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

BCSW - Meeting friends


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Hi boys and girls and older than that . I am from Uzbekistan and i am so glad from this webcite. It is fantastic to know so much things about english and no payment. Thank you BC.

Hello!Is it true to say "I have nether a sister nor a brother."

Hello mehinaydinli,

You can say 'I have neither a sister nor a brother', but people would more commonly say 'I don't have any brothers or sisters' or 'I don't have any siblings'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

How interesting conversation!
Olivia said " Not him, by any chance?" and " Let's make this easier". it's plenty easy to understand the meaning of both of sentences due to the clear context actually. However I'm not sure if it's formal and how it is used often. Espeacially the first one doesn't mean clear. Please healp me clarify them. Thanks a lot!

Hi sambala,

Both of these sentences are fairly informal. The first sentence misses out certain words and this makes it less formal:

It is not him, by any chance, is it?

The second sentence uses a direct form ('Let's) which is common in informal speech. Neither sentence is incorrect or slang, however.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Yes! it works and thank for your answer!

hello, I just started here, how is it possible to put the events in the correct order.
When i click nothing changed.

Hello teha de vries,

Are you speaking about the first Task? First, press the sentence you think should be first. Then press on the sentence at the top - your sentence should then move there. Then press the sentence you think is second and press on the sentence currently in the second position. Your choice should move there. Repeat this process until completing the task.

If that doesn't work for you, please let us know.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi I'm from tehran. I want to say thanks to site owners and management!
I wish I could learning heresources because of my life. I want to reside to another country for long time.
Tnx a lot anyway

hi, i choose this series to start the course, but i don't know how to save my achievements