Series 1 Episode 12 - Good News & Bad News

 

In the final episode of this season, find out about Magda's new job and how Sarah deals with her intrusive landlord. Harry has some surprising news and Johnny has a big decision.

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hello,
i just want to know why there should be no article in sentence no 5 of task 5.

Hello archijais,

'news' is an uncount noun, and so the indefinite article is not an option here. Using a definite article would imply that the news is already known, but in this sentence the news is being reported, and so 'the' is not appropriate.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

with the british counnsil you dont get borring quickly.... thank you so much for this opportunity

Thanks Peter, useful advice. But what will i choose when i use that? Will i use the noun, or verb etc.?

Hello Aaron,

The phrase you asked about was 'the landlord', which I think you can tell is a noun.  If you're not sure, then the context of the sentence should make it clear to you, as should any prefixes or suffixes.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Aaron,

'Landlord' can refer to two different things.  It can be the person who owns a pub in Britain.  It can also be the owner of a building or land who rents it out to someone else (the tenant).  In this episode it is the second meaning which is relevant.

In future, when you need to check an item of vocabulary like this, why not use the Cambridge Dictionaries Online window on the right?  You can look the item up and get a definition, example sentences and grammatical information, plus pronunciation.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear all,
I really want to know the mean of expression" I had a row with my landlord".
Thanks

Thanks Kirk!
My specific doubt was in the meaning of word "row" in this context.
Best regards!

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