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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


Hi for everyone,
Usually I detest queuing, when I somehwere rush or want very fast perform business. But sometimes I'm keen on when I can meet new interesting people, or make chat with pretty girls. In my country people are mostly polite and reserved, but sincere so rarely jump the queu, and I'm too polite to do this. I haven't been in Britain and it's my dream to come one day and visit all famous places and of course meet all British council team.
Best wishes.

I don't like queuing! I can wait only about 5 minutes and after this time I become little nervous. There is a little shop next to my apartment without a big queues, so I always go there.

Hey Adam..This video is great.I like it.Today is quiz in my town...I prastice on this website.
Regards from Montenegro

lol in my country queuing is so broing and u have to wait for too long and people isnt so polite they always jump in the queue

Hi! For me queuing dont  interesting. If I will waiting a long time and I will have chance to jump the queuing I will do it or I will going to do other things and after come queuing. Yes, I know, it dont nice to jump queuing, but it isn't for me. In Armenia people have diferent thinks about queuing, some of them like that, some dont like... smile!

Hi there,
To tell the truth that I do not really like queuing, because it sucks my time. But if I am in the circumstance that I have to queue up for somthing, I will always stand in a queue politely and I never jump a queue. I also never have a chance to stay in Britain to comfirm if people make nice and polite queues for things, but through what I listened from, I am sure they do. In my country, people are really polite to wait in a queue and they sometimes let you pass first if you are older people, children...
Best wishes,

HI Guys~
THanks for those interesting podcasts. I think the most annoying sceen in my country, like other Arab countries, is that people can't waitto stnad in a queue. they keep coming and rudely get in the queues being unrespectful for the other standing since a while. If you argue with someone about why did he do whatever he did, a trouble might occur. Presonally, I have tried that before.This is  a serious problem that needs to be solved. Its a very annoying and disordered phenomena!

I think and I believed that no body like queuing but sometimes might be interesting.Especialy if you queuing with some sympathy and you don`t mind about time.As long the queue is as it is better for you.

Hello Adam
I think their is some problem with first question of  "Match the beginnings and endings" as stated above.
"I hope Mrs Davies isn't angry with me because I didn't finish writing that report last night."   
This sentence doesn't make any sense.Plz help me understanding this sentence.

Hello Hashmi,
The speaker hopes that his teacher isn't angry. Why does he hope this? Because he didn't write a report for her (probably homework). Does that make sense?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team