Harry is going to ask a very important question and Carlos has a piece of good news to share. Is it going to be a happy ending?

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Task 2

Look at this sentence from the audio.

I’m sorry – I thought it was planned.

We form the passive with the verb 'to be' in the right tense and the past participle.


Task 3


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Omer Gul,

I'd suggest that you look at the Magazine, Business Magazine and Professionals Podcasts. Not all of the articles have audio, but many of them do. You might also want to consider listening to the news in English from time to time, for example the BBC World Service Radio.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear English Team,
i have completed along with paper based exercises both elementary podcasts and big city small world. Now unfortunately words on the street series does not have audio. what's your advice to start?. I would like to follow systematically your web site in order to learn proper English language.

Hello Omer Gul,

WOTS is a video series so audio is part of it. Are you able to watch the video on this page? Does the audio in the video work for you?


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I'm looking forward the 5th series. (the 4th I've already listened to on my smartphone) It's the best soap opera I've ever listened to! Excellent voices, excellent sounds, excellent script, variety of dialects! I'd like to listen to non-stop... Please make a continuation! Please!!!

Hello LearnEnglish Team,
Carlos: So, Sarah ... Seeing as I’ve got my own restaurant now, I was wondering – shall we give it another go?
Does he mean that they went to his restaurant before and he wants them to go there again? If that is correct, why does he say (Hello, everyone! I’ve got some big news)?

Hello seham fadL,

No, the meaning is rather different. The meaning of

'Seeing as I’ve got my own restaurant now, I was wondering – shall we give it another go?'

is something like

'Now that I have my own restaurant, shall we try again?'


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter M,
Thanks for your reply. But I don't understand, if it means (shall we try again) it's about (again) ..
it is supposed to be the first time to go to his restaurant. Please explain again.

Hello sham fadL,

The 'again' here does not refer to the restaurant, but to his relationship with Sarah. You can see this because she says 'I’ve missed being with you'. They were together before, and now they're going to 'give it another go'.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter M,
Thank you for your reply. actually, I realized the answer but after I had sent my comment. I'm sorry for asking a lot of questions and thank you for your help and giving answers in an easy way.

Is there anyone tell me where do I get big city small World Series 4 all episodes?