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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.

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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Intermediate: B1

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Hello vdolce,

Most verbs take either one or the other, but 'start' is one of a small group of verbs that can take both to + infinitive and the -ing form after them. I'm afraid that there is no real reason for verbs taking one form or the other after them - it's just the way English has evolved.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

ok Thanks
May I ask you another help?
There is a site or lesson in which I can find a list of the principal verbs that are ing or not ing form?
thanks in advance (like a list of irregular verb I mean)
Vincenza

Hello vdolce,

Most verbs in English have -ing forms, the main exception being modal verbs such as 'must' or 'should', so I assume you mean verbs which are followed by -ing forms. You can find information on this on this page, and you might also look at this page, which deals with verbs followed by 'to infinitive', or this page, which deals with verbs followed by 'that clauses'.

I hope that answers your question.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi I'm trying to improve my English, and I would like to know what are the things or knowledge I have to know for a B2 level of English, that will be very helpful to concentrate on those skills.
 Thaks :). 

Hello anasa45,

I'd suggest you look at the wikipedia page on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), where you can see a chart that explains what you are supposed to be able to do at each level.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello
I think that phrasal verbs are very complicated for me...
Best Regards

Hi,
Where can I get the right answers of the tasks?
Thank you

Hi justanalyst,

Just click on the Finish button, which is located just to the right of the red Check Answers button. This will show you which questions you got right and wrong, as well as the correct answers.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi there,First I have to congratulate you and thank you for great work, this is helping me a lot to learn English.
I have a little doubt about when Harry say ''I can squeeze you in'',what it means?
Cheers!

Hi Lucas,

For this kind of question, I always recommend consulting a dictionary. This is very easy - just type "squeeze in" in the search box on the right (just above the Look it up! button). If you do that, you'll see the definition of this phrasal verb is "to manage to do something or see someone in a short period of time or when you are very busy". Harry has a lot of work, but says that he can still do Olivia's website despite it.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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