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  • Feifei: Hello, this The English We Speak. I'm Feifei.

  • Rob: And hello, I'm Rob.

  • Feifei: Hey, Rob. You know we've got a

  • 'bright spark' in our office?

  • Rob: A bright spark? Oh yesby that you

  • mean someone intelligent

  • Feifei: Well

  • Rob: Someone full of energy

  • Feifei: I didn't exactly

  • Rob: Someone with clever ideas. Feifei,

  • there's no need to waste everyone's time.

  • Just say my name! Rob is the bright spark

  • in the office.

  • Feifei: Ermm... Rob, that is just one

  • definition of 'a bright spark'. A bright

  • spark can describe someone who is

  • clever, intelligent with lots of energy. But

  • this isn't the definition that applies to you Rob!

  • Rob: So come on, Feifei. When else would

  • you describe someone as 'a bright spark?

  • Feifei: Well, it can be used sarcastically

  • and humorously to describe someone

  • who thinks they are intelligent

  • but actually does something stupid. A bit

  • like this

  • Which bright spark suggested we go for a

  • walk on the wettest day of the year?!

  • Come on, own upwho's the bright spark

  • who turned the power off and caused

  • everything in the freezer to melt?

  • Are you the bright spark who told the

  • other team our game plan? I think you

  • owe us an apology.

  • Feifei: This is The English We Speak from

  • BBC Learning English. And we've

  • discovered that 'a bright spark' can either

  • be a very smart person or someone who

  • has done something stupid. So I'm sorry

  • to say, Rob, you are the second kind of

  • bright spark!

  • Rob: Oh really. Why is that?

  • Feifei: You left the window open last night

  • and this morning I found all my

  • documents and scripts blown all over the floor.

  • Rob: Are you sure? A bright spark like me

  • would never do something like that.

  • Feifei: Rob, it's exactly what a bright spark

  • like you might doand it means I've lost

  • the last page of this script.

  • Rob: Oh really! I think I can remember

  • what it said. Something like - 'Sorry, Rob.

  • You are wise and clever and the brightest

  • spark I have ever known'.

  • Feifei: I don't think so, Rob. Which bright

  • spark would write something as cringey

  • as that?

  • Rob: Err... Time to go I think.

  • Feifei: Good idea. Bye.

  • Rob: Bye.

Feifei: Hello, this The English We Speak. I'm Feifei.

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A bright spark: The English We Speak

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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