Series 1 Episode 1 - Meeting Friends

 

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

Tasks

Preparation

Do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first two tasks to check your understanding. Finally, practise some grammar in Tasks 3 and 4. You can read the transcript at any stage if you want.

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Hello, there is a sentence "they don't have waiters in here." I want to know why before the word"here" there is preposition "in", because I was taught before the adverb, no preposition should be used. many thanks, Yang from China.

Hello 445801722,

It is possible to use 'here' and 'there' after prepositions, which suggests that they are functioning as nouns (meaning 'this place' and 'that place' respectively). A number of dictionaries include a noun use in their definitions of 'here', but there is some controversy regarding this, and not all dictionaries and grammar books do so. However, from the point of view of practical use, there is no doubt that you can use 'here' and 'there' after prepositions.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear sir,
I was wondering if you would say the meaning of following sentence. "unless the agreement otherwise provides",

Thanks and regards
Musini

Hello Musini,

This means 'unless it says something different in the agreement'.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!There is a sentence in task 4 "We’re waiting ..... Julia." and correct answer is given as "to meet" ,perhapse, because of purpose.But,I think that to use "for meeting " is possible too,is't it?

Hello mehinaydinli,

When the verb meet is followed by another verb, the second verb goes in the to + infinitive form - that is why the correct answer here is to meet. The verb wait is also commonly followed by the preposition for, but only when for is followed by a noun, e.g. 'We're waiting for Julia'. It's not correct to say for meeting here for these reasons.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I'm so sorry.But it isn't clear to me.Maybe you have written " the verb meet " instead of "the verb wait" by mistake in the beginning of the first sentence.

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