Ashlie and Stephen help out in an ice cream van. That sounds easy, doesn’t it?


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We can use sentences with 'be going to' in two ways:

  • to make predictions, e.g. 'It's going to rain.'
  • to describe our plans or intentions, e.g. 'I'm going to make some coffee.'





to me, if first time u run a place,u have to contact with the experienced people about it..if not, u can get bankrupt

Hi Team.
1. "It doesn't look like we're going to sell any ice cream today".
2. "It looks like we're not going to sell any ice cream today".
Do they have the same meaning?
Would you like to explain, please?
Thank you very much.

Hello Nizam,

Yes, that's correct -- they mean the same thing. In English, unlike many languages, a negative and affirmative verb combination makes a sentence with negative meaning. If both verbs were negative, it would have a positive meaning, which isn't what they mean here.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

He/she might have very customers and not have enough time.
I think they would.

I think running a business is very difficult. You must struggle with a lot of difficulties.

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Hello Teachers !

Here when Stephen says ' I've always wanted to spend the day in an ice cream van.' , could we use A day instead of THE day ? In Indoor Sports , Scene 1 you've explained a similar situation , but I think it's a slightly different here .

Thank you ,

Best regards ,

Hello iliya_b,

'spend the day' can also be another way of saying 'spend an entire day', but yes, you could say 'a day' instead of 'the day' here and it'd mean the same thing, really.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team