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  • Feifei: Hello and welcome to

  • The English We Speak with me, Feifei...

  • Rob: ... and me, Rob.

  • Feifei: Rob, could we have

  • your attention please?

  • Rob: Sorry, I'm just snacking.

  • Feifei: You know you can't

  • eat in the studio.

  • Rob: I'm not eating anything - I'm

  • snacking on some funny cat videos ...

  • sorry, they're

  • really short, I won't be long.....

  • What, Feifei? Why the angry face?

  • Feifei: Because we are here to talk

  • about an authentic English phrase.

  • Rob: OK, OK, well here is one

  • for you - snackable. It describes

  • short online articles, videos

  • and other content that are quick and

  • easy to read or watch. Just like

  • these cat videos.

  • Feifei: And you are demonstrating it very

  • well, Rob! I guess it's like eating a snack

  • - quick and easy?

  • Rob: Yes - very snackable. Just like

  • these examples...

  • Because my free time is short, it's good to

  • find some snackable videos

  • I can watch on

  • my smartphone while I wait for the bus.

  • The short city guides I found on the

  • internet are very snackable and

  • great for planning

  • my trip around Africa.

  • These days videos are often less than

  • a minute long so that they're

  • snackable and appeal

  • to a younger audience.

  • Feifei: You're listening to The English

  • We Speak from BBC Learning English,

  • and we're talking about

  • the word 'snackable', which is a term

  • used to describe short online content

  • that is easy and quick to watch or read.

  • Rob: ...and the great thing about

  • snackable content, Feifei, is

  • you can do it whilst doing

  • other things - like presenting

  • this programme.

  • Feifei: You mean you can multitask - that

  • means do more than

  • one thing at a time. Well I can do that too!

  • Now where's my smartphone?

  • Rob: Err Feifei, what are you doing?

  • Feifei: Reading a short but interesting

  • article about working

  • with annoying presenters.

  • Rob: You're not snacking on that, you're

  • feasting on it! Now come on

  • and help me finish the programme.

  • Feifei: OK. Thanks for joining us, and we hope

  • you found this programme snackable.

  • Rob: Bye. Now do you want to see these

  • kittens doing really funny tricks?

Feifei: Hello and welcome to

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What does 'snackable' mean?

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    luna.chou posted on 2020/03/11
Video vocabulary