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  • Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak. I'm Feifei.

  • Neil: And I'm hungry – I mean Neil. Feifei,

  • why did you book this studio

  • recording session at midday? I'm

  • starving. Do you fancy going for lunch?

  • I've heard that new chicken restaurant

  • just down the road is excellent!

  • Feifei: Not sure about that.

  • Neil: Oh, have you been there before?

  • Feifei: Yes, and it left a bad taste

  • in my mouth.

  • Neil: Oh really? So the food's bad?

  • Everyone says it's great!

  • Feifei: Well, the food was great

  • Neil: Eh? The food was great but it left

  • a bad taste in your mouth?

  • I don't understand!

  • Feifei: Let me explain. If something leaves

  • a bad taste in your mouth, it means you've

  • had a bad experience and

  • the memory is unpleasant.

  • Neil: Oh I see. So, what went wrong?

  • Feifei: The bill was twice as much as

  • it should have been!

  • Neil: Ah I get it now - we use

  • the expression it 'leaves a bad taste in

  • your mouth' when we have a negative

  • experience and feel bad or angry about it

  • afterwardslike being

  • ripped off in a restaurant!

  • Feifei: Come on, Neil.

  • Let's hear some examples.

  • Then we can go for lunch somewhere

  • that doesn't rip me off!

  • I refuse to go back to that hotel.

  • They were so rude! It left

  • a bad taste in my mouth.

  • When my boss sent me that angry email

  • last thing on Friday, it left a bad taste

  • in my mouth.

  • It left a bad taste in my mouth when I got

  • fined for going just one mile an hour

  • over the speed limit!

  • Feifei: This is The English We Speak from

  • BBC Learning English.

  • And I'm with Neil, who was wondering

  • why I've got a bad taste in my mouth

  • when it's got nothing to do with food.

  • Neil: We use the expression it 'leaves a

  • bad taste in your mouth' when we have

  • a negative experience and

  • feel bad or angry about it afterwards.

  • So, is it time for lunch?

  • Feifei: Yes, Neil! I really want you to come

  • and try that new tofu place.

  • The food's just delicious and

  • the service is excellent!

  • Neil: So, will it leave a good taste

  • in my mouth?

  • Feifei: It sure will! Bye.

  • Neil: Bye.

Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

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Leaves a bad taste in your mouth: The English We Speak

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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