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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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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Hello Teachers :) May I ask you a question about ' dinner ' ? As far as I could see the main topic in this episode is preparing the Christmas dinner ... But when Ashlie and her mother talk about it , they say ' lunch' !!?? Now I feel myself really a bit confused about ' dinner ' :(((

Hi iliya_b,

As you'll see in the definition for 'dinner' in the dictionary, 'dinner' is used to talk about the main meal of the day, and so can refer to both 'lunch' (eaten at mid-day) and 'supper' (eaten in the evening). Holiday meals are typically eaten at mid-day or in the early afternoon, and so are often referred to as 'dinners'.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi! The vedios are wonderful of me an English learner in China. I have never thought i can find something that this. It is a good help to my pronunciation. And the language is not so hard for me to understand. I wish I can find something more like this for me to enjoy as well as learn English

Hello zhang11111,

Thanks for your comment! It's always great to hear that people find LearnEnglish useful. Be sure to explore the site fully using the menu along the top (Home, Listen & Watch, etc.), as there are lots of useful resources here.

Welcome and best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Merry X'mas and thanks all your effort from The LearnEnglish Team.
May I know the difference between "here you go" and "there you are"? Are they the same?
Thanks

Hello Joe Choi,

In the context of giving someone something the meaning is the same, though 'here you go' is more informal and would usually be used in informal contexts.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I practice english writing skill, and I made a blog to post article I writed. Can you check grammar on my blog, thank you.

Hi Dyan,

I'm afraid we're unable to correct users' texts - we are too small a team to be able to provide such a service. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask them on an appropriate page.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,

I notice that in the transcript, the letters "m" and "d" in "Mum" and "Dad" are capitalized. May I now why? Aren't "mum" and "dad" common nouns? Thank you.

Hello Pocoyo,

Mum or Dad (with capitalization) are used in place of their names when we address them. When Ashlie wishes her mum Happy Christmas, the word is capitalized because she is saying "Mum" directly to her mother. On the other hand, if I speak about Ashlie's mum, it isn't capitalized.

That's a bit tricky - let us know if that doesn't make sense.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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