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Find out about the phrase ‘Break a leg!’, its interesting history and why people use it, particulary in the theatre.

Find out about the phrase ‘by the end of play’, how we use it in the English language and when it’s appropriate to use.

Find out about the phrase "The world is your oyster", its history, how we use it in the English language and other related phrases.

Have you ever had an accident and thought “I’m glad nobody saw that!” ? Well, these people on You’ve been framed are not so lucky.

This week we explain the phrase "no brainer". This is often used in conversational English to emphasise a decision that was very easy to make.

From the Wymondham winds to Grosvenor grove - An exploration of the differences between written and spoken English

The Environment and You

The Beatles - A history of the band and their music

This week we explain the phrase "end of". This is often heard in conversational English, particularly within informal chat between friends.

Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre in London - an introduction to the passive tense