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Hallowe'en Scene 1

It's party time for Ashlie and Stephen - but which costumes to choose?


Nivel de idioma

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


The second test was very complicated for me because i never remember the word that the actor said and the form that I used was listening for part and put the pause and try to write the correct word
The Third was a little more easy but with some complications.
In general this program is very use full for me

Task 2 is very difficult for me, I can't remember exactly what I saw in the videos.

Do you have any tips to doing this task?


Hi Team.
Help me with these, please..
1. It's party time for Ashlie and Stephen, but which costumes to choose?
Why is it " to choose" not " to be chosen" ? I mean, Souldn't it be passive voice?
2. In the video time code 2:40, Ashlie says:
Are you sure you're reading the instructions properly?
Why does Ashlie say in the present continuous tense? In fact, they aren't reading at the moment, they're practicing. Shouldn't it be present perfect?
" Are you sure you've read the instructions properly "?
Would you like to explain, please?
Thank you.

In Hallowe'en traditions, people wear costumes and try to frighten their friends. Others try to make magic tricks. They have a Hallowe'en party together.
Children in costumes come to ask for candies saying "Trick or treats".
I can't do any magic tricks.

Thank you for the answer.
Can you please help with the another part of this question; There is famous Hollywood sign which IS STANDING or STANDS above the hill.
We normally say e.g. The earth GOES round the sun. If you say something is going round another. It means it is probably temporary. So from this point of view STANDS seems right. Am I quite right?

Hello Must,

I would agree that the simple form is most appropriate in these examples. The progressive form is possible and might be used when you want, for some reason, to emphasise that it is an ongoing process. For example, you might say that the sign 'is still standing' after an earthquake, or say that the Earth 'is going' around the Sun at this very moment.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Actually both answers seem right depending on what you want to say. If we consider it exactly for that tear then it's - was having otherwise had is possible.
Thank you.

thank you for the answer.
I think it must be: was having and is standing.
Actually I work as a teacher, but since it s not my native sometimes we can't be sure.
Thank you for the help.

Hello, if it s possible can anyone answer this question: which one is correct?

In 1911 Hollywood was voted to become part of Los-Angeles, because it HAD or WAS HAVING problems with its water supply. There is famous Hollywood sign which IS STANDING or STANDS above the hills.

If it s not convenient to ask these kind of questions here, could you please, tell me a link where I can send my questions, Thank you.

When i hear Hallowe'en, dressing up awkward or funny or frightening costums and putting on too much make up for girls, and lots of people who's having fun in the same place come into my mind. it is good way to have fun with friends of course. but here in turkey we don't celebrate hallowe'en. i have never had a hallowe'en party till this time. i wish i had a party that way... it would be great :))))