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Episode 07

Adam and Rob discuss your favourite times of day. Also, Tess and Ravi talk about something British people love, but most people hate!

Tess & Ravi



Language level

Intermediate: B1


queuing is a exercise of patient for me. In Brazil the people jump the queue that is a problem. For the Brazilian is necessary a polite course where teach good manner and patient are principal topics. I don't know the britain but I hope that will be all that Ravi and Tass spoke them.

If there is a group of people worshiping; one man is leading the worship, others follow him copying him. Can we say, "People read worship after him." or in place of 'after' we should use 'following'?

Hello xhansid,

'read worship' is not a common collocation in English, so I'm not sure what to recommend. You could perhaps say 'People worship following his example', though I'm not sure if that's exactly what you mean.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

If I am sitting in a park and my face is towards east where there is a bookshop ; will I say:
I am sitting facing the bookshop OR I am sitting in direction to the bookshop OR I am sitting in direction of the bookshop OR I am sitting with my face to the bookshop?

Hello Zeeshan Siddiqii,

I think the first of these (...sitting facing the bookshop) is the most likely. The last one is perhaps possible but the second and third are not correct.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I did the support track and found something not correct. In activity 5, question 8 . I think it must be "good at fixing computers" but the key is "good in". Can someone explain for me?

Hello blueroses,

You are right! The correction answer for number 7 should be 'c' ('at').

I've just fixed this error -- thanks very much for taking the time to tell us about it!

Thanks to you, LearnEnglish is a better place.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Most of the people in my country don't mostly make nice and tidy queues because almost all the people are impolite. They can't bear queuing and they often jump the queue. As to me I detest queuing but we have to form a queue for nearly everything in our country which include waiting for bus, elevator, buying tickets for the concert, match and stuff, in the office hall. I don't jump the queue at all, moreover I detest the people who jump the queue and I occasionally argue with them.

Actually, Queuing for things is really polite thing to do when everybody wants to get things, to buy tickets, to do something. however I hate queuing at the same time i can't stand jumping queues because it's not polite, So i never want to take advantage of something. People have started queuing for things almost in our country almost all places these days and it's getting better now that it was five or ten years ago. i have not heard that queuing is very British but heard British people are very good at queuing and as Tess said so they form a very nice and tidy queues. Anyway thanks for giving information like this. It's really helpful.

Hi. I hate queues, especially in a shop when I go to buy some things. I don't know how other people may like queuing. For my it is a waste of time.
In Poland people does not like queues too. They nervous at themselves, they scream and may fight to each other.