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  • Feifei: Welcome to The English We Speak.

  • It's Feifei here with Rob, and we're in a bit

  • of a rush

  • Rob: …yes yes, I've hurt my foot and we've

  • got to get to hospital. Ouch!

  • Feifei: Ooo, it looks nasty Roball red

  • and swollen. It was a good job I was

  • driving by when you hurt it.

  • Rob: Yes yes, thanks for the lift, Feifei. But it

  • really is hurting, so could you step on it,

  • please?

  • Feifei: What?

  • Rob: Step on it!

  • Feifei: Oh, OK. If you say so.

  • Rob: Ow! That was painfulwhat did you do that for?

  • Feifei: You said 'step on it' – I thought that

  • was an odd request, but I did.

  • Rob: No, Feifei! I meant drive faster

  • that's what 'step on it' means. It's what

  • you say to someone to ask them to hurry.

  • That hurt so much.

  • Feifei: Oops, sorry! Right, well hold on

  • tight, Rob. I will step on it while we hear some examples

  • Taxi! Could you take me to the

  • station, please? And could step on it? I'm late!

  • Our coach told us to step on it if we

  • wanted to get to the match on time.

  • Please step on it, otherwise we're going to

  • miss the plane.

  • Feifei: This is The English We Speak from

  • BBC Learning English. And we're finding

  • out about the phrase 'step on it', which

  • means 'go faster' or 'hurry up'.

  • Well, we're nearly at the hospital, Rob.

  • Rob: Good good, because my foot hurts

  • so much – I need urgent medical attention.

  • Feifei: How exactly did you hurt it?

  • Rob: I was playing football and another

  • player stepped on my big toe. It was so painful.

  • Feifei: What! So you've got me to 'step on

  • it' – and drive at high speedbecause

  • someone stepped on your big toe?

  • This isn't an emergency, Rob - you can get out and walk.

  • Rob: That's not very nice.

  • Feifei: You had better step on it, Rob

  • the casualty department shuts in five minutes. Bye.

  • Rob: Bye.

Feifei: Welcome to The English We Speak.

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Step on it: The English We Speak

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