Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles 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.