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Extract from the spoken component of the British National Corpus


Conversation in sitting room between two couples, 60s, talking about holiday TV programmes

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Speaker 1 :  We've just been watching [Saga]

Speaker 2 :  [Saga]

Speaker 1 :  on the holiday [programme].

Speaker 3 [oh really, I videoed it].

Speaker 1 : Twenty-eight days in Fuengirola for er [two hundred and ninety-eight pounds].

Speaker 2 [[unclear]] works out at twelve pound or [eighteen pound a]

Speaker 1 eighteen pound a day] - that [includes your flight and everything].

Speaker 4 [with Saga]

Speaker 2 [everything].

Speaker 3 Isn't it a shame that that nice girl's coming off it what's her name?

Speaker 1 Anne Gregg.

Speaker 3 [Yes].

Speaker 2 [[unclear] to them] she's lovely.

Speaker 3 Stupid, [I mean she's so attractive].

Speaker 1 [[unclear] got that David Frost].

Speaker 2 And that other bloke who's on there, Robinson.

Speaker 3 [I shall write up and complain].

Speaker 1 [Yeah Robert Robinson,] he's gone to [Hong Kong].

Speaker 2 [She is so lovely]

Speaker 3 [I can't] stand Robert Robinson, but [Anne Gregg is so attractive].

Speaker 4 That's right.


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