Elementary Podcasts

Carolina and Jamie go to the pub and see something they didn't expect. Should they tell Emily? Jo and Adam examine the pronouns Carolina and Jamie use to talk about what they saw.

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Exercise

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  • Should Carolina talk to Emily? Should Jamie talk to Cameron?
  • What would you do in that situation?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

I think Jamie should ask Cameron and tell him that Jamie saw him with the girl at the pub. I think that Cameron will tell Jamie the truth and about the girl. but If Carolina asks Cameron, maybe he won't tell the truth. so, Jamie should ask him. If he is cheating on Emily, then they have to think about what to do next.

If I would be a carolina, I would say everything to Emily. She's her friend and she should do that because of friendship, otherwise Emily would be angry with carolina, that's clear. If Cammeron is a good guy, he'll understand this. He didn't say to his girlfriend about another, so he shouldn't expect hidding him. But if he would be angry with Jimmy- sorry, but knowing that kind of person is worthless. That's my point of view.

Hi sir,
Supposing I want to say that something is found everywhere, for instance I am talking about a cell phone that in every part of world we see cell phones... hence if I say:
Cell phone, where not?
Is it ok?

Hello Zeeshan,

That sounds awkward because the sentence implies a verb but doesn't have one. You could say 'Where are they not?', though this wording is a bit strange. Maybe 'Cell phones: is there any place they haven't reached?' (or 'anywhere you can get away from them?').

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Alright sir.

Is it necessary that in a sentence following another sentence carrying two persons, one should be noun. I mean for example if I want to say:
Mark has close resemblance to Martin; i.e. he looks like him.
Is it fine? or I should say:
Mark has close resemblance to Martin; i.e. he looks like Martin.
or
Mark has close resemblance to Martin; i.e. Marks looks like him.

Hello Zeeshan Siddiqii,

The initial sentence lacks one word: you should say 'a close resemblance'.

The three options are all grammatically correct and there is no rule which says you need to use a noun rather than a pronoun. However, there is an issue of clarity. The first sentence may be confusing as it may not be clear who is 'he' and who is 'him'. Of course, both of them look like the other so it may not be particularly important in this example but in other contexts this would be an issue. It's important to express yourself clearly and avoid irritating or confusing the listener.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello,

If I were Carolina, I would talked to Emily. Poor Emily. regret for her faithful love to a man called Cameron. He does not deserve for her love. Being in lots of deep pain firstly, I hope she will met a better man.

Hello guys...
To day was very interesting, my favorite way to travel, is the car. I love drive cars, Also it is very comfortable and you can go whit all your friends from everywhere, You can get faster to your destine, You can listend to your favorit music.
Allmost the other ways to travel, don´t have this advantage.

Hello, friends all over the world!

My favorite form of transportation is definitely a train. You don't have to drive yourself, you just look out of the window to look all around you to find out the scenery around you. Or you can talk with the neigbours around you, saying just "Where are you from?, Oh you come from Italy. What is your native town like?" and so on... Such kind of encounter with a new friend is fun!

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