The architect's company Magda works for is listed for a prize, and Magda's design is going to surprise everyone. And how are things going between Fadi and Olivia? Written by Chris Rose.

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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.

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Thank you very much

Unfortunately, this audio file can't be downloaded...

Hello Maricci,

If you right-click or press and hold on the words 'BCSW-s03-e02audio.mp3' below the audio player, you should have the option to save the mp3 to your device. I just tried it and it worked for me. You can also download these episodes in the iTunes store for free if you prefer.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,
I downloaded all episodes of "Big City Small World" except this. All episodes look like "Download audio 2.83MB (right click & save)", for example. However this episode looks: "BCSW-s03-e02audio.mp3". I cannot download from here may be because I have simple laptop (Lenovo, not Apple). But don't worry I've already decided that problem! I have I copied that episode to my laptop from Android Play Market through my smartphone ))) Anyway, thank you for trying to help me!
Best wishes, Maricci

P.S. If I made a mistake in my message, please, let me know...

Hello Maricci,

I'm glad that you managed to get all the episodes using your smartphone! I've just fixed this page so that it now shows 'Download audio 4.2MB (right click & save)' – thanks very much for telling us that it was different – but I haven't been able to figure out why you can't download the audio. It shouldn't matter what kind of computer it is, and I've tried on two different computers and it worked on both. In any case, since you have what you need now, we'll let this be, but if you ever find any other inconsistencies or need help with something else, please let us know!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,
Why the sentence "Magda orders champagne " is false?
Thanks

Hi Shimokimo,

If you look in the transcript you'll see that they have no champagne in the cafe, so Magda is not able to order any.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, Peter!
I wanted to ask the same question, but Shimokimo did it first. I don't agree with you. If the statement "Magda orders champagne" is false, why in the Task 2 is written "She thinks they are in with a good chance of winning so she orders champagne"?

Hi krig,

The relevant part of the transcript is this:

Magda:  Yeah. By the way, do you have any champagne?

Tony:  Champagne? Not in this café, Magda! Wrong place, sorry!

So, Magda would like to order champagne, but she does not because Tony does not sell it. The text in Task 2 should really say 'Magda tries to order' or 'Magda wants to order'.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, Peter!
I think statements in Task 1 and Task 2 contradict each other. It mustn't be so. May be should change word "order" on word "ask" in Task 2?

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