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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


Hello mitykg,

There is no single correct way to use the materials on LearnEnglish and it's true that different people learn in different ways. We provide the transcript as a help and there is no reason why you should not use it. However, remember that in the real world we do not have transcripts when we are listening and so it's also important to get used to listening in this way, and to coping when we only understand 75% or 50% of what we hear. If you can do the tasks without the transcript - even if you make mistakes - then I would suggest the following order:

1. watch the video

2. read the task

3. watch again and do the task

4. check your answers

5. watch and read the transcript

6. watch and use the transcript to say the dialogue at the same time and speed as the actors (this will help you with speaking fluency)


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The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much Peter M. I learned the lessons again. I feel it is not more hard as the time before. In the dialogue, Julia says, " do you fancy going swimming this afternoon?". How different she means, if she replaces "fancy" word by "want" word?

Hello mitkg,

'Fancy' is an informal word; 'want' is neutral and can be used in any context.

There is a difference in grammar too: we say 'fancy doing' but 'want to do'.

In terms of meaning there is no difference in this context. In general, 'fancy' suggests a desire at the moment of speaking which will not last very long. You would not use 'fancy' to talk about long-term ambitions, for example. 'Want' has a much broader range of meanings and can mean anything from an immediate wish to our deepest lifetime desires.


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The LearnEnglish Team

My family don´t do sports, but I go to swim twice a week

I like swimming but I'm not good at it... Health is the important

I like play football and go to swim with my family and friends
any way I love every exercises because the exercises is most important for body and health

I usually go jogging once a week with my wife on Saturday morning.

Well, I like to go cycling. Normally, I go with my friends on weekdays and with my family on weekends. I really enjoy the green surroundings and freedom while cycling.

I like swimming and football

I like volleyball with my friends and I love football. I love dancing too