Johnny is always dreaming of becoming rich, so Fadi's big idea excites him! What is Fadi's business proposition, and will it make them millionaires?

Written by Chris Rose.


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Hello somaye.khodaveysi,

I was asked about this phrase just a short time ago - you can probably still find the answer a little further down in the comments section.

'Such faith' is an ironic statement.  It means ''(Thank you for) showing such faith in me' - in other words '(Thank you for) believing that I can do this'.  Olivia doesn't believe Fadi's plan is a good one, so she says 'Oh no!' and Fadi's answer 'Such faith!' is an ironic or sarcastic response.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello thank you so much and would you please tell me why do we use helping out not just helping thanks in advance

Hello thalia aydek,

In terms of meaning, there is little difference.  Both mean to give assistance or make a task easier.  However, there are differences in use.

Only people can 'help out'.  You can say that LearnEnglish helps you to learn English, for example, but you can't use 'help out' in that sentence as LearnEnglish is not a person.

The verb 'help' can be followed by:

with + noun/gerund [I helped her with the cleaning.]

a person, institution or group [I helped her.]

bare infinitive [I helped her clean the house.]

infinitve with 'to' [I helped her to clean the house.]

The phrasal verb 'help out' can be followed by only the first two of these.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you!!

Hello Kirk, i just wanna ask if what's the meaning of mixed bunch?

Hello Aaron,

We can use this phrase to describe any group in which the members are very diverse. It can refer to people ('My friends are a very mixed bunch') or to things ('Your DVDs are a pretty mixed bunch!').

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, i am a new member. Could any body help to guide me how to start with this website? I really want to be speaking- English person. Thank you in advance.

Hi hoa09051972,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! My first suggestion would be to explore the site.  Use the links at the top of the page to go to different sections and see what kinds of materials are available.  Get a feel for the level of difficulty of different sections so you can see what will be most useful to you at the moment.

Then start with something that is not too high a level. Many users find the Elementary Podcasts Series Three a good place to start.  Work through the episodes, and remember that you can use the transcript to help you, or to read and listen to at the same time after you have done the exercises. As you work, it's important to keep a vocabulary notebook. Organise it by topic ('work', 'family', 'food', etc.) and add words and phrases to it as you go through the material.  Test yourself regularly to see if you remember the words.

Finally, practise English every day, even if it's only for 10 minutes. You can study the vocabulary you've recorded, listen to an Elementary Podcasts episode again, or if you have a friend who is also learning English, practise speaking with them. You can also practise by yourself, just speaking English when you are alone at home or at work.  This kind of practice is great for developing fluency in speaking, so that when you need to use English in the 'real' world you are ready and confident.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Will u help me for learning this.and I am glad to be year

Hello khursheed,

I'm not sure exactly what you need help with!  We are always willing to answer any questions you have or to help with explanations where something is confusing, but it's hard for us to answer if the question is very general.  Is there something particular that we can help you with?

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team