Watch the news and learn vocabulary. A group of hungry swans are knocking on doors to ask for food! They are a regular sight around town according to residents, but are they friends or annoying pests?

The story…

The hungry swans

Learn language related to…

interpersonal relationships

Need-to-know language

irresistible – impossible to refuse
familiar – well-known
nuisance – someone or something that annoys or causes trouble
bother – trouble or difficulty caused by someone or something

Answer this…

How do the swans get residents’ attention?

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24 Comments

BBC Learning English

March 24, 2020

You might meet some more swans in the park. That's where The Flatmates are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQHK77Q4xO8

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tgchan

March 24, 2020

Thank you/.

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Humaira Kakar

March 24, 2020

So sweet and so friendly I wish I have one

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Guangkai Ren

March 24, 2020

It's a beautiful sight seeing swans strolling around our communities. They're not nuisances; they can barely do harm to the residents. I hope the citizens can live with them in harmony.

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nekto8383 B

March 24, 2020

Is there any way you could upload your episode on hot-air baloons onto Youtube? That would be greatly appreciated.

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Cely G.

March 24, 2020

I love this history ahahhahs so funny

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Den Che

March 24, 2020

1:18 does anyone know which region has this woman’s accent?

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Den Che

March 24, 2020

1:12 this aborigine must be heard at different speeds
and still he swallowed the middle of the dialogue…..

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한바탕웃음으로

March 24, 2020

They're irresistible. They come whether you want them to or not. And they're quite friendly. Where are you going? 00:19

irresistible  (너무 매력적이어서) 거부할 수가 없는
friendly  (행동이) 친절한[우호적인]

This is Jack.

He and his family are often seen swanning around this village, in search of a meal.

swan  (남의 부러움을 살 정도로 유유자적) 놀러 다니다

They knock on the door.

They damage the letter box because they keep trying to pull the letter box off. And they'll come and knock on the window as well.

They've been a familiar sight in Kirk Hallam in Derbyshire for years.

And while some people think they're a nuisance, others say they're part of the community.

nuisance 성가신[귀찮은] 사람[것/일], 골칫거리

We put water out for them and we put different types of bread out, some seeded breads and some seeds as well.

seeded 씨를 제거한

There are people that do chase them, and we've had a few swans that have been spray painted in the past, so we just keep an eye out for them.

They come every day – no bother or nothing (anything). They just come and see everybody, and then they start toddling off down the street.

toddle (어린 아이가) 걸음마타다[아장아장 걷다]

It seems at night time, they know when to go back home – back to the lake. And it's so lovely to see them. I'd miss them if they weren't here anymore.

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Gaia Verita

March 24, 2020

So cute!!!!

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You Mee

March 24, 2020

Soang

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elianeasiam

March 24, 2020

That's so cute!

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Catherine

March 24, 2020

Thank you so much! I need to watch it several times to exactly understand what people say without subtitles. I think it's a good practice for listening.

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ハーブローズヒップ

March 24, 2020

lovely animals♡

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Ina O

March 24, 2020

While I adore swans for their beauty I also afraid of them. Some can be quite aggressive as the one in the LOOKING FOR ALASKA.

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Yamen Alabdullah

March 24, 2020

It is a very good way of learning,but i face some difficulties in listening

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Adam Hassan

March 24, 2020

You’re amazing ❤️

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MOHAMMAD ANWAR KHAN

March 24, 2020

Lovely animals

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Impact Rajesh

March 24, 2020

Thx alot

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Ricardo

March 24, 2020

A nice story, but I have a doubt about it, It's supposed that swans are free, what happens if they find a hungry person without resources? well, I believe this is another story. Thanks for your selfless work.

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Abu Huraira

March 24, 2020

FAMILIARE
When someone doesn't like something, it's often because they're not familiar with it or they're too familiar with it

BOTHER
Sometimes you have to distance from people, if they care, they will notice and be bothered and if they don't you will know where they stand

IRRESISTIBLE
Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly

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Maria B.

March 24, 2020

What a lovely story! Thank you

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morhaf asfoor

March 24, 2020

Thanks

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Vijay Kumar

March 24, 2020

Hello

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