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Episode 05: Fadi to the Rescue

Sarah, Olivia, Harry and Johnny are all looking glum, but Fadi is here to solve their problems.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi guys i have a couple qshns i would appreciate ur help......
first :what does this sentence mean ?....1-crowned by a bronze liberty.2-just before president began to speak the clouds parted, flooding the stands with brilliant sunlight
3-a German born wagon painter (what does it means by wagon painter? )
4-washington boarding house

Hi StrangeGr,

I'm afraid you'll need to use a dictionary for looking up items such as these. Our role here is to help users with the material that we have on the site, and to provide some (as far as time allows) help with learning English more generally. We can't offer a service explaining any and all vocabulary which you happen to find while reading texts from elsewhere as we simply don't have the time to do this.

You are quite welcome to post your questions here, of course, and perhaps one of the other users will be able to help you. I would, however, ask that your question be posted on a relevant page rather than just any page as, firstly, it is more likely to get an answer that way and, secondly, it keeps the site well organised and, thus, more useful for all users.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

thankx for letting me know site`s rules and i asked those qshns because u cant answer everything just by translating(using dictionary) word by word .... anyway thanks again

i cant understand "squeeze in"???

Hello Nawelo,

On the right of this page (and, in fact, most pages on LearnEnglish) you'll find a little search window headed 'Cambridge Dictionaries Online'. Type your word or phrase there and click 'Look it up!' and you'll see a definition, examples and more.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! Is this sentece correct gramatically? Compare Fred’s life before with Fred’s life after his TV broke.
(Context is:Fred was cough potato before,then his TV broke and after it his life changed.)

Hi mehinaydinli,

That works, though I think a clearer way to say it is 'Compare Fred's life before his TV broke with his life after his TV broke' or 'Compare Fred's life before and after his TV broke'.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!Can you help me?Ican't understand the meaning of records in this sentence?Nobody makes kids buy records or clothes.

Hello mehinaydinli,

You can find 'records' in our dictionary (on the lower right). The meaning that is used here is the one that you'll see under MUSIC in the dictionary entry. I think that will clarify this for you, but if not, let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!Thank you for your answer.I looked,but there's nothing related music.I couldn't find title music.Can you say the meaning with other word to clarify for me,please?