The English We Speak

The English We Speak

Por BBC
En BBC World Service

Mic drop

Roy and Feifei teach you a new English expression.

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Tone deaf

Learn when 'tone deaf' has nothing to do with music...

03:08

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'A' game

Sometimes people need to be on top form and do their best work.

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Frontliner

We describe nurses and doctors who have been working on the frontline

02:48

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On fleek

From eyebrows to clothes, when they look good we like to say so.

02:43

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Contact tracing

Learn vocabulary related to the coronavirus pandemic.

02:44

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Key worker

Someone who has become more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sharenting

Don't share too many photos of your children!

03:11

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Plastic footprint

It's similar to 'carbon footprint', but this focuses on your plastic usage.

03:05

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Spoiler alert!

A warning when we're going to reveal part of the story of a film, book or TV series.

02:49

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Listicle

Find out more about a portmanteau that combines the words 'list' and 'article'.

03:15

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Doomscrolling

Learn a word about the addiction to looking at depressing news on social media.

02:48

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Crowdsourcing

Learn a word that might be useful when you’re developing an idea and need help.

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One step at a time

When you’re trying something new, it’s best not to rush.

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Bog-standard

How do you describe something that is standard, ordinary and nothing special?

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A wake-up call

Learn this expression: it's a warning sign!

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Climate emergency

Find out more about this expression and learn things you can do to help the planet.

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Thirsty

A word for social media attention-seekers!

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Vanilla

Learn a word that can be used to describe something that is basic or bland.

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Roast

Learn the other meaning of the word 'roast'.

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