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  • Jokes, Pet Peeves and Reviews are speeches outside of the Easyspeak workbooks.
  • The speech duration can be e.g. 1 minute minimum time, 2 minutes for the yellow flag to show, and 3 minutes maximum time.
  • After one of these short speeches there should be a one minute break so you can write some feedback to the speaker.
  • They are a little bit less formal than the Pathway speeches, so you can speak unprepared or prepared, that's up to you.


A joke is a joke is a joke.

Pet Peeves[]

According to Wikipedia, a pet peeve is

"A pet peeve, pet aversion, or pet hate is a minor annoyance that an individual finds particularly irritating to them, to a greater degree than would be expected based on the experience of others.

Pet peeves often involve specific behaviors of someone close, such as a spouse or significant other. These behaviors may involve disrespect, manners, personal hygiene, relationships, and family issues. A key aspect of a pet peeve is that it may well seem acceptable or insignificant to others, while the person is likewise not bothered by things that might upset others. For example, a supervisor may have a pet peeve about people leaving the lid up on the copier, when others interrupt when speaking, or their subordinates having messy desks."


In a review you can talk about a book you've read, an experience you had, your travels, whatever you'd like to talk about.