The English We Speak

Intermediate level

Me time

Episode 150623 / 23 Jun 2015

Summary

Rob has a lot to do to satisfy his boss and his family. Feifei feels sorry for him and allows him to take some 'me time' in the studio. What will Rob do? Find out more in the programme.

Transcript

Note: This is not a word-for-word transcript.

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

Rob
…and me Rob. Hello. But I'm afraid I won't be here for long Feifei.

Feifei
Why? What's happened, Rob?

Rob
I have so much to do. I have to write some texts, I am presenting this and two other programmes, and … yes, I have to upload material to our website…

Feifei
That's a lot to do, and you look stressed.

Rob
And it's not just that… I have to take my son to school, my cat to the vet, buy my wife a birthday present...

Feifei
Rob, you need some 'me time'!

Rob
Yes, I do! That would be brilliant! Me time is an expression which means time we have for ourselves to do just what we want. I really do need some me time.

Feifei
Let's hear some examples of how to use the expression 'me time'.

Examples
I've just sent my mum to a spa in the countryside. She's been taking care of the whole family and is really in need of some me time!

A: Oh, six in the morning! I'm going to be late for work!
B: Ignore the alarm clock today. It's Sunday! Stay in bed till late and have some me time.

Feifei
You know, Rob, these examples have inspired me so much that I'll let you to have some me time for the rest of the programme.

Rob
Really?!

Feifei
Yes. What do you like to do to relax?

Rob
Well… I'd like to …

Feifei
Yes?

Rob
What I'd like, I'd really really like is… to take a nap. And now I'm going to do just that. OK. Thanks Feifei. Bye everyone!

Feifei
Rob? Rob?... Well, let's give Rob some me time. Bye!