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  • Hello and welcome to The English We Speak with me, Feifei

  • and me, Roy.

  • We may sound a little differentthat's because we are not able to record in our normal studios during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • In this programme, we have an expression that is used to describe publically criticising someone.

  • Roy, why are you hiding under the desk?

  • Well, I'm a bit scared at the moment. Neil said you were throwing shade at me, so I don't want to get hit.

  • I guess it was you who smashed the window throwing all that shade around.

  • Roy! I'm not throwing anything physically.

  • I was throwing shade at youthat means I was publically criticising you.

  • I was telling everyone how terrible your favourite T-shirt is.

  • You always wear it, but the film on it is so uncool.

  • Who likes 'Gibbons by the Sea'?

  • I doit's a brilliant film. You should stop throwing shade. I love this T-shirt; it's a classic.

  • It's not a classicit's old.

  • Also, I did smash that window as I literally threw a bag of your other terrible T-shirts out of the window.

  • We'll talk about it more after these examples

  • AJ got really angry when she caught her friend throwing shade at her.

  • Hey! Don't throw shade at my job! It may not pay well, but I enjoy it!

  • Joan never throws shade.

  • She's so chilled out.

  • This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we're talking about the expression 'throw shade', which describes the act of publically criticising someone.

  • I can't believe you threw my bag of T-shirts out the window.

  • I know you don't like my T-shirts, but you should stop throwing shade at me.

  • OK, I will. I'm sorry, Roy. Actually, do you want to know a secret? I love your T-shirts.

  • I wanted to buy one, but I couldn't find one.

  • Well, I have a spare in the bag. You can have my other 'Gibbons by the Sea' T-shirt and then we can have matching T-shirts in the office. We'll look so cool.

  • Yes, we will! Bye, Roy.

  • Bye, Feifei.

Hello and welcome to The English We Speak with me, Feifei

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