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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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Leave a comment!

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


I think, nobody likes queuing. Steve Jobs died and this quiz is not resolved......neither whit all internet tools.

About queuing....
I really hate it so much, I'm from Egypt and people there always jump up the queues.

Thank you very much, it is really very useful site and you help me practicing and improving my English. :)
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Hi,I am in China ,queuing is not inhabt for Chinese, Street.mall,subway always crowded

hi, i've enjoyed this podcast. I think, Tess and Ravi are absolutely right about queuing in England. I've been living in Bristol for several months. and i've noticed that English people are very polite. they never jump the queue. I've never seen that before. I enjoy queuing in Bristol, because you' ll never have any problems with your turn. One man led to another. In our country (i'm from Uzbekistan) people always jumping the queue. They are out of patience. That's why i can't stand queuing in Uzbekistan.

Hi, everybody. First, I was thinking in the problem of queuing in my country... we are very impatient, people are always jumping the queue or worse, arguing about who was first. But actually I always think that be in a queue or in a line is the best moment to find friends and meet with fun people. Secondly, I want to write about my favourite time of the day. When I wake up every morning and I'm preparing the breakfast, I love the smell of the coffee and the taste of the orange marmalade on my toast... I can do this three times at day... and then my day was full of joy and good food. :)

Most people dislike queuing not except me. But nowadays queuing is one of the manners we need to behave in our daily life, especially in the civilized society. In Hong Kong almost people are politely queuing. I hate queuing but I have to comply with queuing when it need.
Best wishes

Hi there, I am an Indonesian living in HK. I am definitely agreed with you that Hong Konger are very polite about queuing. We queue so much in HK; we queue in the super market, waiting for the train/bus, bank, even to use a public toilet we need to queue up in here. I think HK is so much like Britain, they won't jump on the queue, and I don't mind queuing myself. Great day!

Sometimes, we tend to stereotype people and soon or later we shall see that we are wrong. nobody enjoy queuing. I visited England in 2009 and I could see that the English are more polite in the queue than in Brazil. For example,English people never jump the queue.

hlw everyone,
that's Emrose from Bangladesh. I have a problem about my speaking English.I think my listening english is not bad. I'm listening Podcast regularly and i understand most of things. But when i try to speak ....i can't do this fluently. plz tell me what can i do now to ? i want to improve my speaking skill quickly.