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  • Hello and welcome to The English We Speak.

  • I'm Feifei.

  • And I'm Roy. Did you watch the latest

  • episode of the hit soap, A Duck Between 

  • a Rock and a Hard Place?

  • No, I haven't watched the latest episode yet.

  • It was epic - spoiler alert - it turns out

  • that Martin wasn't really a duck but actually

  • Bob, the evil twin brother of the magnificent

  • unicorn, Flimflam.

  • What! I can't believe you ruined the story for

  • me with that spoiler. I've been watching them

  • and now you have told me the big ending for

  • the story.

  • But I did say 'spoiler alert' before I told you

  • and don't worry, there's going to be another

  • episode tonight because - spoiler alert -

  • the evil unicorn, Bob, didn't die at the end.

  • Roy, that's another thing you've told me. Just

  • because you say 'spoiler alert' doesn't mean

  • you can tell me everything that happens.

  • Sorry Feifei, I promise I won't tell you any

  • other spoilers. Let's listen to these examples.

  • Martina told me a massive secret that

  • happens in the book and she forgot to say

  • 'spoiler alert'. I'm so annoyed with her.

  • Next time you give me a spoiler make sure

  • you say 'spoiler alert' beforehand.

  • I hate spoilers - they ruin films for me but

  • when I watch a video on social media and I

  • hear someone say 'spoiler alert', I turn it

  • straight off.

  • This is The English We Speak from BBC

  • Learning English and we're talking about the

  • expression 'spoiler alert'. We say this as a

  • warning when we're going to reveal part of

  • the story of a film, book or TV series. I hate

  • when people give me spoilers.

  • Yeah, spoilers can ruin the story for

  • someone.

  • I'm sorry Feifei, I shouldn't have given you any

  • spoilers. Well after you say 'spoiler alert',

  • you need to give me more time before you

  • tell me what happened.

  • Sorry, I will do. Well, I suppose we're even

  • now for all the times you've told us secrets

  • about films and series. You never even say

  • 'spoiler alert'. Well Roy, did you get the email

  • from me earlier? No. Why, what did it say?

  • Spoiler alert! You have to work the weekend

  • because I'm going to the spa.

  • What? Not again. Bye Feifei.

  • Bye.

Hello and welcome to The English We Speak.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/10
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