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In this session, we'll show you a game you can play with a friend to help you practise asking what something is like.  

We'll also learn an informal use of the word like from a famous BBC radio presenter.

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Learn something about English from one of the most famous young radio presenters in the UK - Nick Grimshaw.

So far, we've learned how to use like as a preposition and as a verb.

But in spoken English you sometimes hear it used in a completely different way. For example:

 

It's, like, so confusing!

 

This is a very common way of speaking, especially for young, cool people like Nick Grimshaw.

But what does it mean? Let's take a closer look. And don't worry if you don't understand everything - the way he speaks is very quick and very informal!

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I went to karaoke last night. So I, sort of, don't have any voice. At about midnight last night, when I was going home… I was with Caroline, who's my manager. Her job is to, like, look after me. At midnight last night I was tapping her on the shoulder, because I couldn't actually say her name, because my voice had gone. And I was like: "Caroline, Caroline. I've got no voice. I've got no voice whatsoever." She was like: "Ok, ok, ok. Let's figure this out. Let's have a glass of water." It was gone.

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Nick Grimshaw presents The Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1.  It's the most popular morning radio show for young people in the UK. He's telling a story about losing his voice after singing karaoke.

How many times do you hear him use the word like? Try the activity.

Like...?

3 Questions

What did Nick Grimshaw say?

ਵਧਾਈ ਹੋਵੇ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਕੁਇਜ਼ ਪੂਰਾ ਕਰ ਲਿਆ
Excellent! Great job! Bad luck! ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਹਾਸਲ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਅੰਕ:
x / y

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That was fast, wasn't it? Don't worry if you are feeling confused. We'll explain this meanings of the word like on the next page!

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  • 'Like' as a filler. Fillers are words or sounds that don't have a specific meaning. Instead, they allow the speaker more time to think.

    "Her job is to, like, look after me...

    "That's, like, so unfair!

    He's, like, a really good guy.I wonder if I could, like, borrow your camera?

    'Like' to mark reported speech. In other words, it's said before you quote somebody. The form is: to be + like.

    "She was like: "Ok, ok, ok.""

    When I told him about my new car, he was like: "I don't believe you!"

    She asked if I wanted to go to the pub. I was like: "Yeah, that's cool. When shall we meet?"