Harry wants to meet Bindyu's parents but she fears that her family won't like him. Why? Written by Chris Rose.


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Task 1

Task 2

Sometimes a root verb can have two adjective forms; one ending in -ing and the other ending in -ed. Look at these two sentences.

Bindyu is worried about Harry meeting her family.
It is a worrying situation.

We use an adjective with -ed to describe a feeling.
We use an adjective with -ing to describe something that produces a feeling.


Task 3

Task 4




I really enjoyed with this task.

Thank you very much

Hello, LearnEnglish Team!
In the Task 4 at the top of tab is written: "Order the events - but remember some happen before the episode begins." It's wrong. Actually learners should fill gaps with matching collocations.

Hello krig,

Thanks for pointing this mistake out to us! It's now correct, thanks to you.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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I believe you have some troubles with the website because in many times when I open the website this is not working properly (e.g. I can't open the tasks or I can't listen the record because the playlist doesn't appear etc.). I open your website in some different browsers and on different pc's and the problems are the same.
thank you.

Hello bittzzaa,

I've checked this page and everything seems to be working fine, and we haven't had any other comments on problems here, which would suggest the issue is more at your end rather than a problem with the site.

Could you be a little more specific in describing the problems you are having? Is it on every page, or a number of pages? What exactly do you see when you try to access a given activity or recording? And also please tell us what device you are using when you have problems, and what kind of operating system. Some mobile devices have problems with Flash-compatibility, for example, which can mean that some videos and exercises do not function correctly.

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Hello Peter,
First of all the problem isn't permanent, in some days the page works fine in some days the page doesn't work fine. For example in the section "word on the street" the page works properly everytime but in section "big city small world" the page doesn't work fine, to be more specific the icon with the play buttom doesn't appear on the display, in that place is an empty space and I need to download every audio.mp3 from every lesson.
My laptop is an acer aspire e15, windows 7 ultimate, browsers google chrome and mozilla firefox.
At the end I think the problem is at my laptop with that flash player. Let me know if I need to instal a new version of flash player and wich version of it or is something else.
Thank you for understanding,

Hello Bittzzaa,

That certainly sounds like it's something local as I'm not able to replicate any of those issues, and we haven't had any comments from other users with similar problems.

There isn't much I can suggest other than making sure your software is up to date (including your version of Flash player) and checking to see that you don't have any firewalls blocking certain elements on the pages. You might also clear your browser's cache.

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The LearnEnglish Team

i like filled the task, but i find it difficult to listen in the beginning on Harry part but i kept play it until i get what he says.

Hello, teacher Kirk! Thanks for the tips, it really helped me a lot!

Regards, Aaron