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  • Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak with me, Feifei...

  • ...and me, Roy.

  • We may sound a little different.

  • That's because we are not able

  • to record in our normal studios

  • during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Roy, I haven't seen you posting

  • much on social media today.

  • No, I decided not to spend my time

  • on social media because I wanted

  • to play some video

  • games!

  • Ahh JOMO!

  • What on earth is JOMO?

  • The joy of missing out. You are enjoying

  • playing video games while not

  • posting on social media.

  • I didn't know you wanted to see my posts.

  • Roy, no one wants to see all those

  • pictures of you and your dog!

  • Let's hear these examples...

  • Climbing a mountain and not checking

  • my emails was pure JOMO.

  • I didn't go to the restaurant last night

  • with everyone from work.

  • I had more fun staying

  • at home watching a film. That's JOMO.

  • I'm going to spend a week not checking

  • social media. I'm going to do

  • other things like listen

  • to music. JOMO!

  • This is The English We Speak from

  • BBC Learning English and we're talking

  • about the expression

  • 'JOMO' which is the abbreviation of 'joy of

  • missing out'. It means 'to enjoy personal

  • time instead of doing something social

  • or on social media'.

  • So, what are your JOMOs, Feifei?

  • What things do you like to do

  • instead of going out?

  • Well, listening to music, watching videos

  • of the opera while eating a lettuce.

  • You know,

  • normal things.

  • You eat a lettuce while watching opera.

  • That's very specific. I'm not sure

  • that's everyone's

  • idea of a good time.

  • Eating lettuce keeps me healthy and

  • I love singing opera. It's better

  • than playing video

  • games.

  • I don't agree - but I suppose everyone has

  • different JOMOs. If you like singing opera,

  • will you sing some for us?

  • One day Roy, but not today!

  • OK, I'm looking forward to it!

  • Bye, Roy.

  • Bye.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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