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  • Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak with me, Feifei ...

  • ... and me, Roy. Feifei, did you get me

  • a drink of water?

  • No, I did not! Go and get yourself one!

  • But I thought you were bringing me one

  • because I overheard you

  • saying to Neil that I was

  • really thirsty.

  • Oh right. Sorry. You weren't meant to hear

  • that. I meant that you're thirsty on social

  • media. You're always posting photos

  • of yourself trying to get

  • compliments and attention.

  • I most certainly am not. What makes

  • you think that I post on

  • social media just to get attention?

  • I have seen some of your elaborate

  • and ridiculous photos! You posted

  • one the other day with

  • a big rat and another where you

  • were dressed as a superhero!

  • I didn't do that to get attention - I'm not

  • thirsty! And it wasn't a big rat, it was my

  • dog!

  • Right, let's listen to some examples.

  • Geoff said Sandra's photos were attention-

  • seeking. I told him she's thirsty.

  • Stop being so thirsty. Why do you always

  • have to post photos just to get attention?

  • Vladimir is so thirsty. He's always

  • sharing photos of himself

  • and a puppy - just to get likes!

  • This is The English We Speak from BBC

  • Learning English and we're

  • talking about the word 'thirsty',

  • which is an adjective to describe

  • people who are trying very hard

  • to get attention and

  • praise.

  • I must admit - a lot of people on social

  • media seem really thirsty.

  • They're always posting

  • photos to get likes. You can also say that

  • someone is 'fishing for compliments'.

  • Or 'attention-seeking'. That's another way

  • of saying 'thirsty'. Which reminds me - you

  • look really hot. Do you still want

  • that drink of water?

  • Yes, please! I'm really thirsty.

  • Haha got you! I recorded you

  • admitting that you're really thirsty.

  • Next time you post

  • something, I have proof.

  • But I only wanted a drink.

  • Get it yourself! Bye Roy!

  • Oh Bye!

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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