Episode 01 - They meet

Julia and Sammy meet in a cycling accident! Then they want the same taxi. Will they get on?


Julia: Hey! You! Watch out!
Sammy: I'm sorry.
Julia: This is a bike path.
Sammy: I'm sorry!
Julia: It's for bikes.
Sammy: I'm sorry.
Julia: It isn't for people.
Sammy: Erm ... sorry?
Julia: People run over there in the park.
Sammy: Oh! Right!
Julia: People don't run here.
Sammy: Erm ... sorry.
Julia: Dangerous.
Sammy: I'm very sorry.

Julia and Sammy: Taxi!
Julia: This is my taxi.
Sammy: No, this is my taxi.
Julia: Look, I ... Oh, it's you!
Sammy: Oh, it's you!
Taxi driver: Where are you going?
Julia and Sammy: To 15 Lancaster Road.
Taxi driver: Lancaster Road. OK, get in.
Julia: Well ...
Sammy: Ladies first!
Julia: Oh, erm ... thanks.

Sammy: Are you going to Tom's party?
Julia: Yes, I am. Are you going, too?
Sammy: Yes, I am. Tom's my friend.
Julia: Tom's my friend, too!
Sammy: I'm Sammy.
Julia: Hi, Sammy. My name's Julia.
Sammy: Hi, Julia. Pleased to meet you.

Task 1: Check your understanding 1


Task 2: Check your understanding 2


Task 3: am, is, are 1


Task 4: am, is, are 2


Task 5: 'm not, isn't, aren't 1


Task 6: 'm not, isn't, aren't 2


Task 7: Making sentences



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Submitted by Mercedes Quicano on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 14:26

I understood it very well. !congratulations!! it was cool.
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Submitted by amit_ck on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 05:35

1) They have been married for five years 2) I have known her for a long time Both sentences are present perfect. But the question is why is there used “Been” in the (1) sentence but not in (2) sentence? Most of the time we use “Been” in the present perfect to say about where the person was. In this case of (1) why we use “been”? Could you please give me some example? Thank you

Hello amit_ck,

Both sentences are present perfect.

We form the present perfect with [have/has + past participle]

In the first sentence 'married' is an adjective. The verb form is have + been.

In the second sentence the verb form is have + known.



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Submitted by Alexander Bladeck on Sun, 06/01/2019 - 14:26

Pleased to meet you, Glad to meet you and Nice to meet you these sentences mean the same? Could I use other forms?

Hi Alexander Bladeck

'Please to meet you' is a bit more formal than the other two, but otherwise, yes, these phrases all essentially mean the same thing. There are many things you could say in this situation, but these are probably the most common ways to express this idea.

All the best


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Submitted by Al Ahsan Rabbi on Sat, 05/01/2019 - 16:03

hi, I am Rabbi from Bangladesh. I am an Engineering student.

Submitted by Dane17 on Sat, 05/01/2019 - 09:50

Thanks a lot for improving my English level.

Submitted by RANDRIANOLISOA… on Fri, 04/01/2019 - 02:11

Hellooo, I d like to ask how I can download the video or mp3. Thank you.

Hello Jean José,

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