Ashlie and Stephen help out in an ice cream van. That sounds easy, doesn’t it?

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We can use sentences with 'be going to' in two ways:

  • to make predictions, e.g. 'It's going to rain.'
  • to describe our plans or intentions, e.g. 'I'm going to make some coffee.'

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Hello Teachers !

Here when Stephen says ' I've always wanted to spend the day in an ice cream van.' , could we use A day instead of THE day ? In Indoor Sports , Scene 1 you've explained a similar situation , but I think it's a slightly different here .

Thank you ,

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iliya_b

Hello iliya_b,

'spend the day' can also be another way of saying 'spend an entire day', but yes, you could say 'a day' instead of 'the day' here and it'd mean the same thing, really.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

There is an easy way to think about the difference between marketing and promotion– promotion answers the question what?; marketing answers the question why?

When you are promoting something, you are merely telling people that it exists. You are telling them what.

When you are marketing something, you are showing people its value. You are telling them why. promoting is a part of marketing marketing involves a bigger picture(proces) i found it as a best answer there could be

is it we seem to have ran out or run out ? i thought when we use have we must use the past principle...... i appreciate it if u explain it for me and another question what is different between marketing and promotion ? thx best site Ever!:D

Yes.Your are right.The past participle of run is ' run ' .Ran is past form dude.

Hello StrangeGr,

Yes, that's correct; the correct form is 'we seem to have run out'. In informal speaking, native speakers sometimes use non-standard forms, and some varities of English have forms that are different from standard English. But I'd recommend that you use standard forms.

I'd suggest you do an internet search to learn more about the difference between marketing and promotion. You could also look up the two words in our dictionary, but I expect you could find more on this through an internet search.

Best regards,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hahaha,cracking up at this video.They've got no costumers and when the only one approached no more ice cream. XD

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