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Episode 01: Meeting friends

In this first episode our friends meet up in a café.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


I'm still a bit confused about the use of someone- somebody or anybody - anyone. I'm not sure when to use it

Hello Marcela Prieto,

These are examples of indefinite pronouns. We have a page on the topic with information, examples and some practice exercises. You can find it here.

The Cambridge Dictionary has a helpful page on the topic as well. You can find that here.



The LearnEnglish Team

I think a question about cafe in task 2 is confusing. Isn't a place where constantly come only 3 person, which invite two more person, may consider popular? It seems before Johnny's coming in cafe there was only Olivia.

Hello krig,

I think you are right. We're going to be revising this section later this year and I'll make a note of this so that we can improve this question at that point.

Thanks very much for pointing this out to us and I'm sorry for the confusion!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

why are some of the episodes not working ?

Hello Dr_Dobal,

I'm sorry the audio is not playing for you. I've checked around and don't see any problems on our end. It's possible that there was a temporary technical error on our site earlier today, but I should mention that we've found that users in certain geographical locations sometimes have trouble listening to or downloading our audio; I wonder if that could be the case for you. Many times they have been able to listen to audio after trying the pages again a few days later.

Could you please try again and let us know if you're still having this problem or not? If you are able to listen to the audio, I might suggest you download it in case this happens again in the future -- just right-click or hold down and press and you should see an option to download the audio.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I'm new here.
I just finished listening to the 1 episode and I did the exercise.
I have a question to ask please:
What is the difference between using "I'M SUPPOSED TO....." or using "I SHOULD...." if there is a difference.
And if there is........please I would like to understand when I have to use one end when I have to use the atherone.
I hope I was clear!!!!!

Hello barbara,

Welcome! Both 'should' and 'be supposed to' have several uses and in some cases they can be used the same way, but let me explain them a little bit more.

In general, 'be supposed to' is used to speak about an obligation such as what you have to do according to some rules, for example 'We are supposed to drive no faster than 30 km/h on this street'. But it's also often used to speak about expectations, and very often things that break our expectations or when there's a problem. This is why Johnny and Sarah use 'supposed to', because the people they expect to meet are not there.

'should' can also be used to speak about obligations ('You shouldn't go faster than 30 km/h'), and is also used to give advice, to talk about the best thing to do in a situation, as well as to say what you think is likely to happen. You can see some good examples of these uses on this page.

I hope this helps you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank's! I understood all the audio and made the exercises, I didn't 100 but my score was Ok, I will work more.

The audio does not work? Any suggestion for help.