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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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Hello hayaalqasem,

In the exercise you refer to, the correct preposition depends on the adjective preceding it. There isn't necessarily any reason that one preposition is correct and another isn't - it's just the way people speak. So what you need to do is memorise which prepositions go with which adjectives, e.g. bad at, worried about, angry with, etc. As you read and listen to English, you'll see there are plenty to learn. Many students find this very challenging, so keep at it and don't give up!

Good luck!

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I have never been in Britain ,but I hope that I can be there. I can't express my opinion about people there in queuing. In my country, sorry to say that the people are impolite they always jumping the queuing. They don't queue up politely, although most of people here are educated and cultured.
I am always queue up ,I  have never tried to jump the queue that's why I always missed my turn in the queue.
 

First at all I want to say thank you for this site and specially about these great podcast. it is amazing !
I heard too about the Britain should are polited.
I am from Brasil and here people aren't polite. The most of people jump queues. This is awfull. I have shame about this things in my country. I don't jump the queues, I like to be polite and I am interesting about ethics.

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,
 
Peter
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.
 

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