Ice cream is everyone's favourite… Or almost everyone's, anyway! Join Joe down on Solley's Farm in Kent as he finds out how the icy treat is made.

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to hear and respond ...i am ok

1)I help myself TO another ice-cream. (why not use the preposition WITH? I help myself with an other ice-cream?)
2around Britain in summer. (in summer: is IN THE SUMMER wrong?). Thank you !! Cheers

Hello,

1) If you look up 'help' in our online dictionary you will see why 'to' is correct in this sentence and why 'with' would change the meaning a lot.

2) No, they're both fine.

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Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Teachers ,

At the begining of the text there's a sentence : Welome to Kent , a county known as the garden of England because of all its farm produce .
Why 'farm' is in singular ? I don't think there's one farm only in Kent ? Or there's another reason ...

Thank you ,

iliya_b

Hello iliya_b,

'farm produce' is a compound noun composed of two nouns. In this kind of compound nouns, the first noun acts like an adjective and is usually used in the singular. By the way, sometimes such compound nouns are written as one word (e.g. 'sunglasses') and other times they are written as two words (e.g. 'sun hat').

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk ,

Thanks a lot for your explanation :)

iliya_b

nice

hello everybody...sorry to bother you,but if I listened well to joe,he says "eighteen hundred tubs of ice"..is that another way to say "one thousand and eight hundred",or is it the only way to say 1800?thank you so much!!

Hello Laura,

That's right, 'eighteen hundred' is another way of saying 1,800. This is the standard way of saying the year '1800', but is also very common in other contexts as well. You can also say other similar numbers this way – for example, 'thirty-four hundred' (3400).

But please note that although the year '1946' is said 'nineteen forty-six', the same number is not usually said that way when talking about other numbers, i.e. '1946€' is not usually said as 'nineteen forty-six euro' but rather the typical way. Only numbers ending in '00' are said using 'hundred'.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

ok,I think I got it.Thank you so much,Kirk!!

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