Business-minded Johnny is busy as always, while Harry has an important question in mind. What is it? Written by Chris Rose.

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Task 1

Task 2

We use tag questions to confirm our understanding of something. Look at these sentences.

So everyone knows now, do they?
He isn’t going to ask her now, is he?
She will say yes, won’t she?

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Hello again,

In Grammar Task 1, the first example says:
So everyone knows now, do they?

The tag question shouldn´t be: Don´t they?
Because the first part of the sentence is affirmative.
Even more we could use DON´T WE? because I am part of everyone.
Or maybe tag questions: isn´t it or doesn´t it?

Hello jpkeiros,

Most of the time we use a negative tag if the main verb is positive and a positive tag if the main verb is negative. However, we can use a positive tag after a positive verb when we are repeating some new information, especially something which has changed our understanding or plans:

A: Everyone knows now.

B: Ah! Everyone knows now, do they? In that case we have to change our plans...

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello there,

In PDF material there is a pre -listening excercise, a vocabulary to match up, but the answers (at the end) are wrong in some of them, please check it.

Hello jpkeiros,

Which answers do you think are incorrect?

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

listening task always helpful for me.

Thank you very much

Hi
I am not able to download this audio. I followed the instruction shown there.
Kindly let me know how should i do this.

Regards,
Aboli

Hello Aboli,

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teacher, I can't find the answer for "Vocabulary match up" in the Preparation Part. Moreover, I didn't see the meaning of two verb phrases which are "to pop in" and "You're in there" in Macmilian Dictionary. Could you please help me on meaning of two above verb phrases and how I can find the answer for "Vocabulary match up"? Thank you so much in advance.

Hello myuyen,

To see if your answers are correct, click the 'Check answers' button. To see the key, click the 'Submit' button.

You can look up 'pop in' using our Cambridge Dictionaries online. Just type it into the search window and click 'Look it up!' You'll see a definition, examples and more.

'You're in there' is not a phrasal verb. It is an example of the normal use of 'You are' followed by a preposition of place, similar to 'You're in the room', 'You're in school' etc.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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