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Christmas Scene 2

It's Christmas morning! Ashlie's got a lot to do to cook dinner for the family, but can she get Stephen to help?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello everybody!

My name is Lucy, I would like to improve my english, specially my writting and speaking skills.

With pleasure to see all of your comments :)

hi The LearnEnglishTeam

Could you help me with a clarification , i want to know which of the below sentences is correct :
you can enter without to knock or you can enter without knocking .

Best regards,

Hi gpasarin,

'Without' is a preposition and after prepositions we must have an object, which means we must have a noun, pronoun or gerund. The correct sentence is the second, therefore, which has a gerund ('knocking').

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

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Hello 鸡鸣,

It's great to hear that you like the videos! We are trying to improve accessibility to our videos for our users in China but it is a process which takes some time so please be patient and we'll do our best!

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hi monaia!

always is used with simple present tense. have / has been v -ing is present perfect continuos tense.

Hi, I have some questions . could you answer me please?
1- Ashlie said ( I have always wanted) . Is (always) used in prewsent perfect tense?
2- have or has +been + verb + ing , what is this tense called?
3- Mum said ( I know you're going to love your ...) . This is a wrong way of talking about predictions in the future, isn't it ?
Thanks .

this tenes called present perfect continuous

If you find this structure.
I have+been watch+ing TV since night .
this is called present perfect continuous tense .
have been
has been
ing form of very used .

Hello monaia,

1. 'Always' can be used with almost any tense.

2. The present perfect continuous.

3. No, it's perfectly correct to talk about predictions like that.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team