The architect's company Magda works for is listed for a prize, and Magda's design is going to surprise everyone. And how are things going between Fadi and Olivia? Written by Chris Rose.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


I have tried to listen to Series 3 episode 2 and it won't play. If I use Safari on my Mac I get an error, it won't play using Chrome on my Mac either. I tried using Firefox on my PC and it still won't play. I then tried Series 3 episodes 3 and 4 and had the same problem but episode 5 played perfectly.
I borrowed an android tablet and series 3 episode 2 played perfectly, also my student from the Czech Republic was able to hear it via his phone. It appears it is a problem with laptops and desktops but not with mobile devices.

Hi RitaR

It sounds like some kind of temporary error to me. I've just managed to listen to the audio on this page on my Windows desktop and also in Chrome on my Mac laptop. It also played on my phone. Are you able to hear it now? If not, please let us know what browser version you're using.

Best wishes


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello BritishCouncil Team
I have a question from Task4. Why can't we use "Some" in "I'm expecting a phone call any minute!"? We've learned that we can use "any" in questions or negative sentences while the sentence uses "any" in positive form, Why? Please help me
Best Wishes, Thanks

Hello Hossein Naderi,

The phrase 'any minute' is a fixed expression with an idiomatic meaning. We cannot change any of the parts of this expression.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much

Unfortunately, this audio file can't be downloaded...

Hello Maricci,

If you right-click or press and hold on the words 'BCSW-s03-e02audio.mp3' below the audio player, you should have the option to save the mp3 to your device. I just tried it and it worked for me. You can also download these episodes in the iTunes store for free if you prefer.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,
I downloaded all episodes of "Big City Small World" except this. All episodes look like "Download audio 2.83MB (right click & save)", for example. However this episode looks: "BCSW-s03-e02audio.mp3". I cannot download from here may be because I have simple laptop (Lenovo, not Apple). But don't worry I've already decided that problem! I have I copied that episode to my laptop from Android Play Market through my smartphone ))) Anyway, thank you for trying to help me!
Best wishes, Maricci

P.S. If I made a mistake in my message, please, let me know...

Several audios of Series03 have some impediment to download as instructions says (right click & save), nevertheless, at the right end there is a down arrow, just click it