Neil: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Neil Edgeller. Feifei: And I'm Feng Feifei. Neil, you look terrible! You’ve got red eyes, grey skin and your voice is so rough! Neil: Oh, Feifei, you’re right. I feel terrible. I went to a leaving do last night and I drank too much beer… and wine… Feifei: A leaving do? Do? Neil: Yes, a leaving do. A colleague has got a job at another company and had a party to celebrate his last day. Feifei: So it was a party? Neil: Yes, that’s what I said. It was a leaving do. Feifei: Right, so 'do' is a noun and it means party? Neil: Yes, that’s right. It’s British English. Urgh. Feifei: Ah, so in British English, another word for party is 'do'. A: Did you enjoy Mary’s wedding? B: Oh, it was an amazing do. The food was delicious and there was an excellent band playing. We danced all night! A: Oh, hi Dave. We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday and wondered if you and Sally would like to come over? B: Thanks, that would be great. You two always put on a good do. Feifei: So is this a common word? Neil: Yes, you’ll hear it all the time: especially in certain phrases. Feifei: Like what? Neil: Well, a leaving do. Feifei: A leaving do. Neil: And a bit of a do – we’re having a bit of a do. Feifei: A bit of a do. So, was it a good leaving do last night? Neil: Um, yes, yes, yes it was very good… I think. I can’t really remember… Feifei: Go home and get some sleep! Neil: That’s a very, very good idea. Bye for now. Feifei: Bye!