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Episode 04: We have a mission!

Sarah will be kicked out of her flat soon and so everyone is on a mission… 

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Dear The LearnEnglish Team,

Please advise which of the following is correct or more standard:

1. The pushcart was fitted with a stove and wok to cook noodles.
2. The pushcart was fitted with a stove and wok for cooking noodles.

Thanks,

Chen Laifa

Hello CHEN LAIFA,

I have already answered an almost identical question from you on another page. Please post questions once only - we answer as soon as we are able, and posting questions multiple times only slows the process.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I want to know what's the difference between 'falt' and 'accommondation' please? I though that an acommondation is also a place to live, 'I live in university accommondation' is wrong?
Thanks!

Hi Nolwenn11,

I'd suggest you look up these two words in our dictionary. See the handy search box on the lower right, under 'Cambridge Dictionaries Online'. Please note, however, that you misspelled 'flat' (it's not 'falt'). After you've looked up the two words, if you have any questions, please let us know.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! Hmmm, not very sensitive, Harry!What does sensitive means in this case? I've looked up it in your dictionary, but it's not clear to me exactly.Olivia means it is not useful,believable to find accommodation looking at newspaper?
Fadi:Course I'm not.Here course=of course?
What means breaking news?Does it mean bad news?

Hello mehinaydinli,

'Not very sensitive, Harry!' here means that Harry is not thinking about the other person's feelings when he makes his joke.

You are correct: 'course' here means 'of course'.

'Breaking news' is used to describe news about a situation which is just happening and is still unfolding. It's used in news programmes (TV and radio) when the first reports of a situation come in.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you, Peter. Do you mean that Harry is making his joke by saying "you'll need the 'accommodation' page!" to Sarah, who is looking for a place to live? I can't perceive that at all.

Hello xiaokaoy,

Yes, that's correct. You need the context from the previous episodes to understand this. 

Best regards,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello xiaokaoy,

You're welcome. It's not really a very funny joke – perhaps no one even would laugh. In any case, you've understood what was meant – good work!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much!I'm very glad to see your answer.I was afraid that you wouldn't answer .

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