:00
TEWS: Chill pill: 7 Apr 15
It's hard to swallow but maybe it's time for a chill pill!
Dátum: 2015-04-07 Idő: 10:00:00
TEWS: Put a sock in it!: 31 Mar 15
Why has Helen put a sock in the toaster and how is that going to keep her quiet?
Dátum: 2015-03-31 Idő: 12:00:00
TEWS: A wild card: 24 Mar 15
Who's the wild card in the office? Rob and Feifei use a phrase to describe an unpredictable colleague.
Dátum: 2015-03-31 Idő: 10:00:00
TEWS: To take a shot / stab in the dark: 17 Mar 15
Feifei thinks someone's been killed but then discovers taking a stab in the dark doesn't involve using knives!
Dátum: 2015-03-17 Idő: 10:00:00