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


Hi rawane,

It can be difficult to understand native speakers because of the speed with which they speak and the kind of language they use, including non-standard or slang. The only way to improve is to practise, I'm afraid, so using DVDs or audio recordings and listening with the transcript is the best thing to do, I would say.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Ple help me i can't download audio .

Hello Ngwe Yu,

If you're using a computer, you should click on the words 'Download audio 4.0 MB (right click & save)' with the button on the right side of your mouse. You should then see several options – choose the one that saves it to your computer. With many other devices, you have to hold your finger on top of those same words until you see an option to save it.

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Hello Peter M,
I need your help. Could you tell me that can we use others with does or not?

Hello Mandeep,

'others' is plural and 'does' is used with singular subjects, so no, that is not correct – use 'do' when 'others' is the subject.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,i am new learner i am need to your help please
Suggest to me aplan

Hello yasmeenalhamoud,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! The best place to start is our Help page, where you can find advice on how to use the site to improve. After that, I'd recommend you take some time to explore the site using the menu at the top (Home, Listen & Watch, etc.). Then just begin on a page that looks interesting. If you don't know where to begin, I'd suggest Elementary Podcasts Series 4.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Kirk,

Why Android App of Big City Small World gone? It really help us.


Hello agus,

The best way to enquire about this would be to ask the question on one of our Apps pages – probably the LearnEnglish Audio and Video page would be best. Then our mobile team will see your question and can answer it for you there.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much, kirk