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

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.

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Hi! I'm trying to do Task 1 and I don't know how I can move sentences to put the events in the correct order. Can you help me, please?

Hello Maite,

To move the items in our tasks, first click on the item and then click on the place where you think it should go. You need two clicks, not drag and drop.


The LearnEnglish Team

I can't download or play the audio, can any body helping me ? I use chrome browser, I have been trying different browsers, however the problem is the same .

Hello mohamed.adel,

I've checked the audio on the site and it is working correctly. I'm afraid the problem is a local one, either with your device or software, or else related to your location and the internet provider you use. I don't think there is anything we can do to help with this, unfortunately.



The LearnEnglish Team

The first time that I heard the podcast I don't understand well all conversation , but I hear twice again and I can understand the most part of this

I can't open on my mobile can anybody help

Hi Hanosh,

Are you looking for a video? Big City Small World is a podcast series, so there is only audio -- there is no video. If you can't see the audio player on this page (between Preparation and Transcript), please tell us what you see and we'll do our best to help you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Please, how do I get the correction to task 1 and other tasks. If I'm able to get corrections to the questions I failed, it will assist me greatly in the learning process. Can you be of assistance?

Hello Bethel,

After you press the Finish button, it turns into a Show Answers button. If you press that, you will see the correct answers.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hai.. its a great exercise...
I have a doubt on usage of someone, somebody,anyone,and anybody...
We use anyone for negatives and questions but
'anyone can sit here'. is it a correct sentence?
i think its not a negative sentence or a question but we use this ..
please explain, and also i have doubt in usage of "nobody'
please explain...