It's Christmas morning! Ashlie's got a lot to do to cook dinner for the family, but can she get Stephen to help?


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They eat turkeys and for dessert, puddings.
My mother.
I don't care and would be thankful.

Hello! Would you please explain me what does mean the expresión "main course" in this episode or another way to say the same? Thanks a lot.

Hello Nusly Martinez,

Meals are often broken into courses and the main course is the most important part of the meal. For example:

Soup ('the starter')

Roast beef and vegetables ('the main course')

Chocolate cake ('the dessert')


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The LearnEnglish Team

Many thanks for your nice answer Peter M. Now, the expression in clear for me.
Best wishes,

My mother and grandmother cook in my house.
When I get a present I don't don't care for very much, I don't hurt person who gave me and I think him.

Why Stephen says the Christmas lunch but it turns out the dinner?

Hello toantq,

I know it's a bit confusing, but 'dinner' can be used to refer to the meal at midday, also referred to as 'lunch', and also to the meal in the evening (also referred to as 'tea' or 'supper').

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello English Team! which sentence is correct 1- your name is in the flight manifest. 2- your name is on the flight manifest.

Hello Omer,

My intuition said 'on the flight manifest', but I'm not all that familiar with the field of aviation, so I've checked a corpus, which also suggests that 'on' is correct. I'd encourage you to become familiar with the Corpus of Global Web-based English - it essentially lists examples of sentences in which combinations of words have been used - as it could be very useful for these kinds of questions.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team