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


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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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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.


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Yes, we have a carnival on Fat Tuesday, where there are procession and contest about the best costume.

In Egypt, we have the 6th of October festival, which is a celebration of the Army victory in the last battle with our enemy at Sinai in 1973. Most citizens prepare the usual army costume and participate that day. The army forces share by troops from different branches, and even jets fly in the sky with fantastic coloured smokes behind them.
Even the media has an enormous role in spreading the happiness and joy throughout the celebration day, via broadcasting the Egyptian national anthem, songs and national army movies.
But, there are no special dance moves for that day.


very good, thanks.

in my town every december has many daces since december 1st -12st it´s amazing!!!