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Last updated at 08:56 GMT, Friday, 06 March 2009

Food idioms - Tea

Introduction

The Teacher describes these idioms in this video:

  1. It's not my cup of tea
  2. I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China
  3. It's as good as a chocolate teapot.

Video

Teacher's homework

Jazz really isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't go to a jazz concert for all the tea in China.

This topic has now closed. Thanks for all your homework.

David, Colombia
Those are fantastic idioms, no one ever would explain them to you only the BBC, there is no way to understand them apart from a full explanation. I lived in England for almost three years and I perhaps heard most of them there but I never was able to understand them in full. It is a pity not to have the opportunity to use them more widely.

Michael, Taiwan
Watching politics programs on TV isn’t my cup of tea. I hate politicians who tell lies all of the time. They are cheaters. They are gangsters. They never like dealing with important issues but wasting our time and money on thrive things.

Polin A ,Cambodia
Getting Band 8 in IELTS is really my cup of tea. I will not spend my time in doing nothing for all the tea in China .I know that wasting time is as good as a chocolate teapot! Thank u :) !

Cassie, China
Writing isn't my cup of tea, I hate writing composition since i went to school .

Phurbu, Nepal
Learning English and Spanish languages is my cup of tea. I am so interested to learn both language equally.

lucy, China
Burning midnight oil the day before an exam is not my cup of tea. It is as good as a chocolate teapot, as it never do good to both your study and health. I will not do it for all the tea in China.

Cathie, Belgium
A good Italian meal, or Indian food, these are my cup of tea. Don't send me the recipe, it would be as good as a chocolate teapot!

Elton, Brazil
I wouldn't watch this episode anymore even for all the tea in China..!!!!

An English Leaner, USA
This is the first time, by chance I have visted your website. It is very impressive and useful program. I am very excited about this finding! I would not trade my luck with anything, even for all the tea in China.

Mostafa,Moroco
I like to watch movies on tv screen;they are my cup of tea , but i hate to go to the cinema for all the tea in China.

Thao,VietNam
Learning philosophy isn't my cup of tea.It's too difficult to understand all its concepts and theory.

Ibrahim, Turkey
Doing my own job is my cup of tea. I wouldn't listen the advise of my boss for all tea in China because his tips good as a chocolate teapot. In Turkey we say "it gives taste of bald" if the same station is repeats always and always.

Amintas A. C. S. Silva- Brasil
Songs by George Harrison are my cup of tea, I would never stop listening to them for all the tea in China.

Yu Morita,Japan
The cold weather isn't my cup of tea very much. So, I would't go outside for all the tea in China because of the Japanese cold temperature. In the future, I want to live in L.A. I love L.A. very much. I like warm wind, warm meal, and warm people!!!

MAD DREAM CHINA
The football match is my cup of tea. But my wife would't let me watch for all the tea in china when she stay in home.

GOEUN, S.Korea
Becoming a math teacher? Math is'nt my cup of tea. I wouldn't be a math teacher for all the tea in China. I will be as good as good a chocolate teapot for my students.

ANTO ,ITALY
NUTELLA IS MY CUP OF TEA.I will eat for all the tea in China.

Myen, Vietnam
For all the tea in China I wouldn't say that your lessons are as good as a chocolate teapot BUT They are really my cup of tea.

Zadida Tinicha,Qatar
Driving is not my cup of tea,because the overcrowding make me always under stress,i won t do it for all tea in china.

Sasha, Ukraine
I can't say that English idioms isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't ask you for all the tea in China not to expain the origins of 'as good as a chocolate teapot'. If I can't explain what this idiom means to a student of mine who asked me about it, then they might think that my classes too are as good as a chocolate teapot. thanks:-)

Adnan, Iran
Driving fast is not my cup of tea. I do not go to drive fast for all the tea in china.

Lena, China
Night shift really isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't go to work for all the tea in China if I am a rich woman. I sometime complain about it. But I know it's as good as a chocolate teapot.

Frank, Mexico
Soccer isn't my cup of tea ; I wouldn't become a soccer player for all the tea in china.

Vu Kien Hung - Vietnam
This is really great. I have improved my English a lot since I accessed BBC website - BBC learning English. Now, I can not sleep if I do not enter into your website at least a time per day. Thanks again.

South Korea
The site is really cool to percieve more english like native speaker. winter is not my cup of tea. I prefer summer.

Brandon Cheang,Singapore
Your lessons are a cup of tea to me. I had a whole load of homework to do. If I could, I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China. Watching the television and playing the computer is as good as a chocolate tea in my life!:)

Maria Italy
Improving my English by the BBC Learning English is my cup of tea, indeed! Thank you.. Bye. Maria

Jo?o Emiliano
Teaching is really my cup of tea, when I'm doing it, it's too great pleasure!!

Ana Paula, Brazil
I wouldn´t go to watch a horror film for all the tea in China. Definitely this kind of film is not my cup of tea.

Nari, Korea
Exercising isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't do it for all the tea in china. So over eating is as good as a chocolate teapot.

Erick, Taiwan, China
I wouldn't believe the democracy in United States for all the tea in China

Elham, Iran, Hamedan
Listening to music is my cup of tea.

Edward, China
Learning English is not my cup of tea?? No! I love it. I'll do it for all the tea in China.

Sabrina, China
Hi dear teacher, it's me, Sabrina again, just want to say thank you. You have being done a wonderful job here. This is the best way leaning english I have experienced ever. And you are so funny, lively, and a beautiful english sperker and teacher. I like you so much. I definitely will visit this website very frequently. Thanks a lot again. Carry on please.

Jung, Vietnam
Reading is my cup of tea. But I would't read kung fu novel for all the tea in China. With me, Kung fu novel as good as a chocolate teapot.

Sabrina, China
Makeup isn't my cup of tea although I am a typical lady. I wouldn't do that for all the tea in China. From my point of view, it is as good as a chocolate teapot in terms of enhancing your beauty.

Emad, Libya
Washing up isn't my cup of tea, I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China. Yesterday I washed up the plates, my washing up was as good as a chocolate teapot.

Nik, Greece
My favourite saying is it's as usefull as a chocolate teapot.

Siagbe JUSTIN, IVORY COAST
My country is my cup of tea. I will never be fed up of it.

Khanhdiep, Viet nam
Proverbs is not my cup of tea because i seemly do not understand the meaning of it. I would not do it for all the tea in china.

Moctar, Senegal
Having a morning bath is not my cup of tea because, at the time being, it is very cold in senegal.

Federico, Argentina
Teacher, don't be so sad!Time ago, learning English wasn't my cup of tea. I thought I was good as a chocolate teapot for it. But now I don't believe this and I don't miss your classes for all the tea in china!Thank you very much and merry Christmas to all of you.

Shirin,Iran
Going to a movie is my cup of tea but when I'm tired I won't do it for all the tea in china.

Anna
Reading is my cup of tea I will do it for all the tea in China. Having time for reading sounds as good as a chocolate teapot.

Juliet Appiah,Ghana
Dancing is my cup of tea,i will do it for all the tea in Ghana.

Dai,Japan
Day-trading isn't my cup of tea.It gives too credit to assets which is as good as chocolate teapot and facilitates financial crisis like that we ever have experienced.I wouldn't invest in stocks for all the tea in China based on such a pitty idea.

Shin, S.Korea
Waking up early is not my cup of tea. but i wouldn't get late for all the tea in China, because i'm a high school student. too much sleep is as good as a chocotate teapot in my life.

Samarth, India
Arguing with workmates isn't my cup of tea. I would avoid an argument for all the tea in China

Uttam, India
sending comments is not my cup of tea because i'm not good at english.

Floriana, Italy
That apartment is a pigsty...I wouldn't live there for all the tea in China.

Thanh Hang,Vietnam
Chatting with my friends is my cup of tea,even I know it's as good as a chocolate tea pot,but it helps me relax after a busy day with my studying.

Julie, Taiwan
Stingy man isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't get married with him for all the tea in China.

Baissy, China
My husband is not my cup of tea (just kidding)

Veronica, Indonesia
Sport program isn't really my cup of tea. I wouldn't watch any sport program on TV for all tea in China. I'd rather choose news or films

Gustavo, Venezuela
Learning British English is my cup of tea. I wouldn't leave this course for all the tea in China

Sippy, Japan
I love black coffe, so sugar, milk or something mixed in it are not my cup of tea. I wouldn't stay up all night for all the tea in China. Because if I did so, I wouldn't have a good time next day, I think.

Lovell, China
"Making money, it is not my cup of tea." I said."But just sitting at home and dreaming, it's as good as a chocolate teapot." my wife replied.

Hasan, Azerbaijan
Going to the cinemas isn't my cup of tea. My cup of tea is studying.

Abdulrhman,Saudi Arabia
Stupidity is not my cup of tea ,i will not change my way with stupid people for all the tea in china .

Aysun, Turkey
Singing is not my cup of tea,I would not do it for all the tea in China.

Anson,Taiwan
I wouldn't go to Jey's concert for all the tea in China, but not for Linkin Park's concert. Linkin park is my cup of tea, and as good as glass teaport.

Peter, Hungary
There are two quarrelling families, in one of which the daughter is to marry a man who is not her cup of tea. However, the son of the other disagreeable family falls in love with this girl.The parents certainly would not let the children unite for all the tea in China though they are deeply in love. In the end, the young couple die, so family feuds are as good as a chocolate teapot.I bet everyone has guessed which famous play these sentences are about:)

Ann,Taiwan
Last night ,I saw a film,Scream,said to be a great thriller.To be honest,it is not my cup of tea.If it's not my husband ,I wouldn't see a thriller so bloody and grossy like that for all the tea in china.For the purpose of relaxing ,it is as good as a chocalate teapot.

Najeeb, Bahrain
Listen to the Amarican accent is not my cup of tea,I wouldn't even talking same way as courtesy for all the tea in China,SO being in a conversation with a cowboy is as good as chocolate teapot! (with the respect of English language).

Rafael, Brazil
Live in a corrupt country isn't my cup of tea, However, I wouldn't go out of my country for all the tea in China.

Yu Morita, Japan
Baseball is not my cup of tea,because the game development is very very slow.I really gets irritated. I hate baseball.

Aravind, India
Domesticating animals aren't my cup of tea.never i wont change my stand for all the tea in china.

Dominika, Poland
I'm a violinist, I love my job and I woludn't change it for all the tea in China. I'm a genius, you know. However, my neighbour thinks I'm as good as a chocolate teapot. I'm sure that the only problem he has is that the classical music is not his cup of tea.

Abdus Sattar, Pakistan
when first I got to know about these idioms I thought its not my cup of tea to learn these but I was wrong because english without these is as good as a choclate teapot.So I would not make my way to learn english without these for all the tea in China

Narjis, Pakistan
waiting in a que to get my admission form is not my cup of tea. i wold rather join virtual university which is as good as chocolate teapot. i wouldn't do it for all the tea in china

Atash, Iran
war is not my cup of tea,I would not attend it for all the tea in china,because I think killing people is as good as a chocolate teapot

Katia, Brazil
I really love this teacher. He has a great explanation and is very funny!

Celine, China
The western food is not my cup of tea.I would not eat them in restaurant for all the tea in China.Actually,they are all as good as a chocolate teapot.

Divya, India
its quite an interesting lesson.i really enjoyed a lot.very very funny expressions.playing cricket is not my cup of tea.i wouldnt watch cricket for all the tea in china.i only watch a few interesting matches.playing cricket is as good as a chocolate teapot for me.

El Mu, Russia
- Mum, can you give me a hint what prezzie would you like for your birthday?- Oh, I’d be happy with ANY present from you, darling.- OK mum, what about brooch with a skull on it?- No, It’s not my cup of tea.- Maybe you’d like a skateboard to keep you fit?- It’ll be as good as a chocolate teapot.- Oh, I know, I’ll sigh you up for a best mum competition and you’ll take a part.- No way, I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China.

Stefano, Serbia
jogging really isn't my cup of tea.I wouldn't go to jogging for all the tea in China.Well done Teacher!

Frugh, Afghanistan
I couldn't find any cloth that was accepted by my daughter. I brought her a skirt she said 'it is not my cup of tea', I bought her another she said 'I wouldn?t wear it for all the tea in China.' I showed her a jacket in the shop and she said 'it's as good as a chocolate teapot' so I decided not to chose her any thing.

Ana, Colombia
Many people arround the world think that in my country all of us are drug dealers , but sorry, we are not; here is only a little group of people as good as a chocolate teapot encharged to damage the image of our beautiful country doing bad things, and think, you can find bad people everywhere, in any country. Politics are not my cup of tea, therefore I wouldn't study law for all the tea in China

Gina,Taiwan
Trying to remember phrases is not my tea indeed.I wouldn't go to any cram school to learn English for all the tea in China.Learning Englsh without fun is as good as a chocolate teapot.

Alcudia, Spain
Bravo!All your teaching is great. It's so usefull!

Apars,U.K
Dancing is not my cup of tea.I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China[i wouldn't sing in front of the crowd!!!!!]it's as good as a hot chocolate in the pot if i would cry in my class!!!!!!!

Rose,U.K
Hi,you are very very very very very intelligent but funny.Here is my made-up sentence--You are a over flowing tea--it means you are very funny!

Guillaume, London
Tea is not my cup of tea. I won't have a cup of tea for all the tea in a China. A chocolate teapot is not useful to me. But I like chocolate.

Kemi, Nigeria
Talking is really my passion, Calculations isn't my cup of tea, i wouldn't solve any for all the tea in China.

William, Mongolia
this presentation was great , i didn't like tea but now i think i will try to drink tea .Maybe i will like it, thanks you for lesson

Lauriane, France
I hate classic music, it's not my cup of tea.I wouldn't go to a requiem for all the tea of china.

Fabien, France
My school teacher is really bad, so her English lessons are really not my cup of tea. It's as good as a chocolate teapot! She says that we shouldn't listen to 'THE teacher'... But I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China !! ;)

Sibel, France
I don't like doing my homework and take a ovecrowded bus in the morning.It is not my cup of tea.

Baptiste, France
English isn't my cup of tea but I find the teacher very funny.

France
school is not my cup of tea I'm really bored by professors. I wouldn't become one of them for all the tea of china!I prefered to become a film director. I love cinema.

Mathilde, France
swimming is not my cup of tea. I can't bear water .I wouldn't go in a swimming pool for all the tea in china .A pool's as good to me as chocolate teapot!

HJ Lee, Korea
On Sunday afternoon, at my leisure having an afternoon tea with some friends is really my cup of tea because it always gives me a refreshing and relaxing time. So, I wouldn’t like to spend all the time in watching TV on a couch for all the tea in china.

Jose, Spain
Rock music isnt´t my cup of tea. I wouldn´t go to a concert for all the tea in China.

Shelby, El Salvador
Hello teacher, I like your lessons, i think you are very original, keep showing us new idioms and expressions!!!

Mag Chan, Hong Kong
I love your programs. It is my cup of tea to learn different idioms.

YPW, Sweden
Singing is not my cup of tea. My voice is as good as a chocolate teapot. But I like to hear the people sing and like to go to a concert. I wouldn't stop listening to the music for all the tea in China.

Manola, Italia
the english language isn't my cup of tea, but I'm trying to learn it.

Knight Rider, Russia.
I dont like algebra. It is not my cup of tea.I dont want study algebra for all tea in china.:-)))

Nataly, Ukraine
Well, cooking meal is not exactly my cup of tea, but I have no choise just do it as we are four members in our family. But I´m very interested in different eating preferences round the world. For example, I heard that in Indonesia they eat roasted cockroaches. I wouldn´t do it for all the tea in China. I really don´t like them and think they are as good as a chocolate teapot for animal world.

Ling, Hong Kong
Learning Korean isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China. Because it’s as good to me as a chocolate teapot.

Min, Korea
When I was young, I didn't like English, so I said sometimes I would't learn english for all the tea in china. But now I am studying english. There is a problem, that is to improve english I have to talk with someone who are studying english or native speakers, but talking isn't my cup of tea.

Olga, Russia
I can believe that parashutting is really exiting but I also can assure you that it is not my cup of tea. It is as good as a chocolate tea pot to make me jump out of the plane voluntarily. So, I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China!

Reena, India
Loud music is not my cup of tea. Being in crowd, cannot do that for all the tea in china.

Carolina, Spain
In my country, much people likes autumn, but it's not my cup of tea. I can't stand low temperatures, so I wouldn't live in Alaska for all the tea in china.

Rebecca, China
German is not my cup of tea,i would not learn it for all the tea in china because it is as good as a chocolate tea for me.

Alex Wang, Canada
Strictly following what the school requires me to do isn't my cup of tea. That type of life style sometimes seems like as good as a chocolate teapot to me.Don't get me wrong, though. I'm not saying that I'm not a hard working student.

Vidyasekaran, India
Some people are good at doing same job over and over again for long time but its not my cup of tea. I wouldn't do that for all the tea in china. If i happen to do some job again and again I usually quit as i feel its as good as a chocolate teapot.

Kana, Japan
Talking English is not my cup of tea... I just want to listen.

Kana
I love TEACHER's lessons!!I can't wait the next one!

Gabriel, Venezuela
The British Council of Venezuela is my cup of tea. The english method is excellent and teachers are very friendly. Congratulations!...

Mario, Italy
I never go to the market for shopping. Too many people sticking around me while choosing my own things to buy isn't my cup of tea! Useless to say that what you find there is as good as a chocolate teapot.

Stella, Italy
Cooking is really my passion and my friends love eating my chocolate cakes: they wouldn't miss one for all the tea in China!Playing football, instead, is not really my cup of tea: i'm a real girl!!!! thanks Teacher!

Truc, England
I like playing Sudoku. It's my cup of tea. But my father tells me to give up my hobby. He thinks it's as good as a chocolate teapot. Overall, I wouldn't stop playing Sudoku for all the tea in China.

Lu, Brazil
Rude and agressive people are not my cup of tea.

Andre Pitanga, Brazil
Here in Brazil, everybody plays soccer very well and it isn't my cup of tea. My friends don't let me play with them for all tea in China.

Mini, Singapore
I dare not to wear bikini on the beach because my stomach is very big and my legs are big too. ha ha ha! I used to admire my best friend who has a beautiful body. Every man adnires hers. She like to wear sexy swim suit when she goes to the beach. But it is not my cup of tea. I swear I would'nt do it for all the tea in China. She used to persuade me to wear it but i will not listen to her.It is as good as a chococlate tea pot.

Dvid, Poland
Don't worry Teacher! I understood Your lesson, actually as every time :]But as to tea idioms; the last one suggested me that the more I learn the often I realize my english is as good as a chocolate teapot and before me there are a lot of hours with enghlish books...and Your lessons ;)

Manuela, Italy
Cooking is not my cup of tea, it gets me crazy.I wouldn't get a cook for all the tea in China and what's more I think if you hate cooking as I do,cooking courses will be as good as a chocolate teapot!!!

Toykan, Turkey
R&B isn't my cup of tea. I don't listen, I wouldn't do it for all the tea in china. It's as good as a chocolate teapot to listen R&B on learning English

Nadia, Pakistan.
Hello!teaching english isn't my cup of tea because I'm not an interesting and intelligent man! well, offcourse I'm a woman.My cousin asked me to clean her room which is a pigsty but I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China.

Stefano, Italy
Mega stores aren't my cup of tea.I wouldn't go to a football match for all the tea in china. This lesson is very usefull, not as the lessons I had with my italian teacher, wich are as good as a chocolate teapot

Fat Cat, Vietnam
My mother wants me to be a housewife after graduation from University.But it's not my cup of tea. I cannot bear a boring life with four -surrounding walls.It's as good as a chocolate teapot

Hend, Egypt
Trivial films are not my cup of tea. I am fascinated with theatre. I watch Performances of Shakespeare' plays.

Zeina, Syria
Thanks alot 4 those idioms, your way in teaching is my cup of tea.

Lynne
My many friends like playing cards, but it isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China.

Kate, Russia
I adore dancing. It's my cap of tea. I wouldn't miss my lessons for all the tea in China. Some of the lessons we waste on talking. It's embarassing. They are as good as a chocolate teapot.

Mr.Sylvester Xavier, Dubai, UAE.
Teaching students who are indifferent to studies isn't my cupof tea. I would never do that for all the tea in China, for I beleive that teaching them is as good as a chocolate teapot!

Eric, Taiwan
It isn't my cup of tea to repair computer. Even if you give me some money, I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China. Because I think computers are as good as a chocolate teapot.

Sebuko, Germany
Well, those learning lessons are absolutly my cup of tea ;-) Happy learning everybody.

Homa, Iran
British soldiers in Iraq are as good as a chocolate teapot.I wouldn't go to Iraq for all the tea in China. Army job? oh, it is not my cup of tea.

Patricia, Argentina
I love you teacher! I also teach English and I think humour is one of the best tools to teach it! I could never say that your videos aren't my cup of tea.

Niema, Libya
I was watching TV when my brother come and decided to watch football mach so I decided to come here to watch some idioms because football is not my cup of tea, I can not get benefit from it. It is as good as a chocolate teapot for me.

Manuela, Italy
A sendentary lifestyle is not my cup of tea, in fact I wouldn't watch tv for hours for all the tea in China, even because nowadays there are tv shows that are as good as a chocolate teapot!!!

Souhila, Algeria
a friend of mine says that teaching is not her cup of tea & that she wouldn't do it for all the tea in China, because from her short experience in teaching, she found out that she's as good as a chocolate teapot. now she's working as a translator! best wishes!

Dieu Anh, Vietnam
Staying up late is not my cup of tea. However, I wouldn't go to bed early for all the tea in China. I always waste my time doing many things, and most of them are as good as a chocolate teapot. My problem is I don't know how to use time effectively.

Rossella, Italy
To speak with a person that doesn't want you to tell what is better for him, it's as good as a chocolate teapot. So I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China also because sometimes it's better to learn by own mistakes then by other's ones. It's not my cup of tea to insist about it.

Nargiza, Russia
My husband is a passionate football fan. He can watch the football matches on TV several times a day. That annoys me, because 'soccer' is not my cup of tea. And all his attempts to instill me the love for this game are as good as a chocolate teapot. I wouldn't become a football amateur for all the tea in China!

Koray Keskin, Turkey
Firstly I want to say that The Teacher, your broadcasting is the bee's knees. The program is my cup of tea, really that is great. this is the best way to learn English and much more like idiom. Normal English courses is not good - namely it is as good as chocolate teapot. I confess that I said what you heared in the end of the program "your lesson is as good as a chocolate teapot". But there is no course like yours.

Walid, Pakistan
Thank You Good Teacher, It is my desire and great amibition to learn and teach English,it is realy my cup of tea. But I wouldn,t do this for all the tea in china.those peaple who don,t learn Englsh realy bring storm in my teacup.

Fafou, Algeria
Surfing online is not my cup if tea,I wouldn't do it for all the tea in china.

Nahla, Qater
last week my freind invited my to disco party but it was not my cub of tea. they want me to dance i told them i would not do it for all the tae in china. so their idea is as good as a chocolat teapot

Faratin, Iran
lisening to religeous leader isn`t my cup of tea because what they teach is as good as a choclate teapot, therefore I wouldn`t participate in any religous ceremony for all the tea in china.

Guzel, Russia
Last Friday my boyfriend invites me to the stadium of Dinamo. I say him: 'It's nice of you, but I can't go. Football really isn't my cup off tea'. He continued to insist: 'You're hard to please today'. I answered smiling: 'Please understand me, my dear, I wouldn't go to the stadium for all the tea in China.'

Sumei,Taiwan
My son did badly on the semestrial Mathematics assessment." Shouldn't you be punished for your poor grades?" I said."Mathematics isn't my cup of tea," said my son angrily." You wouldn't do it for all the tea in China," I growled.

Sakurako, Japan
Last week I went to a bank. I didn't like the clerk's way of speaking. Such service isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't go back to the bank for all the tea in China.

Oli, China
Thank you Dear Teacher. You have made the ordeal of the language learning amazingly interesting. You are realy intelligent,humourous, sweet-tempered,full of beans. I will never miss your class for all the tea in China.

MaryCarmen, Mexico
Hello teacher!! I'm happy for your English lessons, They're useful for me. So They aren't as good as a chocolate teapot. Thank you for them. Sometimes my English class aren't my cup of tea, because my teacher is not good at teaching English. This is my powerful reason that I wait your new lessons. I wouldn't miss your lesson for all the tea in China!!

Poorva, India
this job isn't my cup of tea. i wouldn't go for the interview for all the tea in the china.

Daniela, Italy
Cooking is not my cup of tea, though I like eating but when someone else cooks.I once even did a cooking course to see if things would change but it was as good as a chocolate teapot.

Diego, Venezuela
Crowded and noisy meetings aren´t my cup of tea. I wouldn´t give a false promise to a friend of mine for all the tea in China.

HungHung, Taiwan
I do not like cooking very much becauseI do not know How to make delicious foodfor my family to eat every day ,so I think , It is not my cup of tea.

Mansoor, Iran
In my home country most of the students usually attend to some English class course in one of the numerous institutes but I wouldn’t attend to these classes for all of the tea in china. Actually, English class is not my cup of tea and I prefer to learn English myself. I think thosesclasses are as good as a chocolate teapot, except your classes because, you are a very interesting and intelligent man.

Spandhana, India.
Taking a nap in the afternoon is not my cup of tea. Studying in the afternoon, i cannot do that for all the tea in China. Further to this, if i study it is as good as a chocolate teapot as nothing goes to my head at that time.

Cheryl, Singapore
Chris, let's not waste each other's time. You are not my cup of tea!

Olivia, China
Driving is really not my cup of tea. My driving skill is as good as a chocolcate teapot. My friends will not sit in the car when I'm driving for all the tea in China!

Ramnath, India
Test cricket matches aren't my cup of tea.I wouldn't watch them for all the tea in china.I love to see Twenty Twenty matches.I am full of beans to watch more twenty twenty games in near future.

Omar, Egypt
one day ,i searched for a club where training free fight,i found alot of these clubs train karate,but it is not my cup of tea,i think free fight ,it is a kind of kungh fu is better than karate.

Wan Ting,Taiwan
Could I say that learning idioms as this method is my cup of tea??

Jin, South Korea
I think I'm not a woman's cup of tea. Most of the time she says different means whenever I do something. I try to understand her attitude and hope she would change her attitude.

Tinh Tran Pratt, Viet Nam
'Life in the UK' book is my cup of tea. This is because, it has been helping me improve my knowledge about life in the UK that I wouldn't have known it for all the tea in China before.

Mi Eun Oh, S. Korea
Ar first I thought, "That teacher isn't my cup of tea" and "if someone asks me to do such a role, I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China". But now I see what he has done isn't as good as a chocolate teapot at all!

Evert, Denmark
I wouldn't participate in the Olympics in Bejing for all the tea in China.

Luis Enriquez, Mexico
I can assure you that your lessons are not as good as a chocolate teapot -they are really good, that's why I wouldn't miss them for all the tea in China. Apart from that, not visiting this marvelous website is not my cup of tea.

Nahid, Iran
Learning Idioms isn't my cup of tea. I wouldn't go to The Teacher on BBC for all the tea in China. The Teacher is as good as a chocolate teapot. (I'm just kidding! The Teacher is one of my favorit programs on BBClearningEnglish.com)

Huong, Viet Nam
I really love this programme.To me, idioms are so hard to remember but since the first time I listened to The Teacher, i have founded it more easier.Thanks very much.

Toan, Vietnam
Many people think that most of women in the world love shopping but i don't see their point here.I never consider going around and wasting money on things. It's not my cup of tea.Even if i had nothing to do, i wouldn't go shopping for all the tea in China.In my opinion, i think it's really as good as a chocolate teapot.

Amarito, Algeria
Thank you Mr Teacher for this lesson in english i enjoyed it and i want to learn much

Alaa Al-zarief, Egypt
Learning idioms wasn't my cup of tea, I used to say I wouldn't understand them for all the tea in China. One day I bough an excellent idoms book and started to study but sorry to say it was as good as a chocolate teapot. Finally While I was surfing the BBC site , I met the great teacher. Thank you teacher , you saved the day.

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