you and they

 

We use you to talk about people in general including the speaker and the hearer:

You can buy this book anywhere > This book is on sale everywhere.
You can’t park here > Parking is not allowed here.
They don’t let you smoke in here > No smoking here

We use they or them to talk about people in general:

They serve good food here.
Ask them for a cheaper ticket.

… especially about the government and the authorities:

They don’t let you smoke in here.
They are going to increase taxes.
They are building a new motorway.
They say it’s going to rain tomorrow.

Exercise

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That's OK, Jeremy Bee! Thanks a lot! Maybe I should know a penfriend and try to help each other.

Hello bouchakour!

Welcome to the site, and I hope you enjoy your stay! If you want to improve your pronunication, we have some resources on the website, and more coming soon. Take a look at our Sounds Right page and app.
 
Remember that one of the best ways to improve your pronunciation is by listening! We have lots of listening material - if you listen to all of our Elementary Podcasts, your pronunciation will improve - and so will other areas of your English!
 
Good luck!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, everyone!
I wonder whether it's possible to download videos or not?
I find audio materials great to use, especially with (or sometimes without) the text.
I'd love to do the same with the videos on my mobile :)
Thanks in advance!

Hello interpidyuri!
 
I'm glad that you're getting good use of our audio materials! Unfortunately, we don't currently have videos available for download. Many of our videos are also copyright, and so we would be not allowed to put them up for download. Sorry about that - but I do hope you can continue to enjoy the videos on your computer at home!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

I would like to learn spoken and written english what can i do
Guide me
Prabakar

Hello p.prbkrn!
 
Welcome to the site!
The most important thing for learning a language is to practice!
 
For speaking, remember you don't have to talk to a native speaker  – try your friends and colleagues, or go to a class. Even, if you can't do that, try recording yourself using your computer or an online recorder like www.vocaroo.com. Listen to yourself, and make a note of mistakes. What could you do better?
 
Practising writing is difficult without a teacher, but you can always try to write sentences. Many of my students like to keep a diary. Also, you can write to other learners on LearnEnglish - this will let you practice sharing your ideas. Find a subject on the website you are interested in, and join in the discussion!
Also, remember that one of the best ways of improving your writing is to read as much as you can! This will help your grammar and vocabulary without you noticing. Why not try some of our Stories & Poems?

 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello krish007!
 
Have a look through the other comments - there are a lot of clues from LearnEnglish staff! If you are still having trouble, click 'Finish' and then 'Yes' to see all the answers.
 
Hope that helps!

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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