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  • Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak.

  • I'm Feifei.

  • Neil: And I'm Neil.

  • Feifei: In this programme, we're talking about 'about'!

  • Neil: About 'about'?

  • Feifei: About 'about'!

  • Neil: This is getting silly! We are indeed talking

  • about the word 'about' - but not as it's usually used.

  • Feifei: Indeed. Let's demonstrate. Is Mark about today?

  • Neil: Yes, I saw him this morning.

  • Feifei: So, when I asked: 'Is Mark about today?' I

  • wasn't asking if Mark was somehow related

  • to the concept of 'today' I just meant, 'Is

  • Mark here?'

  • Neil: 'About' means 'here', or 'somewhere near here'.

  • Feifei: Mark's about. Mark's near here. By the way,

  • who's Mark?

  • Neil: No idea. But I know he's near here!

  • Feifei: Well, that's reassuring. Time for some more

  • examples about 'about'.

  • Examples: Hi, is Sue about? Just need to give her some

  • files.

  • Will you be about this evening? I want to

  • ask a big favour.

  • There's no one about. It's a bit scary.

  • Don't talk like that. There are children about.

  • Feifei: There we are. 'About' meaning in or close

  • to an area.

  • Neil: You know, there's another word that behaves

  • like this.

  • Feifei: You're talking about - 'around'!

  • Neil: Indeed. We could ask: 'Is Mark around?'

  • Feifei: And we know the answer to that: you saw him

  • this morning.

  • Neil: Except - I didn't really see him. Because

  • Mark doesn't exist...

  • Mark: Hi. I'm Mark.

  • Neil: Ah, Mark!

  • Feifei: We were just talking about you!

  • Neil: We were just talking about 'about'.

  • Feifei: And 'around'.

  • Neil, Feifei, Mark: Bye.

Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak.

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