The Podcast App
By BBC Radio
Every week, we look at a different everyday English phrase or piece of slang in this fun three-minute programme. From BBC World Service
What do you think is absolutely amazing?
A phrase about having a lot of things to do.
Do a lot of people remark on how glamorous you are?
A word to describe someone with charm and energy!
If you snap up something, you get it quickly or immediately and usually with enthusiasm.
Describing something insignificant
Learn a new informal word to describe something amazing.
Learn an expression about having influence.
'GOAT' is used to talk about things or people that we think are the best.
'Workation' is a combination of the words 'work' and 'vacation'.
Learn an expression used to describe an experimental project.
Learn a phrase to describe an exact position.
A word used when someone exaggerates their emotional problems to get attention.
Roy and Feifei teach you a new English expression.
Learn when 'tone deaf' has nothing to do with music...
Sometimes people need to be on top form and do their best work.
We describe nurses and doctors who have been working on the frontline
From eyebrows to clothes, when they look good we like to say so.
Learn vocabulary related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Someone who has become more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic.
Don't share too many photos of your children!
It's similar to 'carbon footprint', but this focuses on your plastic usage.
A warning when we're going to reveal part of the story of a film, book or TV series.
Find out more about a portmanteau that combines the words 'list' and 'article'.
Learn a word about the addiction to looking at depressing news on social media.
Learn a word that might be useful when you’re developing an idea and need help.
When you’re trying something new, it’s best not to rush.
How do you describe something that is standard, ordinary and nothing special?
Learn this expression: it's a warning sign!
Find out more about this expression and learn things you can do to help the planet.
A word for social media attention-seekers!
Learn a word that can be used to describe something that is basic or bland.
Learn the other meaning of the word 'roast'.
A 'sticking point' is an issue or a problem in a negotiation that blocks an agreement.
Learn language to talk about the coronavirus pandemic.
Do you know someone who's a bit sheltered from the problems of the world?
Learn the new meaning of the word 'cancelled'.
Learn a new expression that describes our new way of life.
Learn how to describe a situation that is getting worse and might end in disaster.
Learn an expression about criticism.
Learn an English expression with bite!
A mix of home and office working has led to a new English expression.
Have you ever felt like turning off your phone and not doing something social?
Not a new word, but it’s more commonly used recently due to the coronavirus crisis.
Are you a gossip? You'll love this expression.
What word can you use to describe people who show off? Find out with Roy and Feifei.
Why are people saying 'salty'? Find out with Feifei and Roy.
An expression for when there aren't many people working.
A word used to describe something you love doing, but are embarrassed to tell people.
Learn a phrase for things that excite you!