Magda will finish her degree soon and wants to work in London as an architect.

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.

Download
Language level
Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello

I want to ask about the meaning of task 2 "let it drop! , I don't want to talk about it"

thank you

Hello Hafa_96,

The phase 'let it drop' means 'don't continue with that topic'. We can also say 'drop the subject' with the same meaning.

We normally use these phrases when a particular topic is uncomfortable, embarrassing or irritating for some reason.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, and in this talk, everyone sounds busy or hurry, or urgent. But being too busy is not good, I think. In my language, Japanese, Kanji charcter representing "busy" writes "heart lost", which symbolizes that getting busy makes your heart or considérations lost! So, take it easy and calm down, take a breath deeply first...

Tomoaki, you are right, but here in Europe, the social culture, the people behaviour are so different than Japan. People here are very busy and stressed!
I admire your social culture, the way you (japanese) think and behave!

Fadi said: "I’ll just let it drop". What does this mean? Can anyone tell me please? Thanks!

Hello Steven Bui,

The phrase 'let something drop' in this context means to accept that you can't or shouldn't react to it any further. Fadi is saying that the best option in his situation is to let the situation with Harry resolve itself.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much!

Hi all,
Thanks for this website, it is really helpful. I'm very pad at speaking and it is my nightmare.
Could you please explain what the joke about plumbers was and where?
And could you recommend any live voice chat could help me to improve my speaking?
I'd be really grateful.
Kind regards

Pages