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

  • And I'm Neil. Hey, thanks for joining me today, Feifei.

  • No problem, Neil. I wanted to give you my support for your first run in the park.

  • Well, this run in the park is only five kilometres.

  • I know, but you're not particularly fit and you haven't done much training.

  • Oh don't worry about that - this will be a walk in the park!

  • Err, Neil, I hope you're not thinking of walking around the park. This is a run, a run in the park!

  • I have no intention of walkingl. It's just an expression that means it's easy to do, especially compared to other activities.

  • I'm glad to hear that because it's just about to start. Let's hope you really do find it easy!

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • Here I am. Oh, that was hard.

  • So that run wasn't a walk in the park then? That's a shame.

  • Why's that?

  • 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.

  • Could we just park that idea, please?! I'm going to do another activity to keep fit and healthy.

  • Oh yes, what's that?

  • Walking. In the park!

  • Good idea. Bye!

  • Bye.

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

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