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Big Meal Scene 2

Stephen works hard to make sure everything is perfect for Ashlie's birthday meal.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello Primegirl25,

'Sorted' here means that the problem has been solved, so 'that's the pudding sorted' means 'we've dealt with that/made that decision/got it done' and don't need to worry about it any more.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

sir, what is the meaning of this sentence " it's the thought that counts".

Hello Dhanyasri,

'count' means something like 'matter' here, and 'thought' really refers to intentions. The idea is that intentions are more important than actions. This is often said in the context of gift-giving – if a gift is given with good intentions, then it will be appreciated. 

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Teacher,

I'd like to know the meaning of this sentence: 'Stephen says: Nothing is too good for my sister'.
And This video 2:02 Ash says: I'll just put this in the fridge. But in Transcript: I found ' I'll just pop this in the fridge.' Which one is true, put or pop? Please reply me.

Hello mgkoko,

'Pop something in' means the same as 'put something in' but is more informal. In the video Ashlie says 'pop', as it says in the transcript. It's quite fast, though, so might sound like 'put' to you.

'Nothing is too good for my sister' means something like 'I'll do anything for my sister'.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

That's perfect! :)

i liked this)))



Thanks a lot for your efforts in this site. I came across a new expressions such as :

to sort out dessert

Can I have a go?

That’s pudding sorted

I am not sure I get their right meaning, so I wonder if you could please provide me with books about English phrasal verbs and idioms - it's will be great if they could be download for free.
Thank you very much indeed

Hi Omer,

We don't offer books for download, but many sections of our site (e.g. Word on the Street, the Elementary Podcasts and Big City Small World) are chock full of idioms and phrasal verbs that you can learn. The latter two also have lots of exercises that can help you with this as well.

There is a handy Cambridge Dictionaries Online searchbox (on the right) that is great for searching for phrasal verbs and expressions. For example, if you look up "sort out", "have a go" and "sorted", you'll find definitions that should help you understand the expressions you mention. If you're still not sure you understand after reading them, have a go at rephrasing them in a comment and we'll confirm or correct your explanation.

You must of course do what you think is best, but I believe that you could learn a lot more by following this method than by working through a book.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

hi .just to say thank you very much for your help