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This is a download from BBC Learning English to find out more. Visit our website. Hello and welcome to the English we speak I'm 50 and I'm Roy. My legs are really aching. I've been standing all day.


Well, there's an easy fix for that. Roy, sit down. No, sorry, I can't. I want to be at the front of the queue when we go to watch Rob's biscuit band tonight.


Firstly, I'm not going with you. Secondly, I think you've mixed up front of the queue with front line now, which is a word we're talking about in this program are right, a front liner.


As a person who works in an advanced position, it's been mentioned quite a lot recently due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Yes, doctors and nurses who have direct contact with patients are sometimes referred to as frontline US.


Yes, because they work on the front line right now. I'm going to sit down. Singers were not queuing to be at the front of the line. Yes, you should.


Let's listen to these examples.


And Ahmet is a front liner and works in the hospital as a doctor, helping patients recover from diseases. Wellington's mother is a front liner and attends many accidents as a first responder. Roberta always wanted to be a teacher growing up, and now she works in a school as a front liner. I mean, this is the English. We speak from BBC Learning English, and we're talking about the word frontline. This is a term that refers to people who work in an advanced position during a pandemic, such as doctors and nurses.


They do amazing jobs. Sometimes they get referred to as frontline doctors and nurses or frontline workers. Many people see them as heroes.


Yes, these front liners have been risking their lives to save people from the virus.


Recently in the U.K., a lot of people took part every week in something called clap for carers. It's now become an annual event where you go outside and clap to celebrate the difficult and brave work of front us.


And to all the people who listen to the English we speak who are frontline us a round of applause. Bye bye.