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Learning English Conversations

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Learning English Conversations

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The English We Speak: Peaks and troughs

Ever felt like you’re on the rollercoaster of life and you don’t know a good way to say it?...

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The English We Speak: Heavy lifting

Heavy lifting isn’t about the gym. Learn this expression here. (Image: Getty) TRANSCRIPT Find a...

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The English We Speak: Stir the pot

Some people just love causing trouble. This expression is about them! (Image: Getty)...

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The English We Speak: Wishy-washy

Here's an expression to use when things are just too vague. (Image: Getty) TRANSCRIPT Find a...

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The English We Speak: Shook

A word to express surprise or shock. (Image: Getty) TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript for this...

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The English We Speak: Do the trick

An expression that means relax and celebrate. (Image: Getty) TRANSCRIPT Find a full transcript...

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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...

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Zing

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

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Do the trick

Here's an expression that describes something solving a problem. (Image: Getty) TRANSCRIPT Find...

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Beige flag

An expression that describes a habit you find strange, but doesn't make you not like someone....

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Lay it on thick

An expression about exaggerating or praising someone too much. (Image: Getty) TRANSCRIPT Find a...

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Telling porkies

Here's a light-hearted expression about not telling the truth. (Image: Getty) TRANSCRIPT Find a...

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In on it

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

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Walk someone through

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Brick by brick

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Read the room

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

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Cook up an idea

Here’s a phrase that means to come up with an idea carefully. Learn how to use it here For more...

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Rinse repeat

Beth and Feifei explain how to use this expression to describe repetitive tiresome actions....

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A million to one

Here's an expression to say something is extremely unlikely

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Cash in on something

Learn a phrase about making money.

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