It's party time for Ashlie and Stephen - but which costumes to choose?


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hi, let me ask you a small question, it's about the expresion I'm a natural

A: I think it may be a little harder than you think. Magic takes a lot of practice.

S: I’m a natural. Come on, let’s have a look and see what they’ve got. Hmm. And I’ll need a wand, of course.

I supposed the expression refers to be a talented wizard from birth, a natural talent to do something, so I don't need to practice a lot, because my natural talent let me save hours. and hours of work.

Am I right?

Thanks in advance.

Hi thedrunkpoetDJ,

Yes, you are correct.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, according to me, there is a mistake in task 2, point 4. .. to be A good magician ... is correct. Am I right, or the mistake is mine.
Best regards!

Hello tihomir,

Thank you very much for spotting this and letting us know. You are quite right! I have corrected the question.

Once again, many thanks.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir,

I do not understand Stephen's words "Hazam Falam". What does it mean?


Hello mgkoko,

I think this is just Stephen's idea of a magic spell! Needless to say, it doesn't work!

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

what does "dead easy" mean

Hello hayaalqasem,

This is explained in the entry for 'dead' in our dictionary, though it's not easy to find: you must scroll down past the phrases in green to the entry where the definition is 'complete(ly)'. Something 'dead easy' is 'very easy'.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi !
I can't exactly understand what does it mean ? Stephen said : I’ll be on to the big stuff in no time

Thank you very much ! You are all so kind ! :)