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Meet Sarah

Meet Sarah Zhang - she is from China and has lots of friends from all over the world.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

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Thanks. Now I know something about Sarah.

Can anyone explain to me what the sentence "The crowd in Tony's cafe" is doing in the second paragraph? It just doesn't make much sense to me. Thx

Hello Jay8477,

It is rather an odd sentence, isn't it? In fact, it's not even a sentence as it has no verb in it. I read it as an example of the point being made (friends everywhere, from all over the world), but it does not really fit the passage. Remember that our texts show real people speaking real language as they use it every day, and people do not always speak entirely grammatically or even coherently. That is just a part of how language is used in the real world and you have found an example of that here - well spotted.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, odd indeed. After thinking for a while I finally understood it just as you said, but shouldn't it be (the crowd in Tony's cafe)? What had me confused was the fact that no parenthesis were used and the dot (.) before the expression. Thanks a lot Peter!

Thank you

hello everyone.. im chathurani shamila. from srilanka. i love learning English & also speaking in English.. i think this website is really important new learners.. thank you British council for your great effort. and nice to meet you everyone....

I have a question that is what the man said when the open of audio?hello and welcom to british recoding....I really want to be explained,thanks

Hello hồng ân nguyễn,

'Hello, and welcome to this recording, brought to you by the British Council' is what the man says.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hello everyone, nice to meet you it's my first time to comment here, I liked sarah so much I got all what she said she speaks clearly. I also enjoy learning here a lot. hope to make friends here and practice English to talk fluently.
thank you very much for your great effort British council.

Hello everybody. Learning English is a fun. I am happy to be here and I hope I would make friends. It's Mehmet from Turkey. I am an history teacher and deputy principal. I am interested in learning English and playing chess.
Bye

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