M: No, but maybe our listener didn't. So like I couldn't stand history. Like I couldn't stand. Like no, no. Right? Or, remember this like "L" word? Not love, no. Loathed. I loathed it. And you know, like, I was asked a question like, loathe is a little bit like, it's a sophisticated word. It's a formal word. So can I still use it in IELTS speaking, which is informal?
M: So it's okay. So I loathed history, I hated it, I disliked it. And you can say, for example, I absolutely loved it apart from the topics about agriculture, or I absolutely loved it apart from the teacher. So blame everything on the teacher.
R: Why not?
M: Sorry, teachers. And then like, some topics were particularly interesting or engaging. So the period of, I don't know, Egyptian history was particularly interesting. And you can say that it read like a historical epic. So what's a historical epic?
R: Well, like an epic is a really long, well, the way I describe it, is like a really, really long story. And so with it it's got, like, lots of ups and downs and twists and turns. And that's how I looked at the rise of Imperial Germany. It was like this very small Prussian state, and then slowly expanding, and all of this political manoeuvring, and at the end, they have a massive Empire, and then they lose it all in a big world war. Why not?
M: You can talk about revolutions and battles. So battles when, you know, there's an army, there's another army and they fight. It's a battle. Like the Battle of Waterloo. Waterloo?
M: Waterloo. It's loo. Like loo, ha-ha, loo paper. Waterloo. And what's this word like...
R: Oh, suffrage. That's like the ability to vote. So the suffrage movement was about gaining the right to vote. And the extension of the franchise is the legal measures that were taken to give people the right to vote.
M: TV programs about history, or you can call them TV shows or just shows. Yeah, you can talk about shows on YouTube. So sometimes I watch shows on YouTube, and it's a good one to use I used to. I used to watch different programs. But, yeah, now maybe some documentaries on YouTube. So on YouTube, on the internet. You can say that I used to watch endless documentaries about... And then something.
R: That's true though. Like on the History Channel, they would always have documentaries about the 1930s and 40s in Germany. Always. Every day. I don't know how they managed to, like, constantly churn out this, the same thing again and again and people watched it.