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  • Hi Neil, good weekend?

  • Do anything nice?

  • Hi Feifei.

  • Actually, I stayed in and watched TV.

  • Football?

  • No, I watched this marvellous program from Norway.

  • Oh, one of those police dramas?

  • They're great!

  • Actually, believe it or not, the entire film was just the view from the front of a train, all the way from one city to another.

  • It was seven hours long.

  • Seven hours?

  • That's all that happened?

  • No people, no police, no nothing?

  • Just the view from the train.

  • It was such a relaxing journey.

  • They call it "slow TV".

  • Ahh, yes, I've heard of that.

  • Wasn't there one on a boat, too?

  • Isn't it a bit boring?

  • Well, it's not for everyone.

  • But my life is so busy.

  • I just like to slow down now and again.

  • I'm still not convinced.

  • Anyway, let's hear some more examples about this slow TV.

  • It's our phrase on The English We Speak.

  • Michala's company specialises in making slow TV.

  • She says business is great right now!

  • I recently discovered slow TV.

  • My friends think it's really dull, but I find it helps clear my head after a stressful day.

  • What are you watching?

  • It looks just like a fireplace with a big piece of wood burning.

  • It is!

  • Isn't slow TV fantastic?

  • It takes about four hours for the wood to burn completely.

  • You're listening to The English We Speak from BBC Learning English.

  • The expression we're looking at in this program is "slow TV".

  • So Neil, is this what you'll be doing with you free time from now on?

  • Watching slow TV?

  • No, I've got an even better idea for this weekend.

  • You know that oak tree I planted?

  • Err, yes.

  • I'm going to film it.

  • And make my very own slow TV!

  • Then you can watch my tree grow, any time you like.

  • Honestly, Neil, I don't think so.

  • Maybe this will be the next big thing in slow TV.

  • I could call it, slow tree-V, get it?

  • I think what you need is to take a long, slow walk outside.

  • Then you can admire all the trees you like!

  • Just you wait, Feifei!

  • This will be the slowest TV everoak trees take around 30 years to grow.

  • Good luck, Neil.

  • See you in 30 years.

  • I'll stick to police dramas in the meantime.

  • Bye.

Hi Neil, good weekend?

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What is 'slow TV'?

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    Lian posted on 2019/12/25
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