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  • Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak. I'm Feifei.

  • Neil: And I'm Neil.

  • Feifei: Errr, Neil why are you still here?

  • I thought you were driving to Manchester.

  • and Rob was going to present the programme.

  • Neil: Feifei, have you looked

  • outside the window?

  • Feifei: Errr, no. Should I?

  • Neil: It's a pea-souper out there!

  • Feifei: You want me to look out of the window

  • at PEA SOUP? Is there a big bowl of it or

  • something?

  • Neil: No, there's no soupit's an informal

  • way of describing thick fog. It's so thick

  • you can hardly see through it. And that's why I can't

  • drive to Manchester.

  • Feifei: That is a shame.

  • But why a pea-souper?

  • Neil: I guess because, like pea soup, it's

  • thick and a dark cloudy colour.

  • Feifei: Hmm, well I'd rather eat pea soup

  • than be in it! I think we had better hear

  • some examples of this strange phrase

  • Examples: It looks like our flight is

  • delayed until this pea-souper clears.

  • It's a real pea-souper today. When I was

  • driving here I couldn't even see the car in front

  • of me.

  • There's no way I'm cycling in this pea-souper.

  • It's far too dangerous.

  • Feifei: This is The English We Speak from

  • BBC Learning English. And I'm with Neil, who

  • can't travel because of a pea-souperthat's

  • a very thick fog, that's hard to see through.

  • Neil: Sometimes you can refer to it as 'smog',

  • if it's fog mixed with air pollution.

  • Feifei: Yes, that's horrible stuff to be in.

  • Well Neil, if you can't go to Manchester,

  • what are we going to do?

  • Neil: Well, let's have lunch together.

  • Feifei: Yes, but what are we going to eat?

  • Neil: Pea soup of course! It's that

  • kind of day.

  • Feifei: Oh look, the fog is clearing. Maybe

  • you can drive after all!

  • Neil: Hmm, I'll get my coat. Bye.

  • Feifei: See you.

Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

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A pea-souper: The English We Speak

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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