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  • Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Feifei.

  • And I'm Rob. Feifei, feeling hungry?

  • Rob, they smell amazing!

  • Almost there. We're having a special treat today... waffles!

  • Rob is making waffles, those lovely, crispy little cakes with raised squares on the surface.

  • Absolutely! My favourite. But what are we going to put on them?

  • Oh that's simple, strawberries and syrup.

  • What about you?

  • OK, I'm not so sure. I mean, I used to always love them with honey and bananas.

  • But they do taste amazing with melted chocolate.

  • Or... with cream.

  • You know, I recently tried one with peanut butter, not a good experience.

  • I guess strawberries would be worth trying... Or mango.

  • But only if the mangoes are fresh...

  • Rob?

  • Yes?

  • Can you stop waffling on?

  • Ah, very clever. Perfect time to use that phrase! I do need to stop waffling on, don't I?

  • Yes, please. To 'waffle on' means to talk and talk without saying anything very useful or interesting.

  • I am sometimes guilty of that.

  • Let's hear a few more examples.

  • I think I did really badly in the interview.

  • I wasn't sure how to answer the questions, so I just waffled on.

  • Meetings with Frank are frustrating.

  • He always waffles on about unimportant things. Someone needs to have a word with him.

  • I used to find her blog really interesting and inspiring, but these days she just waffles on about her pet tortoise.

  • There we are. To waffle on. At least we don't waffle on in this programme, do we Rob?

  • Well, I must admit that sometimes people have said I do talk rather a lot, especially when it's about travel or languages... which reminds me I really should book my next holiday...

  • I've been considering Croatia, though I...

  • Rob?

  • Ah. Am I waffling on?

  • I'm afraid so.

  • Ooh, it's waffle time!

  • Great. Hopefully these tasty waffles will keep you quiet for a while.

  • Are you saying the waffles will stop me waffling on?

  • Yup! Now, enough talk... Oh, these waffles are delicious.

  • Not bad, eh?!

  • Bye.

  • Bye.

Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Feifei.

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Waffle on: The English We Speak

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    Evangeline posted on 2021/05/14
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