The English We Speak

The English We Speak

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Clout

Learn an expression about having influence.

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Goat

'GOAT' is used to talk about things or people that we think are the best.

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Workation

'Workation' is a combination of the words 'work' and 'vacation'.

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Moonshot

Learn an expression used to describe an experimental project.

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Slap-bang

Learn a phrase to describe an exact position.

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Sadfishing

A word used when someone exaggerates their emotional problems to get attention.

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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...

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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

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On fleek

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

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Contact tracing

Learn vocabulary related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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!

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Plastic footprint

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

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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.

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Listicle

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

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Doomscrolling

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

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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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