Christmas Scene 2


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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Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • What food do British people eat at Christmas?
  • Who usually cooks in your household?
  • How do you react when you get a present you don't care for very much?

Now watch to find as Stephen and Ashlie celebrate Christmas with their family...



Hello vasanthakumar,

It's great that you want to practise speaking with someone, but I'm afraid that our House Rules, which are designed to protect users, prohibit the sharing of the kind of personal information you'd need to contact another user to do this.

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Hello everybody!

My name is Lucy, I would like to improve my english, specially my writting and speaking skills.

With pleasure to see all of your comments :)

hi The LearnEnglishTeam

Could you help me with a clarification , i want to know which of the below sentences is correct :
you can enter without to knock or you can enter without knocking .

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Hi gpasarin,

'Without' is a preposition and after prepositions we must have an object, which means we must have a noun, pronoun or gerund. The correct sentence is the second, therefore, which has a gerund ('knocking').

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hi monaia!

always is used with simple present tense. have / has been v -ing is present perfect continuos tense.

Hello Rajaram,

Thanks for your contribution! I just wanted to point out that in fact, always can be used with almost any tense, as Peter explains in his response to monaia below.

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sir I want ask that is there any grammertical audio podcost available . if there is so kindly help.