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Sport Scene 1

Ashlie and Stephen go to the gym to prepare for a half-marathon for charity. Who’s going to be better prepared?

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'Unless' means 'If ... not'. For example:

  • You're not going to finish the race unless you start training hard.

This means:

  • You're not going to finish the race if you don't start training hard.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Teachers ,

Here when Ashley says ' I 'm going to make the most money ' she definitely speaks about rising money . But isn't there a slight difference between 'makig money' and 'rising money' ? And is Ashlie right to use 'making money' speaking about collecting money for charity ?

Thank you ,

Best regards ,

Hello iliya_b,

'Making money' can refer to earning for yourself, but it can also be for a charity or for someone else - it depends on the context. In this context it is very clear that Ashlie is not trying to get rich but rather to help the charity, so there is no possibility of confision.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

i tried doing 1/4 of marathon and could not walk after.

i mean 1/8 not 12km.

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Hi,do you use"I've got no idea " instead of "I don't know?

hi. thank you for ur nice videos , I want to download the video. could you please tell how I can do that, thank

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Hi, she said ( think positive ) but as i know that we have to use adverb after verb not adjective .
Therefore it should be think positively.
Thanks alo

Hello Fouka,

You are correct that this is a non-standard form and that we would usually use the adverb. However, it is a commonly used phrase which it is best to treat as a fixed idiom. There are other, similar phrases, such as 'Think success!' [think here followed by a noun].

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team