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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.


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Intermediate: B1


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.


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.

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I hate queue. In my country usually people very impolite and want to jump queuing.

in my country people queue 50/50 in some area some people jump. They say sorry i am in hurry up or i am official worker. but one thing important i want to mention it, people give priority to women. women do not queue or making separate queue. They do not like to stand some one behind them.
i have lived in London for more than 6 years. British people are so much polite.