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a grey bird that lays its eggs in other bird's nests
- Cuckoos are becoming rare in the UK after having been one of the most common birds.
Recent Words of the Day
a blue tit
a small very common blue and yellow bird
- Blue tits can often be seen in groups feeding on garden bird tables.
cook your goose
to spoil your chances
- well, you've really cooked your goose by not disclosing the issue with your line manager - it's fundamental!
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This week we are featuring birds in our words and phrases. Listen out for them being used in everyday English speaking, and don't forget to practice their use in your English speaking too!
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