Sarah will be kicked out of her flat soon and so everyone is on a mission… Written by Chris Rose.

BCSW - We have a mission

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Hi LearnEnglish Team,

Could you help me understand the phrase "Get out of here!" in this episode? It means " that's impossible"?

Thank you,
Kaofeng

Hello Kaofeng,

In this context (and in many others), 'get out of here' is a way of saying 'no' with a lot of emphasis. In other words, Fadi strongly denies that he is jealous. Another common way of saying this is 'No way!'

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,

Thank you very much! I now know how to use this phrase 'get out of here' in real situations.

Have a nice day!

Best regards,
Kaofeng

He's right to ask a reasonable amount for his work. (He's = is? or He's = he has?).

Hello Evgenia111,

The full phrase here is 'He is right to...'

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

what are " I’m going to take Harry up on his offer" and " it won’t matter if you turn him down." mean?

Hello GRU,

'take somebody up on their offer' means to accept their offer. 'matter' means to be important, so what Fadi means is that if Olivia doesn't give Harry work, it won't be important because Fadi will give him work.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi LearnEnglish Team,
I want to understand why Fadi finishes his comment about Harry with a "is he?" Has this expression a mean?
Regards!

Hi adrianarb,

The phrase 'is he?' in Fadi's sentence is an example of a tag question, and you can read about these on this page and in the Language Focus section of this episode of Word on the Street.

Usually tag questions are the opposite form to the rest of the sentence, so if the sentence is positive then the question is negative and vice versa:

He is a teacher, isn't he?

He went to the theatre agree, did he?

However, when we are repeating something we have just heard then sometimes the same form is used:

He is a teacher, is he?

He went to the theatre, did he?

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi.. i cant understand this...

Magda: ''Olivia wants Harry to set up a website for her, but he’s asked for loads of money!''

''BUT HE'S ASKED?'' - is this correct? or were having some typo error? hehe i dont know. coz im thinking this should be like ''BUT HE'S ASKING FOR LOADS OF MONEY'' or ''BUT HE ASKED FOR LOADS OF MONEY''// im just confused why in the transcript it's (but HE'S asked?''

hmmm.thanks

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