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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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Exercise

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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

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To be honest, in my country people don't queue to buy food or something like that. They are all in a hurry and they always want to be ones who are served first. Therefore, when tourists come to my country, it is quite impolite to hustle.

I would like to say that people in my country are very good at queuing but not as good as british people,I was in holiday in England and you can noticed the difference. They make tidy queues all the time. British people are really good at queuing. I never jumped a queue I think this is not fair for the other people who are waiting in queuing.

There are lots of queue jumpers in my country. Especially at the bus station we're not good at queuing. For instance when the bus comes the sitation, suddenly everybody began to jump the queue. Then suddenly almost 20 people try to get the bus. You cannot imagine this situaton, you're supposed to take part in it. So I can say that queuing in my country is so annoying but sometimes it could be fun.

I will be so happy, if you check my writing out and correct my mistakes. Thanks a lot

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hahaha!
I think that I have a lot of things in commom with Ravi, because I also hate queues!!
But I know that's a nice idea for make people organized.
Here in Brazil we queuing in banks, supermarket, shops.

We also have what we call preferential queue, for elder people, pregnants and people with disabilities, but unfortunately we have a lot of people who doesn't respect the preferential queue.

Hey!,

According to my view queue is a good thing for keep people complaisant. its not good to jump queue even though most people do it.
I don't have any idea about British because i haven't been there but i think they were good with queuing.
In my country no one like to queue they always try to jump and collapse the queue.

Queue in my country is impolite because people always jump when they see the space in a waiting line. So, I angry with people that doing it.

I do not like Queuing. It looks to me totally time waste. I hate waiting for things. I have not been to Britain ever so cannot comment on it but been to Japan and feel that people in Japan are stand in Queue in very disciplined way and do not jump or break queue ever. In India, people do not queue up politely and usually jump the queue. I also love to Jump the queue and get the things faster.

Why I cannot check my exercises now?

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