Rob is going to talk to Stephen about the British weather and making predictions - whether about the weather or not!

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Hi teachers! When instructor said, ''Your right leg goes through the right hole and your left leg goes through the left hole''. Can I say like this, ''Put your right leg in right hole and your left leg in left hole''? Why present tense is used in the sentence? Why not future tense? Like Your left leg will go...
Thank you.

Hello Akbar Safi,

The second sentence is fine but don't forget the definite article in the second part ('...the left hole').

There are different forms in each sentence here. In the first sentence you have the present simple ('goes') because it is describing something that is a fact about the world (about a pair of trousers, for example) which is always true. In the second sentence you have the imperative form ('put') because you are giving instructions to another person. We would not use 'will' here because you are not predicting an event in the future.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much Sir. And sorry for the comment posted in the unsuitable place.

Hi Team.
Help me improve my english, please?
In the Task 2, there are sentences :
- It's going to rain
- We're going to be late
Why is there a 'be' before word 'late' in the second sentence whereas in the first sentence, it doesn't need a 'be'?
Would you like to explain, please?
Thank you very much.

Hello Nizam,

'be going to' is used to make a prediction in both sentences. In the first sentence, the main verb is 'rain' and in the second sentence, the main verb is 'be'. 

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I can not finish the task 1, because I do not Know how pass the follow exercise, all the time it show me " 13 items remaining"

Hello ROJASCAR4,

You have to put all 15 items into the two boxes below. There is a little trick to do this, which I think will help you.

For example, let's say you put 'foggy' in the first box and now want to add 'sunny'. First you must click or press on the word 'sunny' and then (and this is the important part) you must click or press on the small hand that is on the right side of the 'foggy' box. If you do this, then both 'foggy' and 'sunny' will be in the box together. Repeat this technique will all the words you want to move.

This is easy to do, but a little difficult to describe. If you need more help with it, please let us know.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,

The results of exercices I had made until now (few) weren´t good because i am having difficult do use the tools in the right result. For example, the task 1 of this Language Focus. In some moment, asked me if i want to continue the exercice and the alternatives were cancel or ok. I understood ok was the answer for continue. But it was not and the exercice finished.

Hello simonenmourao,

I'm sorry to hear you've had some problems with the exercise. I'm afraid I can't see how to replicate the behaviour you describe. When I click 'Finish' there is a confirmation question, but the question is this:

Answered questions: 4 out of 15. Do you want to finish?

The answers are 'Cancel' and 'OK'. Obviously, 'OK' means that you want to finish, so 'Cancel' means continue. Are you sure this was not what you saw?

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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