161. Goat. Profesor.

 

Summary

Who’s your favourite film star, musician or sports star? Are they great, or are they the greatest ever? That’s what Feifei and Roy talk about in The English We Speak.

Transcript

Feifei
Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I’m Feifei. 

Roy
And I’m Roy! I’m glad you’re here, Feifei – I’m really upset! Rob just sent me an email saying ‘thanks for all my hard work and that I was a goat!’

Feifei
I think that email was intended for me – for I am the GOAT. It makes me very happy when people call me that! 

Roy
You like being called a goat?

Feifei
No, Roy. GOAT is an acronym for the ‘Greatest Of All Time’. That’s why that email was meant for me.

Roy
Ahhh that makes more sense about why Rob would call me a GOAT, because I did bake him over a thousand biscuits. 

Feifei
Well, I’ll buy him 2000 biscuits from the shop and then we’ll see who Rob thinks is the GOAT. Clearly everyone thinks it’s me.

Roy
You’re very competitive, Feifei! Plus, I baked, not bought the biscuits. Let’s calm down while we listen to some examples. 

Examples
That footballer is truly amazing. Every ball she touches ends in a goal. She’s the GOAT!

Have you seen the new film in the Pelican series? The special effects, story and acting are all perfect. It’s the GOAT.

My friend said that Ed Sheeran is the GOAT, but I’m not sure I agree. He’s not my favourite artist. 

Feifei
This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English, and we’re talking about the expression ‘GOAT’. ‘GOAT’ is short for ‘greatest of all time’ and is used to talk about things or people that we think are the best.

Roy
Yes, for example footballers or other sports stars who you think are number 1. You can call them the GOAT.

Feifei
It can be a way to express your opinion. You can even use it for video games or films.

Roy
For example, the film that I think is the GOAT is… 

Feifei
Don’t even finish that sentence, Roy! No film that you like could be considered good – let alone the GOAT.

Roy
Right – well, at least Rob thinks that I’m the GOAT. I’ll go and say thanks to him for his kind email! 

Feifei
OK Roy, bye!

Roy
Bye!

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