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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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Task 7

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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 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,
Kirk
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,

Peter

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,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,
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.

Hi,
Actually, Queuing for things is really polite thing to do when everybody wants to get things, to buy tickets, to do something. however I hate queuing at the same time i can't stand jumping queues because it's not polite, So i never want to take advantage of something. People have started queuing for things almost in our country almost all places these days and it's getting better now that it was five or ten years ago. i have not heard that queuing is very British but heard British people are very good at queuing and as Tess said so they form a very nice and tidy queues. Anyway thanks for giving information like this. It's really helpful.
Thanks,

Hi. I hate queues, especially in a shop when I go to buy some things. I don't know how other people may like queuing. For my it is a waste of time.
In Poland people does not like queues too. They nervous at themselves, they scream and may fight to each other.

When I went to London I had to queue at Natural History Museum and I have to say that British people are really polite at queues, so organised and respectful people. I love that because you feel even relaxed at queuing in London.
Queuing in my country is sometimes a tough task, that includes at metro, in a bank, even at supermarket. Many people do the jumping thing here and it is not polite. I got upset when that happens.

Queuing is good.It is a discipline.I feel sometime queuing is good But I don't like long queues.
I didn't come in contact or see the British people while queuing so I don't know much more about them.
In my country, most people try to jump the queue.But I don't like jumping queue.

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