Joe the 4-year-old nephew - is he a pest or just a sweet little boy? Written by Chris Rose.

BCSW - He's a pest


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hi dear team
your program is very wonderful, there isn't another rich program like yours.
so i have a question: is it correct to say "You’re looking after him?"
for me, i thought "are you looking after him?" is the correct sentence.


Yes, it's possible to ask a question in informal English by putting a question mark at the end of a statement. However, it can suggest surprise or disbelief, so be careful how you use this technique.

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The LearnEnglish Team

hello, how much episodes in series 1 ? 12 or more ?

Hi Samah10,

If you look at the Big City Small World home page and click on the A-Z list (or look at the A-Z of Content on the lower right), you'll see that there are 12 episodes in Series 1. The next episode after that is Series 2 Episode 1.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello BC Team.
Is great, with every chapter, I learn more and more.

oh I love you British Council team!!! You are remarkable writers and just.... great people. By the way, I have a question about ~just great people~, Is it correct, please what is correct expresion? pleeease!!! I know my question is so confused, who is a Russian would untestand---- и просто хорошие люди

Hello who does not speak fluently,

What a user name!  I hope we can help you make it untrue for yourself...

'Just' here means something like 'simply' - 'you are simply great people' - and it is absolutely correct (in linguistic terms).

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

The story is full of vocabulary, Thanks British Council teem.

it is a very good program ! I like this !! :D