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Episode 05: Environmental issues

There is a heated discussion on environmental issues. How green are the gang?

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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Dear Sir ,

I just now finshing from serise 5 so I need to know my level aftter my ashaveing the 4 tasks

Hello alaaemara,

We don't identify level in that way, I'm afraid.  I'm sure you've made progress - well done - but we'd need to do some specific testing to ascertain your level, and that's not something we do at the moment.

Congratulations on completing the series!

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

thanks a lot

Very Good!

Olivia is my favourite!!

thank you for providing such valuable knowledge regarding learning english

What does Magde mean when she said : he's off sick.

Hi hayaalqasem,

"to be off sick" refers to when we don't work because we are sick. Tony is sick that day, and so he didn't come in to work.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello every one
I want to ask about task4
What's he doing working here?
I put the answer(What's he doing to work here?) why is it false?
another question
what does this sentence mean ( I guess this cafe will have to do for now)
thank you for your efforts

Hi hayaalqasem,

When an infinitive is used after do, it normally indicates purpose - for example, "what are you doing to solve the problem?". In the case of "what's he doing working here?" in this episode, Harry isn't speaking about purpose, he's expressing surprise at seeing Carlos as an employee there, since he's normally seen him as a customer.

In the second sentence you ask about, "have to do" is a colloquial way of saying "be (good) enough". Harry means that Carlos would like his own restaurant, but that he doesn't have the resources to have his own restaurant now, so working in the cafe will have to be enough for him for now.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team