Series 1 Episode 6 - He's a pest!

 

Joe the 4-year-old nephew - is he a pest or just a sweet little boy? Written by Chris Rose.

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Preparation

Do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first two tasks to check your understanding. Finally, practise some vocabulary and grammar in Tasks 3 and 4. You can read the transcript at any stage if you want.

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hi dear team
your program is very wonderful, there isn't another rich program like yours.
so i have a question: is it correct to say "You’re looking after him?"
for me, i thought "are you looking after him?" is the correct sentence.

Hi,

Yes, it's possible to ask a question in informal English by putting a question mark at the end of a statement. However, it can suggest surprise or disbelief, so be careful how you use this technique.

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Samah10,

If you look at the Big City Small World home page and click on the A-Z list (or look at the A-Z of Content on the lower right), you'll see that there are 12 episodes in Series 1. The next episode after that is Series 2 Episode 1.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello BC Team.
Is great, with every chapter, I learn more and more.
Thanks!
 
 

oh I love you British Council team!!! You are remarkable writers and just.... great people. By the way, I have a question about ~just great people~, Is it correct, please what is correct expresion? pleeease!!! I know my question is so confused, who is a Russian would untestand---- и просто хорошие люди

Hello who does not speak fluently,

What a user name!  I hope we can help you make it untrue for yourself...

'Just' here means something like 'simply' - 'you are simply great people' - and it is absolutely correct (in linguistic terms).

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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