Ashlie is preparing her costume for the Notting Hill Carnival and Stephen learns some new dance moves.

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Hi venerated teachers!
If you allow me Can I make a summary of the transcript in my own words in a continuous form and present it here to you for a proof reading?

Hi Akbar Safi,

I'm afraid we don't check or correct or users' writing. We are asked about this often but it is simply not possible for our small team to provide this service for the many thousands of users we have.

 

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Peter

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Hi teachers!
In the sentence 'Stephen's going to be picking up some dance moves', pick up here means to learn?
Sir, what would be the other form of the sentence?

Hello Akbar Safi,

Yes, 'pick up' means to learn here. It's often used in contexts where the learning is in a sense natural, such as picking up a language while living in another country.

 

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Sir!

Yes in my town, on February, there is always a carnival party along the central street.
For this day mothers and kids do their best to find special clothes as Batman, Spiderman, Violetta or other characters

Could it be like if we want to win prize for the best carnival dancers in place of if we're going to win..What's the difference and which one's more appropriate?

Hello Vartica Singh,

Both of these are fine and the meaning is essentially the same. You could also express the same idea in other ways, such as 'If we are planning to win...' or 'If the plan is to win...'

 

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Peter

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Hi Team.
In Stephen's question sentence :
'Shell I put my finger here?"
Is it possible if I switch shell with will? If yes, what's the difference between them?
What about, Subject in the sentence is She/He? - Does it still use shell or it will be changed?
Thank you.

Hi Nizam Balinese,

The meaning of 'shall' here is rather like 'should' - it is asking if it is acceptable, appropriate or desired. Using 'will' would make it a question about what is likely or expected.

'Shall' can be used with other subjects than 'I' but this is unusual.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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