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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello mina66,

We say 'thought so!' when something we believe turns out to be true. For example:

Hi there. Are you from Edinburgh, by any chance?

Yes, I am.

Thought so! I heard you speaking to the receptionist in the hotel. I'm from Edinburgh myself.



The LearnEnglish Team

thanks alot

It's a great exercise!! It's very helpful to have both exercise listening and grammar.

Very useful

What I don't understand is ''I am a friend of mine'' it's somehow complicated.

Hello Ville,

We would not say I'm a friend of mine because it's not possible to be a friend of yourself!

The reason the phrase appears here is that it is a kind of joke. One person (Johnny) starts the sentence and another person (Harry) interrupts, so you have a sentence which combines the following:

I'm a friend of (Harry's)


(He's a friend of) mine



The LearnEnglish Team

It's very interesting for me because I didn't know before when to use "for" or "to".

I made a mistake to fill the blank "We're waiting ...Julia." I filled in "for meeting". But the correct answer is "to meet". With "for" is always used in case to mention about people? It seems be correct to me to use wait for + ~ing.

Hello kinobori,

The verb 'wait' can be followed by several constructions:

wait for + direct object

I'm waiting for John

She's waiting for the party.


wait + to infinitive

We're all waiting to start.

The soldier waited patiently to hear his instructions.


You could, therefore, say '...waiting for Julia', '...waiting for the meeting with Julia' or '...waiting to meet Julia'.



The LearnEnglish Team

Then this excercise has two answers: a) and c)?