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Night Out Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen go to a night club in search of a great night out. Will they find the perfect place to enjoy themselves?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


I am finding some difficulty in guessing the meaning of phrasal verb from their individual parts,is there any rule to understand how an adverb like "out, up, on" may chane the meaning?

Hello lebmfk,

Phrasal verbs generally have more than one meaning. There is a literal meaning and one or more metaphorical meanings. For example, the phrasal verb 'pick up' can mean (the literal meaning) to take something from the table or similar with, for example, your hand. It can also mean to learn a language or a skill by watching someone or by using it. For example, you might pick up a language if you live in a country for a while.

Sometimes it is possible to guess the metaphorical meanings if you know the literal meaning - in the example above there is a clear similarity. However, it is not always easy, and I'm afraid that the short answer to your question is that you simply have to remember them!

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Teachers ,

Here when the siblings are considering the idea of going to house party , Stephen says : Are you sure we can just we turn up ?

Are you sure the second WE is really neccessary ?

Thank you ,

Best regards ,

Hello iliya_b,

Thank you for pointing this out. You are quite right and I have corrected the typo in the transcript.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Ashlie and Stephen are a barrel of laughs,make me laugh.Thanks a bunch British council.These videos are excellent,congratulations.

"Except someone’s just turned up that terrible music" here --'s-- what is it meaning? and mean of sentence what is it? thank you Guys.

Hi Elgun,

In this case, 's is an abbreviation of the auxiliary verb has. 's can also be an abbreviation of the verb is, and also is used to indicate possession, but here is the verb has in the present perfect form has turned up.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. I want to share my ideas about music . Actually That kind of music is not my kind of thing. I can't stand it. I like the one that doesn't make any headache or noise . I don't usually listen to music but if i like to listen to some music i will choose the slow one. I like going to parties and i enjoy meeting new people and have much more friends . I definitely like girls parties much more where i can enjoy dancing and having fun . but i don't like to have the music turned up and loud. just right . That's it . :)

Hello! I always used "To look for" as "To search" and not "To look up". Can you tell me if it is wrong, please? Many thanks for your kindness and always many compliments for your so useful site.

Hello lellablu,

We use 'look for' to mean the same as 'search' - you are correct.  'Look up' is similar, but we use it when we are searching some kind of collected information such as a dictionary or an encyclopedia.

I'm looking for my coat.

When I don't know what a word means I look it up in a dictionary.

'Look for' has a wide range of uses and we can use it in most contexts; 'look up' is more limited.  However, there is also a use of 'look up' with people, which means to find a friend you haven't seen for a while when you visit their town:

I'm going to London next week.  I'll have to look up John while I'm there.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team