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  • Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak. I'm Feifei...

  • And hello, I'm Rob.

  • It's very hot today, Rob.

  • What a good idea to present this

  • programme outside in the lovely

  • sunny weather!

  • Yes it is - and what a great suggestion

  • that I buy you an ice cream!

  • Thanks, Rob!

  • So, come on then, what flavour

  • do you want - chocolate,

  • strawberry, salted caramel...?

  • Vanilla for me, please. It's my favourite

  • flavour of ice cream.

  • Vanilla! Oh, Feifei, that's a bit boring...

  • a bit ordinary!

  • It's just ice cream, Rob - but

  • the word 'vanilla' can be used

  • to describe something this is

  • basic or bland. So, vanilla ice cream

  • is very popular because it is delicious,

  • but your

  • taste in clothes is just...

  • ...vanilla? Thanks! I think

  • we should hear some examples...

  • I thought his performance in the movie

  • was very vanilla - he's normally amazing.

  • I'm just looking to buy a vanilla car -

  • nothing fancy, no extras - just

  • something to drive

  • to the shops in.

  • I wanted to go sky diving with my friend,

  • but he's so vanilla - he'd never do anything

  • risky!

  • This is The English We Speak

  • from BBC Learning English

  • and we're talking about the word 'vanilla'

  • which can be used to describe something

  • that is basic, ordinary or boring.

  • So come on then,

  • Rob. If my vanilla ice cream is so 'vanilla',

  • what flavour are you going for?

  • It's got to be salted caramel.

  • That's so vanilla! Everyone is eating salted

  • caramel-flavoured things these days.

  • Well, luckily for you, I've forgotten to bring

  • any money ... so no ice cream for either of us.

  • Oh well, back to work then.

  • That's vanilla too ... it's such

  • a lovely day, shall we stay in the park

  • a little longer?

  • Yeah, good idea! See you, everyone.

  • Bye.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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