Sammy is excited about taking Julia to his favourite campsite. There's just one problem ...



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I have watched all 15 videos and worked on all tasks. I really want to know their next stories. Is it possible if they have future together? The first story in the first video is already incredible but absolutely nice. They are absolutely friendly people and very welcome to the strangers they are. They are willing to know and accept each other. They can communicate well and overcome conflicts. The woman seems strong and independent. The man seems soft and gentle. Seems like they are a good couple.

Hello Santika

Thanks very much for your comment. I'm afraid there is no immediate plan to continue with Starting Out, mostly because we have so many other things we are working on right now. But it's always useful to have our users' feedback and we do consider it when taking decisions, so thanks again for letting us know that you enjoyed the series.

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why choose to spend your holidays in a campsite?
  I am of the opinion of Julia, I prefer the hotels, but I will still try the campsite at least once

It was really good for me to hear Sam's and Julia's story.
also, I could hear the clear British accent from their speaking.
and last, The story was funny a bit and made me smile too.
Thank you for making it

Yes I like, but despite the camp-sites are always the cheapest options, I prefer to stay in hotels if I've got enough money to afford one.

In my childhood and as a teenager, I like camping, but today I prefer to go into a hotel.

Yes I like that is it

I have never been to a campsite. When I travel, I prefer to stay at the hotel for more comfort.

Hi Kirk, Tell me please why Sammy said "I go there a lot", instead "I have been there...", "I was..."? After all, he was there in the past, about 10 years ago.

Hi Al,

It would be more accurate for Sammy to say 'I have been there a lot' or even 'I was there 10 years ago' since, as you point out, it's been 10 years since he was last there. I suppose Sammy uses the present simple instead because he either feels that it wasn't long ago that he went there or because he's trying to show a confident face to Julia. It sounds like you've understood the essential differences between the tenses, which is the most important thing!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team