Carlos and Sarah's second date doesn't turn out great either. Will their relationship work out?

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.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Look at these three extracts from the recording and complete the rules with the words something or anything.
“You have something in common.”
“I'm not doing anything.”
“Are you doing anything?”

Then complete the conversation.

Exercise

Task 4

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello, is it correct to use a plural form of verb in the second sentence of the first task "Neither Sarah nor Carlos like football"?

Hello Sergey,

Singular or plural can be used after 'neither'. The traditionally correct form is the singular, but both are used quite commonly in modern English.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi! I have a question. What's tenes use in this sentence: "You should try going out with him again."?

Hi Yszka,

Modal verbs don't change form to make different tenses, but I suppose you could say these are present tense forms.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello there, I have one question, in the next sentence:
Oh, don't go AND see that movie
Shouldn´t it be
Don´t go TO see......?

Hello jpkeiros,

The phrase 'go and... [verb]' is used with the sense of either 'go to a place and [verb]' or 'go ahead and [verb]'. It's a quite a common phrase in informal speech. You can say 'go to [verb]' as well and it has a similar meaning in most contexts.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Could you please tell whether following sentence correct or not?
(The mounds on the grounds are home to meerkats.)
I have a doubt about writing home without "s". Should it be Homes to meerkats?

Hello Isuru Lakmal Galappaththi,

I also would probably use the singular form 'home' here, or, to be honest, would probably rephrase the sentence to avoid this construction, which sounds a bit strange with both 'home' and 'homes'. For example, I might say 'The mounds are where the meerkats live' or 'Meerkats live in the mounds on the ground'. 'ground' refers to the earth in general, whereas 'grounds' refers to a specific area near a building (e.g., 'the school grounds', 'the company grounds'). I'm not sure which you mean here.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Krik,
Can we write singular nouns with are? If so please be kind enough to give some examples.
Best regards,
Isuru.

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