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Episode 07 - A race

Sammy and Julia discover they both like the same sport. But can they enjoy it together?



Language level

Beginner: A1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hallo Peter M.,
if I want to say that I'm attending a course during the last three months. Could I say " I'm attending a thai chi chuan class from three months? I hope my question is clear for you? Thank you!!

Hello fiorellino,

The sentence you ask about is intelligible -- anyone would understand you -- but it is not grammatical because 'from' is not typically used this way, and normally we use a present perfect simple or continuous form in this situation: 'I have been attending a tai chi chuan course for three months'. See also Rob's explanation of the present perfect and the present perfect continuous in the videos on the pages I've linked to. I think that should help you understand this, but if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask us!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I like tracking whit my friends, I'm attending a tai chi chuan class, I started in November and i like it very much. i'm feel good when I go to lesson.

When I was much younger I went jogging every morning and ran about 3 km. Later, when I with my wife moved in a big city, we went to the gym 2 times a week and walking every evening 6-7 km.

I like doing yoga. This kind of sport isn't hard for me. It doesn't need to be hurry. I always train along.

I like play badminton with my friends because I just know play badminton.

Swimming is the most favorite sport I love to do.

I myself was in a swimming club in my school days, however, I was not a good swimmer at all. I usually was fifth or sixth out of 7 competitors... And after I got married, I've never gone swimming as my wife cannot swim at all. But somehow, I feel like swimming sometimes.

Sami was a swimmer in his school team
Sara is a swimmer in the city team
Sami is so proud ..while Sara is self assured and not proud
Sami had a hard lesson and lost the race :) .

It's hard to understand video without looking at transcript before, so i looked at transcript first to understand video then watch it then do all tasks. Is it a right method to learn? How is your advices ?