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  • Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak. I'm Feifei.

  • And I'm Roy! Feifei, is 3pm

  • OK for your appointment

  • with the doctor?

  • What? No, I don't need a

  • doctor – I feel fine!

  • What are you on about?

  • Well, I heard you showed

  • your listicle to Neil and

  • he was worried.

  • No, Roy, a listicle isn't

  • a medical conditionit's

  • a piece of writing. It's an article

  • that is in a list format.

  • It's like a list, but the

  • points have more explanation.

  • Oh, that makes more sense.

  • But why was Neil

  • worried about your listicle?

  • I have no idea. It's only a

  • listicle about the things

  • that he must do to improve

  • my life!

  • Don't worry, I haven't

  • forgotten you

  • in the listicle.

  • You mean that you want

  • to improve my life

  • as well?

  • No, Roy! I've written

  • a listicle highlighting

  • things you need to do!

  • I'll let you know what

  • my demands are right

  • after these examples.

  • Have you read the new

  • listicle I've written

  • about the greatest

  • video games of all time!

  • Don't read that listicle.

  • It's just clickbait!

  • That listicle has an

  • impressive title, but

  • it doesn't really expand

  • on the points it

  • makes. It's more like a list.

  • This is The English We

  • Speak from BBC Learning

  • English and we're talking

  • about listicles.

  • A listicle is an article

  • that is in a list format,

  • but the points are

  • expanded more than

  • a normal list, making it

  • closer to an article.

  • And here is the listicle

  • I wrote for you, Roy.

  • What? You can't be

  • serious! You've written

  • here that you want me

  • to burn all of my T-shirts

  • and buy some other clothes?

  • Well, that's not

  • going to happen!

  • I just want you to look

  • smart, Roy. That T-shirt

  • with a picture of a dog

  • staring at a flower

  • on it is not appropriate

  • for a person to wear.

  • It's top quality! And you've

  • also gone on in your listicle

  • about how I should stop playing

  • video games. I actually write

  • listicles about games!

  • Here, I wrote one for you.

  • This isn't a listicle! All it says

  • is 'you work too hard Royyou

  • should go home'.

  • Oh, OKthanks for the

  • advice – I will!

  • No, I was just reading

  • what you wrote!

  • Bye, Feifei!

  • Bye.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/03
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