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Episode 03: Kicked out!

Harry sure is good at his job as he doesn’t come cheap!

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Intermediate: B1

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I made a mistake Task 1 here, Fadi brings his coffe to the table. The answer is false. But in the script, he says, " I’ll just get a coffee and then I’ll be with you" doesn't mean he came to the table where everyone's gathering? Or the script doesn't say his friends are sitting around the table, then the answer is false?

Hello kinobori,

The answer is false. In the audio, just after Fadi says 'I’ll just get a coffee and then I’ll be with you', the waiter in the cafe says that he will bring the coffee to Fadi ('I'll bring it over'). So Fadi doesn't leave his friends to get the coffee -- the waiter brings it to him.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kinobori,

Yes, I think you're right. I will make a note to fix the transcript so that it is included there. That would make it more fair, I'd say, but please let me know if you disagree.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

That's amazing.

Why do people usually use " have a word with..." instead of "talk with"?

Hello Steven,

Fadi could have said 'talk with' instead of 'have a word with' here and it would be fine. When you have a word with someone, it is usually a quick conversation for a specific purpose. Here, for example, Fadi will talk with his uncle about the cost; they're not going to have an ordinary conversation about nothing in particular.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Can anyone tell me what's the meaning of "every now and then" please? is it an idiom? Thanks!

Hello Steven,

You can find this and many other phrases in the Cambridge Dictionary. If you can't find a word or phrase there, you're welcome to ask us, but please check there first.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you for your work)

Thank you very much for choosing such a good conversation

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