UK Culture: New words

New words and phrases are continually entering the English language. Listen to this Trend UK episode and find out if you are a screenager or even perhaps a splod!

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video or listen to the audio. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Complete the gaps with a word from the box to make a summary of the text.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Llife is changing from day to day , So we use a new words and by time we will use a new words also , My question : can we suppose that after hundreds of years may be we need to translate the Novels and writings... from old English to a new English to understand them.

There is a mistake in one of the sentences in exercise 1.
8. If you [………………] something, you are considering it to make changes.
The answer is "reviewing" which is grammatically incorrect. It should be "If you are reviewing" or "If you review"

Hello Dahlia90,

Thanks very much for taking the time to point out this mistake in the support pack to us. I've now fixed it, though please know that it may take a few hours for it to appear online.

Thanks again!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

It was a good podcast about new english words... A little hard to got it all what podcast says but I did it...

I would love to use this one as an English classes. Any suggestion about this?

Hello anna of arendelle,

You are welcome to use the materials on the site in your classes (I presume you are an English teacher). The audio can be downloaded from the link on the page and there is also a link to print out the exercises.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Sorry Mr. I wanna know how to download the audio in Smartphone (not personal computer) ? Thanks.

Hello Nurmalia,

That depends a bit on the kind of phone you have, but on my Android phone, when I press on the words Download audio 3.5MB (right click & save) and hold my finger there, after a couple of seconds, a little window pops up with some options. One of the options is Save link – pressing on that downloaded the file to my phone.

If you have a different phone, the process is probably quite similar, so I'd recommend trying it.

I hope this helps you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I studied Linguistics and the lexicographer's life is very exciting. You must have a good memory and your mind must be clear and I think it's important learn different languages to rescue new and old international words.

I'm off to the next dope task! =)