Stephen and Ashlie arrive at Bestival on the Isle of Wight and have a look around.

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great!

Hi guys,
can I ask the meaning of following sentences (Steven says it nearly at the end...):
It is to me (and besides...)
and
Right, that's me done.

Thank you,

Hi MichalH,

The context is important for understanding these phrases. Ashlie says that staying in a camper van is not camping. Stephen insists that Ashlie is wrong by saying 'It is to me', which means 'Staying in a camper van is camping to me'.

When Stephen says, 'Right, that's me done' it is a way of telling Ashlie that he has made the better choice. The only thing he has to do for his campsite to be ready is sit down in his camper van. In contrast, Ashlie has to set up her tent.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello guys, unfortunately, I've never been to an attractive festival like this. It could be one of my best dreams to be there, I know there are lots of great festivals across the world. For instance, in Budapest, there is a great one called Sziget Festival in Budapest.

Hi .I m first time here .That is why i will mistake .Sorry )))).
Ok ,I have been to a big festival this year.This was chocolate festival .There everything were from chocolate .İ remembed this day

I've hardly ever slept outdoors. I went camping less than 5 times in my life. That's not my thing, I prefer a comfortable accomodation with beds, bathroom, kitchen... Unfortunately, my children love sleeping in tents.

Hi teacher,

I heard one sentence that 'We need to get everything sorted before it gets dark.' is it 'get something sorted' means "get something done"?

thanks for your answer,

Weiyuan FU

Hello Weiyuan FU,

That's the idea, though I'd say 'get it arranged' instead of 'get it done'. You can see a definition and example of 'sorted', which is very common expression, in the Cambridge Dictionary.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk. I hope you're doing fine. I need some help. For some time I've been teaching English and I have always used the videos and activities from Word on the Street and now me and my student are getting to the last video. I think that's a pitty because they're great resources for us. My question is: what can I do to keep in the same track, with videos and grammar / vocabulary activities? What do you suggest us to use here? She's an upper-intermediate student.
Thank you very much for your job!

Hello Fabio,

There are several options I'd recommend. One is the Britain is GREAT series, which is at an upper-intermediate or above level and has a similar format to Word on the Street, though there are not as many videos there.

Another possibility is LearnEnglish podcasts, though this might be a bit too easy. If you want to try that out, I'd suggest starting with Series 1, as the first and second series are a bit higher-level than the last two series. There's also Big City Small World, which is also maybe a little easy, but which features lots of natural conversation, which could be really useful. Both of these resources are audio-only.

Finally, there are a handful of videos in our Video zone that are at a higher level; you can also find a lot more in the Video zone section of LearnEnglish Teens. Some of the topics there might not be so interesting for your student, but I expect that others will be.

I also just wanted to thank you for telling us this -- it's great to hear how people use our resources. I trust that they've been useful if you've completed them all.

Good luck to you both!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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