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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grow grew grown........hear heard heard.......hit hit hit......
ride rode ridden......""""go went gone""""
can you say why??
why we use went?what relation is between "go" and "went"??

Hello star9111376,

Some verbs - including many of the most common verbs - in English are irregular, meaning they do not follow the usual rules for their various forms. The verb 'go' is an example.

You can find a list of irregular verbs on this page.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Team Leader,

Please advise whether the following sentence is standard and grammatically correct:

On their drive home, they discussed important issues.

Thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Chen laifa

Hi Chen Laifa,

Yes, that is correct and sounds just fine.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hey can u tell me ...can't we see d video of any episode....is only audio available of these?

Hello nuks,

Yes, Big City Small World is an audio programme. If you are looking for a video series which is somewhat similar to this then I recommend Word on the Street.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Team Leader,

Am I right to say that 'Do you know...?' is British, and 'Did you know...?' is American?

And have the British recently adopted the American way of questioning?

Thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Chen laifa

Hello Chen Laifa,

I'm not aware of any such difference, but it's difficult to say for sure without a more specific context. American English has influenced British English to some degree, but as far as I know it's usually more in the area of lexis (vocabulary) than grammar.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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