Business-minded Johnny is busy as always, while Harry has an important question in mind. What is it? Written by Chris Rose.

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Task 1

Task 2

We use tag questions to confirm our understanding of something. Look at these sentences.

So everyone knows now, do they?
He isn’t going to ask her now, is he?
She will say yes, won’t she?

Exercise

Task 3

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Intermediate: B1

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There is Fadi said, "You can never have too much."
what is that mean? Please tell me, thanks a lot !

Hello jhen,

We use the phrase 'you can never have too much' when we want to emphasise that something is so good that you can never have enough. For example, someone who loves chocolate might say this:

A: That's a lot of chocolate!

B: You can never have too much!

 

In the text, Fadi is making a joke:

Olivia: Just popped in to see Harry and Bindyu.

Fadi: Not me?

Olivia: I see quite enough of you!

Fadi: You can never have too much.

Fadi is suggesting that he (Fadi) is such a great guy that it is impossible to spend enough time with him.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello again,

In Grammar Task 1, the first example says:
So everyone knows now, do they?

The tag question shouldn´t be: Don´t they?
Because the first part of the sentence is affirmative.
Even more we could use DON´T WE? because I am part of everyone.
Or maybe tag questions: isn´t it or doesn´t it?

Hello jpkeiros,

Most of the time we use a negative tag if the main verb is positive and a positive tag if the main verb is negative. However, we can use a positive tag after a positive verb when we are repeating some new information, especially something which has changed our understanding or plans:

A: Everyone knows now.

B: Ah! Everyone knows now, do they? In that case we have to change our plans...

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello there,

In PDF material there is a pre -listening excercise, a vocabulary to match up, but the answers (at the end) are wrong in some of them, please check it.

Hello jpkeiros,

Which answers do you think are incorrect?

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

listening task always helpful for me.

Thank you very much

Hi
I am not able to download this audio. I followed the instruction shown there.
Kindly let me know how should i do this.

Regards,
Aboli

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