The architect's company Magda works for is listed for a prize, and Magda's design is going to surprise everyone. And how are things going between Fadi and Olivia? Written by Chris Rose.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello BritishCouncil Team
I have a question from Task4. Why can't we use "Some" in "I'm expecting a phone call any minute!"? We've learned that we can use "any" in questions or negative sentences while the sentence uses "any" in positive form, Why? Please help me
Best Wishes, Thanks

Hello Hossein Naderi,

The phrase 'any minute' is a fixed expression with an idiomatic meaning. We cannot change any of the parts of this expression.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much

Unfortunately, this audio file can't be downloaded...

Hello Maricci,

If you right-click or press and hold on the words 'BCSW-s03-e02audio.mp3' below the audio player, you should have the option to save the mp3 to your device. I just tried it and it worked for me. You can also download these episodes in the iTunes store for free if you prefer.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,
I downloaded all episodes of "Big City Small World" except this. All episodes look like "Download audio 2.83MB (right click & save)", for example. However this episode looks: "BCSW-s03-e02audio.mp3". I cannot download from here may be because I have simple laptop (Lenovo, not Apple). But don't worry I've already decided that problem! I have I copied that episode to my laptop from Android Play Market through my smartphone ))) Anyway, thank you for trying to help me!
Best wishes, Maricci

P.S. If I made a mistake in my message, please, let me know...

Several audios of Series03 have some impediment to download as instructions says (right click & save), nevertheless, at the right end there is a down arrow, just click it

Hello Maricci,

I'm glad that you managed to get all the episodes using your smartphone! I've just fixed this page so that it now shows 'Download audio 4.2MB (right click & save)' – thanks very much for telling us that it was different – but I haven't been able to figure out why you can't download the audio. It shouldn't matter what kind of computer it is, and I've tried on two different computers and it worked on both. In any case, since you have what you need now, we'll let this be, but if you ever find any other inconsistencies or need help with something else, please let us know!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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