Bored? You're not alone. Everyone from factory workers to pilots experience a feeling of boredom: feeling unhappy and uninterested in what they are doing. Some people get bored because they have nothing to do. But is it always a negative emotion or can it push you to do something different?
Rob and Finn discuss how to deal with boredom and teach some related vocabulary. We promise you won't be bored!
This week's question:
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the longest continuous dramatic performance was held in New Jersey, in the US, in 2010. But do you know how long the cast for The Bald Soprano was on stage for? Was it for about:
a) 8 hours
b) 17 hours
c) 23 hours
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
Dealing with boredom
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- to yawn
to open your mouth wide and take air in and out slowly; usually a sign of boredom or tiredness
making someone excited and interested in something
unable to sit still because you are bored or worried
- to cope with
to deal with a situation successfully
- stuck in a rut
become too fixed in one kind of job or situation in life
- to stave off
to stop or keep away an unpleasant feeling
- to spur on
to encourage someone to do something