M: Right, okay. So if I don't want to, for example, go shopping. So I'll put it on the back burner. So everything I put off, I can say I'll have to put it or I'm going to put it on the back burner.
R: Or I will delay it.
M: To put something on the back burner is an idiom, right?
R: Oh, it's idiomatic expressions, idiomatic speech for a high score.
M: Band nine score. Could you give us a sentence? Just with this burner thing again?
R: I started reading this book in October, and I had to put finishing it on the back burner, because I was working so much, but now it's the holiday soon, and I will be taking it off the back burner to read.
R: So thank you very much, Alastair Reynolds, I'm really enjoying the book, despite the fact that it's taken me a million years to read. It's like 400 pages as well.
M: Hey! When the examiner asks you about present and before, what are you going to use? Used to. Of course, used to. I used to read much more, or I didn't used to read, for example. And Rory told us, I used to read much more avidly.
R: Yes. Well, usually people describe themselves as avid readers, but I've broken it up here. So reading more and then avidly afterwards. But if you're an avid reader, it means that you're very into reading, you're reading a lot.
M: Yeah, I'm really into reading. I'm an avid reader. Or you can say, I'm not an avid reader, so I don't read much, right? That's a really good one. So we can have strong reading habits, right? Or we can develop reading habits. Or we can say for example, I really want to get into the habit of reading. Yeah? Or I don't have a habit of reading, I don't have strong reading habits. So a book could be adapted from a film, yeah? Oh, no, no, into, into a film.
R: No, no, you can have both. Although I'm trying to think of any films that've been made that were adapted into books. None are coming to me off the top of my head.
M: And if you can't remember something, you say, ooh, off the top of my head... Yeah? So off the top of my head. So off the top of my head, I can't really remember any titles now. Yeah? So just right away I can't remember. So the safest film is Harry Potter, right? So adaptations, so books, and then books were made into films, right? So a book, which has been adapted into a movie. A film or movie, doesn't matter. And you can say, I enjoy this particular adaptation. Right? So it's been adapted. And this isn't an original adaptation. It's a nice adaptation. So the difference between reading books and watching a film. Yeah, such a like a classic question. So you say that I love the idea of switching off. So you switch off. When you read a book and when you watch a movie? When do you switch off?