4 slang words – English In M Minute

4 slang words – English In M Minute

Hi, I’m Sian from BBC Learning English, and today I’m going to share four British slang words with you. So these are words you should only use in an informal situation. The first one is ‘gutted’. This is an adjective and means very sad or disappointed. I just failed my driving test for the fourth time! I’m gutted. Number two…

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Question Tags: The Grammar Gameshow Episode 22

Question Tags: The Grammar Gameshow Episode 22

Hello, and welcome to today’s Grammar Gameshow! I’m your host, Will! Just try and contract me, you’ll see what happens! And of course, let’s not forget Leslie, our all-knowing voice in the sky. Hello, everyone! Tonight, we’re going to ask you three questions about… Question tags! Those little auxiliary verb plus pronoun combinations for checking and asking! OK! Now, let’s…

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How creative should we be? Listen to 6 Minute English

How creative should we be? Listen to 6 Minute English

Neil: Hello. Welcome to 6 Minute English, I’m Neil. Rob: And hello, I’m Rob. Neil: Now Rob, how creative are you? Rob: Very creative, I think. Creativity is in my bones! Look at this wonderful script that I wrote and we’re presenting right now. Neil: You are what we could call ‘a creative’ – a noun which means someone with…

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My bad: The English We Speak

My bad: The English We Speak

Feifei: Welcome to The English We Speak.Hello, I’m Feifei… but where is Rob?Rob: … Oh! Hi, Feifei, you’re nice and early –can’t wait to get started, hey?Feifei: I’m not early – you are late!Rob: Late? No, no, no, no – we said we’dstart at half past ten… didn’t we?Feifei: No – ten o’clock, Rob. Look at thistext message: “Can we…

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BBC Masterclass: Native-speaker ‘mistakes’

BBC Masterclass: Native-speaker ‘mistakes’

Hi guys. Dan for BBC Learning English here. In this Masterclass we’ll be taking a lookat ‘mistakes’ that native speakers commonly make. Are you ready? Here we go.Behold native speakers in their natural environment. Observe how they interact verbally – filledwith deep and meaningful communication. They are social, verbose, articulate and alwaysalways ALWAYS 100% grammatically correct. Worship them in all…

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What does ‘out of order’ mean?

What does ‘out of order’ mean?

Feifei: Hello and welcome to The EnglishWe Speak. I’m Feifei.Neil: And I’m Neil. Hi everyone.Feifei: Is everything OK, Neil? You sounda bit annoyed this morning!Neil: Yeh, I’m OK, I’m just a bit frustrated.I spent a few hours organising all of thebooks on my bookshelves last weekend,but then my wife decidedto clean the shelvesand put the books back in a mess.They’re…

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Learn to talk about walks in the countryside in 6 minutes!

Learn to talk about walks in the countryside in 6 minutes!

Neil: Hello and welcome to 6 MinuteEnglish. I’m Neil.Catherine: Hi! And I’m Catherine.Neil: Now, Catherine, when was the lasttime you went for a walk in the country forfun, for exercise or relaxation?Catherine: People do that?Neil: Well, believe it or not, they do.Catherine: Interesting, people are strange.Neil: Well, it sounds like you should payclose attention to today’s programmebecause it’s all about…

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How your eyes predict your personality – 6 Minute English

How your eyes predict your personality – 6 Minute English

Neil: Hello and welcome to 6 Minute English. I’m Neil.Rob: And I’m Rob.Neil: Now, Rob, would you say that you are an introvertor an extrovert?Rob: What a good question!Well, extroverts are confident in their personality.They’re outgoing and comfortable in social situations.So I would have to say that, if anything, I’m the opposite.I’m more of an introvert. I’m really quite shy.I…

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Talk about food expertise in 6 minutes

Talk about food expertise in 6 minutes

Neil: Hello welcome to 6 Minute English.I’m Neil.Rob: And I’m Rob.Neil: Now Rob, you look like you enjoy agood meal.Rob: Ha. Well, I do like eating out and Ilike to think I know a good mealwhen I have one.Neil: Well that should give you an advantagewith today’s quiz. In 2016, which is thelast year we have statistics for, how manyrestaurants…

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