The start of Series 3 brings bad news. Tony's Café has been burgled! Or has it?

Written by Chris Rose.

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

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


Hello. That was my first lesson. It was really useful for me . Thank you.

very interesting article!!!

Great and fun. I like it.

Oh,this is a very funny story.By the way,I have a question about the expression "to me" meaning "in my opinion";well,which is the difference between the saying "to me" and "for me".Is it correct "for me",in other words, may I use "to me" instead of "to me" ? for example , For me everything lokks normal.

Hello Algiz!
I'm afraid you can't say that - in your example sentence, it has to be to me.
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

I see.
So,when I mean "in my opinion" should I always use "to me" ?

Hi Jeremy,could you explain which is the difference between "to me" and "for me" ?
For example in this sentence : "you are important to me" or " you are important for me" .
Thank you.

Hi Algiz
I'm not Jeremy, but I'll try to answer your question anyway!
If we're talking about our emotions - that somebody is a special part of our life, for example - then we would use 'important to me'.  For example:
'My family is very important to me.' [= I have strong emotions about it]
We usually use 'important for' when we have something more specific in mind - important for a particular purpose or reason.  For example:
'My family has been important for his career.' [= without his family his career would have been less successful]
I hope that helps to clarify the difference.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

 That was my first lesson. It was really useful for me and it's very intersting
. Thank you

very good