Stephen and Ashlie realise they have quite similar ideas about what their Mum would like, but Ashlie soon gets distracted from the task in hand!

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at the end Ashlie said: in fact I almost bought one for myself. from the context it feels that she wish she could buy one for herself but she did not. is that correct?

Hello xr,

That would make sense and it could certainly be true. To be honest, though, I can't really tell if she was really considering buying one for herself or if she was saying this to emphasise how much she likes it and how much she thinks their mother will like it.

I'm sorry not to be able to give you a more definitive answer. If only we could ask her!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Another Question:
When Ashlie says: "That should do it." what does it mean?

In the last expression which Stephan said, " I’ll get lunch and we’ll call it quits!" Whats does he mean when he says "we’ll call it quits!" ?

Hi ames5,

In this context 'we'll call it quits' means 'we do not owe each other anything'.

For example, let's say I buy dinner for you. The next day, you might offer to pay for us both to go to the theatre and say 'we'll call it quits'.

We can use this for other things than money, such as when people help each other in some way.



The LearnEnglish Team

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hello everyone,
in my city Meknes there are an old and big market called Medina. in this place you can buy almost everything; traditional and modern clothes, jewelry, craft object and more things. this market is alway full of people. the buyer usually haggle with shopkeeper when they want to buy something.

I am sorry I can't play the video. or the video doesn't support in my country. Can I download it ? If yes where can I download?