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Last updated at 13:40 GMT, Thursday, 12 January 2012

Hopes for 2012

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What are your hopes for 2012?

Neil and Rob have an informal chat about the New Year and talk to other members of the BBC Learning English team about their hopes for 2012.

This week's question:

2012 is not the first time the Olympics has come to London. It is in fact the third time London will have hosted the games. The last time they were here was 1948, but when was the first time? Was it:

a) 1918

b) 1908

c) 1848

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!


Hopes for 2012

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to look forward to something

to want something to happen


thin but strong and fit

to get hitched

an informal expression meaning to get married

to miss your chance

to fail to take advantage of an opportunity

to brush up

to revise or improve your knowledge of something

to be sick of something

to be annoyed or bored by something