Flathunting Scene 2

 

Now Ashlie has found her new flat, there's only the packing, moving, cleaning and unpacking to do. What could possibly go wrong?

Preparation

Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • Have you ever moved house?
  • How many boxes would you fill if you had to put everything you owned into them?

Now watch to find out how helpful Stephen is.

Tasks

Comments

hello , Nice video. interesting !!. still, it's the thought that counts . he wants to make a surprise gift for her even though everything had messed out. In Egypt we have the same custom of giving a nice present to our friends when they move into a new flat . Actually I am so organized person and i will get upset if what happens to Ashely happens to me. I can't stand loosing any of my stuff. Oh poor Ashely !!! .

Hy everybody, I just passed to say hello to all of you, and say how I am learning with this vídeos. hugs

hi teacher and all learner around the world.well .l just need your help because l don't understand the meaning of this word housewarming and l did not find it in my dictionary.

Hi samiasamou,

You can find this word and an example sentence in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online - just type the word in the search box (on the right of this page) and click on the Look it up! button and you'll see them.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I like this video because I learnt new things. I'm studying English since March but I improve my English in order to study with this videos. Thanks! 

Hi
Thankyou very much for this videos, I practice whit these three times per week to improve me English.
One Question: in 3:09 minute, I understand Ashlie say "why", but in transcript is right.
 
 
 

Hi Ariamlope,
It's great that you're listening to carefully!  It does sound a little like 'why' because we often hardly say the 't' sound at the end of 'right', so I can understand why you think you hear 'why'.  However, having listened to it carefully myself several times I think Ashlie does in fact say 'right', so the transcript is correct. 
Best wishes,
 
Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

The episode is great, but can anyone explain me the difference in meaning for:
* what have you done with this chair?
* what did you do to this chair?
 
and similarly, what the diff btw:
* look, what I've done with this chair
* look, what I did with this chair
?

Hello alexeybandura75,
I'm glad you enjoyed the episode, and thank you for your question.
The answer is that it depends on the context.  Usually, we would use the present perfect ('What have you done...') when

  • there is no concrete time reference (so we don't say when it was done)
  • it has only just happened (you watched as somebody broke the chair)
  • there is some clear present result (perhaps the chair is broken)

We would use the past simple ('What did you do...') when

  • there is a clear time reference (this morning, last week, yesterday)
  • you are interested in the action, not so much the result of that action

As you can see, it very much depends on the context.  In the video, Ashlie says 'What have you done to my chair?' because she has only just seen it and the result is what she is interested in: '...it didn't look like this before, what have you done?'
You can find more on when to use the present perfect and when to use the past simple here.
I hope that clarifies it for you.
Best wishes,
 
Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

I can't help to appreciate how smart these actors are! Not only they speak a wonderful everyday British English but are so good actors!
Many,many thanks to all of you!

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