Get it right when ordering drinks in pubs!

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Excuse me I couldn't find "stout" in the conversation!

Hello 47agent,

The word 'stout' does not appear in the conversation. Sometimes other words are taught just to add some useful language to the task.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, a lot of thank for helping. I'm wondering is "patience and persistence" an IDIOM or phrasal verb or something else.
Thanks

Hello 47agent,

These are just normal adjectives used in the sentence and not any particular expression.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I have a question. At question 2 in the task, it provides information about what woman orders are two pints of lager and a glass of wine. I clicked on "false" because she also orders a chips with cheese and onion. Therefore, her total order is different than the list on the statement. It is why I clicked "false" but answer is wrong, means I should've clicked on "True" in order to make it right. How could it be? I think your answer is wrong. Chould you provide me feedback? Thank you in advance.

Hello LearnEnglish2016,

You're right, of course, about what the woman ordered. The idea behind statement two is that she did order two pints of lager and wine (even though that is not the complete order). Normally, I'd change the answer as you suggest, but since statement four also addresses the order, I'm going to add this to our list of exercises that we need to revise so that we can do a proper job of clarifying it.

Thanks very much for your feedback!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

That's the usual problem of how one should interpret a question. I'd say that the correct answer should be "True", because the event " The woman ordered two pints of lager and a glass of wine" happened, so that is true. Had it been " Did the woman order ONLY two pints of lager and a glass of wine" or " Did her order consist of two pints of lager and a glass of wine " I would have answered 'False'. But still a little doubt remains.....

Hello PaoloG,

Thanks for your input on this. It's on our list of things that need revision, so we will get to it at some point. Sorry for any confusion in the meantime, though actually you understand it correctly, which is the most important thing!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hi i m having a big problem with understanding english......into a conversation with another men i can't understand ...but i can speak.what should i do?

Hi Alexandru Tanase,

It's hard for us to give specific advice without knowing you much better, but we do have a Help page with general advice on many subjects, including speaking and listening skills. I'm sure you'll find some helpful suggestions there.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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