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Sarah knows a "secret" about the building in which the café is situated. Will this save the café?

Written by Chris Rose.

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Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

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Other question, in the next sentence:
Magda: Johnny’s old flat, where me and Sarah live
Wouldn´t it be: Sarah and Me?

Hello again jpkeiros,

In standard English, 'Sarah and I' would be the best form here, but in informal speaking 'Sarah and me' or 'me and Sarah' are also used. I'd recommend you say 'Sarah and I' in this kind of situation.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Many thanks Kirk. One more favor, if you find some mistake when I post a question (grammar, vocabulary, etc.) please let me know, that would help me a lot.

Hello there, I have a question, in the next sentence:
Tony: Oi! What are you LOT doing?
It is the fist time I hear the word "LOT" preceding to present participle of verb do: "doing", so I don´t understand it.

Hello jpkeiros,

'lot' has many different meanings, one of which is 'group'. In this case, it goes with 'you': 'you lot' means 'you' when you're speaking to a group of people. Since saying 'you' could mean you refer to just one person, if you want to make it clear you're speaking to a group, you can say 'you lot'. This is unusual outside of British English. In other varieties, 'you guys' or 'you all' are used instead. 

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Who tells Tony to be optimistic?
Magda
Bindyu
Sarah
This is questions from exercise 1, I found that the answer of this question should be "Olivia" which is not in the options.

Hello daizykiran,

Thanks for telling us about this. You could also say that Bindyu tells Tony to be optimistic when she says 'Oh yes it will, Tony – be positive! My friend from the local newspaper is coming to take a photograph, and I’m going to write an article!', which is why that is the correct answer here.

Still, I think you're right, 'Olivia' could also be a correct answer. I've added this exercise to our list of exercises needing revision so that we can improve the question in the future.

Thanks very much for telling us about this!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much

Dear English Team,
I follow big city small world episodes. According to your English test criteria, i am intermediate English level student. is it enough to dedicate an hour time in a day or on the other hand completing one episode each day.if not kindly, advise me and as well as i want to your advise about writing that how many words article should i write daily to improve my writing skill?. is it right to translate news from local language website to English or i should write some thing by my own self rather than translating from local language news to English. Thanks in advance from your always cooperation.

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