Stephen's friend comes to London and Ashlie and Stephen show him around.

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Intermediate: B1


Thank you!

I don't understand this sentence. "Stephen’s brought his friend Jazz over to London for a few days". It is passive? Stephen's brought=stephen is brought?
Can you explain for me, please? Thank you so much.

Hi tunguyenprnt

'Stephen's brought' is a contracted form of 'Stephen has brought', which is the present perfect. 's can be used to indicate possession, as a contraction for 'is' and also as a contraction for 'has'.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank kirk so much

When I went to city I prefer to look around the streets, architecture, people, etc.
Also I like to visiting museums and trade centers.

Why the level of this video is B1? There are many things I can't undertand without the transcription.


Thank you for your comment. The level tags are obviously a subjective assessment and each level covers a range of difficulties. We'll review the level of the video and see if it needs to be changed.



The LearnEnglish Team

Did Stephen really said "we need to get to central London for your surprise"?
I can't hear "need to", even at slowest speed.
Instead of "What are you doing with my phone? " I understand "Why are you on my phone". May this be possible?

Hello Jobfer,

I'm not sure I hear the initial consonant 'n', but I hear the /i:/ sound (the 'ee' in 'need'). The 'd' is elided, since the similar consonant 't' follows it. In any case, you are right -- this is said very quickly.

I clearly hear 'What are you doing with my phone?', but what you said would also be correct in this situation.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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