In this first episode our friends meet up in a café.

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Intermediate: B1

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Hello barbara,

Welcome! Both 'should' and 'be supposed to' have several uses and in some cases they can be used the same way, but let me explain them a little bit more.

In general, 'be supposed to' is used to speak about an obligation such as what you have to do according to some rules, for example 'We are supposed to drive no faster than 30 km/h on this street'. But it's also often used to speak about expectations, and very often things that break our expectations or when there's a problem. This is why Johnny and Sarah use 'supposed to', because the people they expect to meet are not there.

'should' can also be used to speak about obligations ('You shouldn't go faster than 30 km/h'), and is also used to give advice, to talk about the best thing to do in a situation, as well as to say what you think is likely to happen. You can see some good examples of these uses on this page.

I hope this helps you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank's! I understood all the audio and made the exercises, I didn't 100 but my score was Ok, I will work more.

The audio does not work? Any suggestion for help.

Hello Rashaa,

I'm sorry to hear this. I've checked the page and it is working for me right now. We've recently found that users in some locations are not able to listen to our audio or view our video. Sometimes they have been able to download the audio and then listen to it on their devices. Have you tried that?

In any case, I will report this to our technical team, though in the past I think they have determined that this sort of issue was not under our control.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,

Thanks for your concern. I tried to download from the page itself but it dose not work, it works only when I copy the audio and open another website that helps for downloading songs and mp3 file. Bu adding the url audio file at this site, by some changes I success finally to download the file easily.

I have to note that the video files work without any problem. hoping to find where is the problem and I will try to find a solution with the software.

Regards,
Rasha

Hi Rashaa,

I'm glad you've found a way to listen to the mp3 and to hear that you're able to see the videos. Please let us know if you need any other help.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I wonder why I can't say "we're waiting for meeting Julia." and " we're waiting for the bus" is correct?

Hi Deng hong,

This is just the way native speakers speak English: we use 'wait for' a person or object, but if there is a verb after 'wait' we use a to+infinitive. 'We're waiting to meet Julia' and 'We're waiting for the bus' (or 'We're waiting for Julia') are correct.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I see.
Thank you very much.

Hi! I'm trying to do Task 1 and I don't know how I can move sentences to put the events in the correct order. Can you help me, please?

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