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  • Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak. I'm Feifei.

  • Neil: And I'm Neil. Hey thanks for

  • joining me today, Feifei.

  • Feifei: No problem, Neil. I wanted

  • to give you my support for your

  • first run in the park.

  • Neil: Well, this run in the park is only

  • five kilometres.

  • Feifei: I know, but you're not particularly

  • fit and you haven't done much training.

  • Neil: Oh don't worry about that -

  • this will be a walk in the park!

  • Feifei: Err Neil - I hope you're not thinking

  • of walking around the park - this is a run,

  • a run in the park!

  • Neil: I have no intention of walking -

  • it's just an expression that means it's easy

  • to do, especially compared

  • to other activities.

  • Feifei: I'm glad to hear that because it's

  • just about to start - let's hope

  • you really do find it easy!

  • Neil: Don't worry, I will have finished by

  • the time you hear these examples...

  • I've been studying for so long, this exam

  • should be a walk in the park.

  • Oh don't worry about me, I've trekked in

  • the Himalayas, this hill will be a walk

  • in the park!

  • The job at the bank will be a walk in the

  • park - you studied economics

  • at university!

  • Feifei: You're listening to The English We

  • Speak from BBC Learning English - and

  • Neil has been using the phrase 'a walk in

  • the park' to explain that a run in the park

  • is easy, especially when compared

  • to other activities - like running a full

  • marathon, for example.

  • But where is Neil now?

  • Neil: ...here I am. Oh, that was hard.

  • Feifei: So that run wasn't a walk in

  • the park then? That's a shame.

  • Neil: Why's that?

  • Feifei: Well, I thought that if running in the

  • park was too easy, you could train for next

  • year's London Marathon. It's over

  • 42 kilometres - that would be

  • no walk in the park.

  • Neil: Err, could we just park that idea,

  • please?! I'm going to do another activity

  • to keep fit and healthy.

  • Feifei: Oh yes, what's that?

  • Neil: Walking. In the park!

  • Feifei: Good idea. Bye!

  • Neil: Bye.

Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

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A walk in the park: The English We Speak

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    Tamtam Tam posted on 2018/11/24
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