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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

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How do you feel about queuing?

If you’ve been to Britain, do you think it’s true what Tess and Ravi said – are the British good at queuing? 

How about queues in your country? Do people queue up politely or do they jump the queue? Do you jump the queue?

We’d love to hear from you - write your answers in the comments.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Queuing is not common in Poland nowadays , but in the past ,during communist regime we had have to stay in queue for everything ,food, cloths, petrol. I hate queuing and I don't understand people queuing for gadgets like new model of smartphone or computer game.

Hello everyone.
In Vietnam, it seems to be hard to force people stand up queue because their knowledge is very low. They often try to jump the queue to get things they want first.
Actually, I feel bored about their behaviour, it isn't polite and cause international friends evaluate not good about Vietnamese...

Hi everybody.
I don't want to say bad of my country, but I find frequently someone trying to jump queueing. I hate their. It's probably the reason of large diffusion of number distributor machines in public offices, post offices, banks.
Bus stops and underground stations  aren't considered queueing places. Each bus or train stops starts an "assault to Fort Apache" for jumping on it.
Guess which is my country!

Hi Adam !
Have you've been in Viet Nam ? My name's Quoc. from VietNam.
Can you give me some advises ? tell you about my issue: I can understand every espisode nearly 80% or more. talking with foreigner (because of a loads of once in my place). But when I listen special thing such as economy, documentary film like hunting shark on the ocean... can't understand at all !
how can I improve my english for big step? Adam ?

Hi Huynh Anh Quoc,
Specialist vocabulary can be difficult, I know, and I think the best way to develop it is by listening to and reading texts on those kinds of subjects.  You can find some here on LearnEnglish, such as those in our Business & Work section or in our Magazine - if you click on that link you'll see an A-Z list of topics and you can choose the ones most useful for or interesting to you.  You can find some similar materials on the BBC's Learning English site, which I'm sure will help you.
I hope that gives you some ideas and inspiration!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, thank many !
I'm trying to find a job in a international company, and maybe that'll help me a lot. I hope your website is more developed ! and I'll recommend it to my friend.
Best wishes to you !

Spain is a special place for queuing. The most of places has queues when you need to use their services our buy something. For example at cinemas, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. However, Spanish people don't maintain a straight line. Then, it's very strange when one comes to a queue and has to ask for the last man waiting for.

Regarding about the queue, I think this is very polite and fair with everybody. For example, when you go to cinema so you must queuing in order to buy the ticket that is fair to every people. I hate the people who jump the queuing that is very very impolite. In my country, almost people don't worry about the queuing, and I think every people need to learn the queuing that our social will more development. Although I've never been to Britain but I think the British good at queuing that I can see by internet , television.Tks.

hi .nowadays in Iran some people especially women like queuing and if someone jump in the queue they advise him. But some people never like queuing , and in some places we don't have queue like bus stations (BRT),subways, but in most places we have queue like banks,taxi station,bakery,etc.

in my country queue is very important because everyone waits for your things.
thath is queue is a good things. when someone waiting for a bread in queuing, if someone jump the queue and go to in front of him, then in here occur a fight for in my country usually doesn't jump queue and like this things..
but sometimes someone want to permission for immediately things such as a patient or a don't wait a baby, then he or she is coming in front of someone.. but this is very polite an event..