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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.


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Intermediate: B1


Unfortunately I've never been to Britain so I can't give my opinion about discussion between Tess and Ravi.
In my country we follow queue system at banks,hospitals,post office,university administration department,etc.People mostly behave politely in queues but some times people do get aggressive in big queues.There is no restriction of queuing for public transports weather it's a public bus,train,taxi or rickshaw.People just jump on them.Some times people couldn't make it on time and then they try to get in first and don't care about others who arrived before them.
I like queue system.I've never jumped any queue.I think someone who gets there first deserves to get in first.Queuing maintains discipline.Every one should respect queue and should wait for their turn to come.

Hello :)
I don't like queuing also, I hate waiting :) Here in my country, people don't like queuing also, sometimes, they jump the queue. I hate queuing because I don't like waiting for something :) sometimes I jump the queue but just when I had something important things to do. However, I also love queuing when I had nothing to do important.  You know, if theres something that you must do while you're in queue, you only have two choices, either you come again next time or jump the queue. I don't really like queuing in fact, I don't like wasting my time :)
Have a nice day :)

Hello Dears,

In fact I have never been in Britain to see British queuing, but I think that Tess and Ravi are right in their talking about queuing in Britain.
I think that queuing is best way to organize any process (ticketing, buying something, waiting a taxi …etc.), I believe that it become easier and quicker with queuing. I prefer to stand at queuing and wait my round, but I can’t bear somebody not respect the queue and jump it. Here in UAE the people are very good at queuing and they do it politely, fortunately our queues are not very long.


i know that it is not polite to jump  the queue but i have dont it some times, when i was in harry:) i am sorry about that

in turkey ,all of us dislike queuing as a turkish unfortunatly,and i hate queuing ,there are alots person who dont respect to others and jump to in front of you. we are bad  at waiting someting are very crowed and has lots of queuing ,hi there from turkey 

In my place, São Paulo Brazil, there are queuing for everything, banks, supermarket, movies, restaurants etc......Some ten years ago jumping longs queues were something frequently, but currently the mainly queues like banks, restaurants, hospitals there are password, when you arrive in  the place you have to take a code and wait for your number be called then the mainly queues here are informatized.
But some queue like football games, big events like shows with many people, it's impossible to create a password system so there are some 'smart guys" who jump the queue.

queuing in my country where observed is different from the British queuing. in most cases, people do not stand in line one after another but they get upon their arrival a numbered ticket and wait in disorder that their number be showed on a screen or be called. sometime they make a like and wait to be called. rarely queuing you can see people queuing as the British do.

in hospitals, banks and some other places, queuing is an obligation but people often jump the queue and others are not polite. at other places like bus stations, there are no queuing at all. i hope that even if one is in a hurry he must respect the queue.

queuing is not usual in my country but i like it. we must respect those who arrive before us.

In my country, queues are very polite and long.