The English We Speak – Me time

Me time is an expression which means time we have for ourselves to do just what we want.

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Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak with me Feifei..
Rob: ..and me Rob. Hello. But I’m afraid I won’t be here for long Feifei.
Feifei: Why? What’s happened, Rob?
Rob: Well, so much to do. I have to write some texts, I am presenting this and two other programmes, and .. yes, I have to upload material to our website..
Feifei: That’s a lot to do, and you look stressed.
Rob: And it’s not just that.. I have to take my son to school, my cat to the vet, buy my wife a birthday present..
Feifei: Rob, you need some ‘me time’!
Rob: Yes, I do! That would be brilliant! Me time is an expression which means time we have for ourselves to do just what we want. I really do need some me time.
Feifei: Let’s hear some examples of how to use the expression ‘me time’.
I’ve just sent my mum to a spa in the countryside. She’s been taking care of the whole family and is really in need of some me time!
A: Oh, six in the morning! I’m going to be late for work!
B: Ignore the alarm clock today. It’s Sunday! Stay in bed till late and have some me time.
Feifei: You know, Rob, these examples have inspired me so much that I’ll let you to have some me time for the rest of the programme.
Rob: Really?!
Feifei: Yes. What do you like to do to relax?
Rob: Well.. I’d like to .. (Feifei: Yes?) Rob: What I’d like, I’d really really like is.. to take a nap. Oh Yes. And now I’m going to do just that. OK. Thanks Feifei. Bye everyone!
Feifei: Rob? Rob?.. Well, let’s give Rob some me time. Bye!


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