Rob the teacher talks about using the past simple and the present perfect.

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Hello,

At "Word of the Street", Transport and Travel Scene 2 - Language Focus section, the Task 3 cannot be completed, because I'm "technically" stuck after 5 questions. However, it still states that there are "3 items remaining" and this is not right, because there are only 5 questions in this section and I cannot move forward. Did anyone of you encounter the same situation?

Please advise.

Hello Alinabutnari,

Thanks for reporting this. What's happening is that three of the questions have two correct answers and the exercise counts those as six answers (3 * 2 = 6). The other two questions have one answer and the exercise counts them as two answers. Six answers + two answers = eight answers.

I've changed the instructions so that this is clearer. Could you please try the exercise again to see if you can complete it now?

We're very grateful that you took the time to tell us about this!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,

Following your new instructions (and the changes you've made), I had been able to complete the exercise. Thank you very much!

Best regards,
Alina

Hello Alinabutnari,

I have checked the task and it appears to be functioning correctly - all five questions are present and can be accessed. Can you tell us if the problem is still occuring for you and, if so, what device and browser you are using to access the site? This may help us to identify the issue.

 


Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter M,

It's all right now, I've just replied to Kirk. Thank you!

Best regards,
Alina

Hello Peter M!
I've got the same problem as Alinabutnari. Task 3 contains 5 questions but after I answered all of them correctly, I got the message "3 items remaining" and % of correct answers was only 63.

Hello krig,

Thanks for your help with this. Please see my response to Alinabutnari above for an explanation of what the solution is.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello krig,

I've raised this issue with out technical staff and they will take a look at it as soon as possible.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

i am unable to understand the meaning and use of loads here in this sentence ( see loads) mean?

Hello mehru1,

I'm not sure what the exact context of your example is, but 'loads of' means 'a lot of' - it is a less formal way to say this, but otherwise has the same meaning and use.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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