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Hello. This is the English. We speak with me, Safet and me. Roy. Roy. What are you holding this?


It's a sword, I can see it's a sword. Why do you have one? Well, I overheard you saying your friend Sandra is living in a bubble, so I asked my panel at the museum if I could borrow a sword to help your friend escape. No, Roy, I said Sandra lives in a bubble, but it means that she doesn't really accept new ideas and all her friends have the same way of thinking. Living in a bubble is the expression we're looking at in this program.


Oh, that makes more sense, I just imagine that she might have got stuck in a bubble after washing her hands.


Roy, your imagination never ceases to amaze me. You know what we should do? I think we should listen to some examples, Bob and his friends think that climate change isn't real. They live in a bubble. Nelson lives in a bubble. He never tries new food or goes out with new people.


Geraldine doesn't want to meet my new friends, she thinks they live in a bubble, and this is the English we speak from BBC, Learn English, and we're talking about the expression living in a bubble, which is used to describe someone who doesn't listen to people with different ideas or maybe is a little sheltered from society.


I think it's sad when people live in a bubble because they don't get to experience new ideas or have their minds changed. I don't live in a bubble.


It's why I like working with you, because you have very different ideas to me and I like listening to them. You're always wrong, but I still like you.


Oh, thanks. I guess I should take this sword back to the museum.


You should buy Roy boy.