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.'



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Haägen-Dazs was used, by my former CAE tutor as an example for pronounciation.

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I will probably sit my CAE examination this year.

I jobbed as hotel boy, at the gate in a music festival and carried out local newspaper as teenagers do in my surburb as a six form college called Gymnasium. Before I began to study at Open University.

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Dear sir,
I confuse this usage "We seem to have run out." Can I use like " we seem to run out" without have?

Hello mgkoko,

The difference here is one of time reference. 'We seem to run out' (using an infinitive (with 'to') form) refers to a general state of affairs - something which happens frequently or regularly. 'We seem to have run out' (using a perfect infintive form) refers to one situation - the speaker has just realised that they have run out and have no more.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Peter,
Although you all are busy guys, you answer every questions whenever we ask.
Thank you very much.

hi guys, i found somethings that i understood very well.

1) there's something missing..what does it mean?

2) it doesn't look like we're going to sell any ice cream today.

coud i use doesn't seem instead of look like?

3) if i can get some people to come and buy some ice cream. in this expressionn i noticed the same construction of want : for example, i want people to go to the party thi evening, my question we treat get like want?


actually my question is different i wanna know which form of the verb is used with word get i.e sentence no (1) I get confuse. and sentence no(2) I get confused. please tell me which one is correct and whats the meaning of the sentence