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“Until You're Blue In The Face" [Transcript]. BBC audio, 2:44. Posted by "The English We
Speak”, June, 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03xlgbn
EXERCISE: Complete the gaps with the words you hear.
Until You're Blue In The Face
[This is a download from BBC Learning English. To find out more, visit our website. The English
We Speak, from BBC Learning English.]
Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I’m Feifei and joining me today is Rob. Errr… Rob,
Oh, o, yeah. Hi. Hi, everyone.
What’s wrong, Rob?
It’s the kids. My ____________ is a mess. Toys, pencils, paints… everywhere. And I’ve been
trying to get them to clear everything up.
And I guess you haven’t been successful…
Hm… that’s right. I shouted at them until I was blue in the face, but the house is still a mess!
Err, Rob, you don’t look blue to me, just ____________ normal color.
I know that. What I mean is: I’m wasting my time, because it won’t happen. Whatever I say, I
won’t get ____________ results I want.
Which is a tidy house. Hm. So, saying something until you’re blue in the face means telling
someone something is a waste of time ____________ nothing will happen or change. Oh, dear
Rob, it sounds like you have no control over your kids.
Hm, you’re probably right. But, I’m not alone. Let’s hear some other people who are blue in
I’ve told him to get ____________ on time until I’m blue in the face, but still he continues to
He told her not to break the speed limit on the motorway until he was blue in the face but she
still did it and guess what: ____________ got a speeding ticket.
So saying “until I’m blue in the face” means: even though you keep saying something, nobody
will listen to you. I know ____________ that’s like, Rob.
Yes. Every time you make me a coffee, I always ask you to put two sugars in it, but you never
Eh… sorry. ____________, Feifei? I wasn’t listening, I’m so tired.
Why are you so tired, Rob? All you did was ask the kids to tidy up.
Yes. But, because they didn’t listen ____________ me, I had to tidy everything up.
Actually, I can see ____________ you really are blue in the face. Look, you’ve got blue paint
there… and there and there.
Errrggh, those damn kids!
Calm down, Rob, your face ____________ turning red.
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