Harry is going to ask a very important question and Carlos has a piece of good news to share. Is it going to be a happy ending? Written by Chris Rose.


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Task 1

Task 2

Look at this sentence from the audio.

I’m sorry – I thought it was planned.

We form the passive with the verb 'to be' in the right tense and the past participle.


Task 3

Task 4

Find adjectives in the puzzle with the same meaning. All the puzzle words are used in the conversation.





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Task 4 is not easy...

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thank you in advance for your prompt help
I'd like to ask about the meaning of "ready as i'll ever be"

Hello noura salah,

This is an abbreviated form of 'I'm as ready as I'll ever be'. When he says this, Harry is expressing that he's nervous about popping the question, but doesn't think he'll ever be any less nervous - so he's going to go ahead and do it.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team