The script of this programme 本節目台詞
(Sounds of a busy Chinese city)
Finn: I'm Finn, and today in Authentic Real English we're in Feifei's home country - China.
Feifei: Welcome, welcome... what do you think, Finn?
Finn: Well, Feifei, there are so many... skyscrapers.
Feifei: Lots of tall buildings. Impressive, aren't they?
Finn: Absolutely. Look at that one. It's gigantic!
Feifei: 金茂大廈，yes it's pretty gigantic.
Finn: And this one is... enormous!
Feifei: Yes, it is. 東方明珠廣播電視塔 is enormous.
Finn: And this one is... ginormous!
Feifei: Gi... what? Finn, you just made that word up!
Finn: No, seriously, ginormous is a word! It's very informal, and means, well gigantic and enormous. Kind of a combination of both.
Feifei: Gigantic, enormous - ginormous. Ginormous 是由 gigantic 和 enormous 組成的一個合成詞。你說的很對，上海國際金融中心巨大無比。
Finn: Can we go to the top of the tower?
- Look at that old mobile phone from the 80s - it's ginormous!
- Those carrots are ginormous!
(Lift announcement:top floor)
Feifei: Here we are. Wow, what a view!
Finn: It's incredible, isn't it? Do you know how high up we are?
Feifei: Hmmm... I don't know. Let me guesstimate.
Feifei: Oh, you don't know that word - it's a combination of 'guess' and 'estimate'.
Finn: Ah - I see! So how tall do you think this ginormous tower is?
Feifei: About 500 metres?
Finn: Pretty tall! We're high above all the 'smog'.
Feifei: You mean a combination of smoke and...?
Finn: Fog, yes. Actually Feifei, I'm really scared of heights. Shall we go back down?
Feifei: You really are a ginormous coward Finn!
Finn: Yeah, yeah Feifei! Right, let's remind everyone to log on to bbcukchina.com for more phrases! Bye.
(Lift announcement: lift going down)