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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


there's queueing in my country Algeria in almost every daily behavior, but in many times there's those who try to jump the queue so many people are ot polite concerning it

Hello everbody,
When the smartphone has not been produced, I very hate queuing. But, now I have smartphone, I can enjoy the queuing process. I can see the movie or read facebook, news, etc. Sometimes I do not want moving forward, because the movie not end yet. So I think in my country, We have smartphone in the queues, people would more polite than before.

queuing is a exercise of patient for me. In Brazil the people jump the queue that is a problem. For the Brazilian is necessary a polite course where teach good manner and patient are principal topics. I don't know the britain but I hope that will be all that Ravi and Tass spoke them.

If there is a group of people worshiping; one man is leading the worship, others follow him copying him. Can we say, "People read worship after him." or in place of 'after' we should use 'following'?

Hello xhansid,

'read worship' is not a common collocation in English, so I'm not sure what to recommend. You could perhaps say 'People worship following his example', though I'm not sure if that's exactly what you mean.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

If I am sitting in a park and my face is towards east where there is a bookshop ; will I say:
I am sitting facing the bookshop OR I am sitting in direction to the bookshop OR I am sitting in direction of the bookshop OR I am sitting with my face to the bookshop?

Hello Zeeshan Siddiqii,

I think the first of these (...sitting facing the bookshop) is the most likely. The last one is perhaps possible but the second and third are not correct.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I did the support track and found something not correct. In activity 5, question 8 . I think it must be "good at fixing computers" but the key is "good in". Can someone explain for me?

Hello blueroses,

You are right! The correction answer for number 7 should be 'c' ('at').

I've just fixed this error -- thanks very much for taking the time to tell us about it!

Thanks to you, LearnEnglish is a better place.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Most of the people in my country don't mostly make nice and tidy queues because almost all the people are impolite. They can't bear queuing and they often jump the queue. As to me I detest queuing but we have to form a queue for nearly everything in our country which include waiting for bus, elevator, buying tickets for the concert, match and stuff, in the office hall. I don't jump the queue at all, moreover I detest the people who jump the queue and I occasionally argue with them.