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Four conversations

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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I think many people have had at least one conversation similar to conversation A in their life. And I too.
I learned four following new phrases from these conversations:
- How did it go?
- Who took this?
- Anyway, you were saying ...
- What do you mean?

First question: Yes, I had a conversations similar to issue A and D. It was in the past when I went to school and after when I became adult and I was trying to get a job and I had an interview.
Second question: Yes I did. While these conversations I did learn a couple of phrases and words like: "I was the only interview that day..." I don't feel I'm anjoying things", "filled", "it isn't that", "half an hour". And what is interesting for me I didn't know that we can say: "Your boyfriend at high school", probably I would say "your boyfriend from high school"

Why is the question "The man and the woman grew up in the same family?" TRUE?
I thought they are husband and wife. Or not?
Husband and wife can't grow in the same family!

Hello Maxim

No, they are not husband and wife, but rather brother and sister. As you say, they can't be married and have grown up in the same family.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot, Kirk! I just thought husband and wife remembered their youth... :)

what does that mean "I think it went quite well" ?

Hello Nasser_mo,

When we say something 'went well' we mean that it was successful.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

f.agadr
I think that I have had a conersation like conversation C.

Hello The LearnEnglish Team,

I have a question. There is a sentence in the transcript:
“ I was the only interview that day, you know?” Why did you use this form of interview verb? Why not “interviewed”? Could you explain to me?
Thank you

Hello Hikingirl

In this sentence, 'interview' is a noun and 'only' modifies the noun, meaning there was only one interview that day. So the woman says she was the interview, and there was only one interview that day. This is an informal way of saying that I think you understood: 'I was the only one (or 'only person') interviewed that day'. In this case, 'interviewed' is indeed a past participle and needs the '-ed' ending.

Note that, unlike in many other European languages, in English we don't generally use an adjective to refer to a noun, which is why you have to say 'one' or 'person' after 'only' if you want to mean 'only person'.

Does that make sense?

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

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