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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 with me, Fay, Fay and me, Roy. Oh, I'm so hungry I haven't had anything to eat all day.


Where are the pizzas? What are you talking about?


You sent me a message saying you had lots of pizzas, so I'm ready to eat now.


Roy, I said I had real pizzazz. I was saying how glamorous I was. Pizzazz is spelt P, I, Z, Z, A, Z, Z. It doesn't look anything like pizzas.


I thought you were writing pizzas with extra Z to be cool. Now it makes more sense. Pizzazz relates to being glamorous or having vitality.


Anyway, I would never buy you pizzas. I have too much pizzazz to eat pizzas. If I were feeling generous, I would buy you a glass of water from the tap.


But that's free. Exactly. Well, why don't you go and eat while we listen to these examples mean have you seen the latest episode?


That new actress has real pizzazz. I think the color scheme on your painting is so vibrant, it has real pizzazz. The moment I listen to the song for the first time, I couldn't stop dancing to it, the tune has real energy and pizzazz.


And you're listening to the English.


We speak from BBC, Learn English, and we're talking about the expression pizzazz. If someone or something has a pizzazz, they're glamorous or have real energy. Roy, what are you eating?


I'm just about to eat a slice of pizza. I am so hungry. I would offer you a slice, but I know you don't think it has real pizzazz.


Well, I could make an exception this time. Go on.


I'll have a slice of your pizza, but I only have one slice. You should give it to me. I'll tell everyone how much pizzazz you have.


Oh, that's really kind of you, I think. But I don't need you to say that I already have pizzazz. You can see that in that picture of me dressed like a flamingo on social media.


I'm not sure if that's what I would call glamorous rEU. So are you really not going to give me your pizza?


No. Well, I'm going to make my own pizza then and I'll have more pizzazz than yours.


Bye bye.