Sammy has an idea for the holiday. But will Julia want to go away?





I go here there and everywhere.

I envy native English speaker as English is a language which people all over the world can speak quite well, so as long as you speak English, you can travel around the world. And learning French might be much easier than us Japanese, because French is an Indi-European language and a lot of words are common in English such as "question" etc. Japanese has no relative language and gramatically so different from English or even Chinese!! So we need more effort to acquire the skill of a foreign language...

Julia: I think ... that would be great.
What is different if we replace "would" by "will" ? Why she used "would" but not "will"?

Hello mitykg,

We use 'will' when the future action is sure or very likely and 'would' when we see it as hypothetical or less likely. The reason Julia says 'would' here is to signal that she is still quite tentative about the suggestion. Effectively she is saying 'That would be great if we decided to do it (but we haven't agreed yet)'.


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I really dream about going to Iceland with my family. I think their culture, food and weather are a way different from Brazil.

I would like to go to France too).

Sometimes, we go to any big city to know new culture, cuisine and places because there are different cultures in our country, once that is a big country in territorial extension.
But we always go to the countryside because is more quiet and there is no traffic. Excellent to rest!

I like to go to the beach to swim but I do not know surfing because It is difficult. Sometimes my wife and I to go to my mom´s house or her mom´s house. They are beautiful cities in the countryside.

Ooh, I came up here to improve my English listening skills but ended up with Julia and Sammy's love story. how cute couple are they. can i find full story somewhere?

Hello hamikhokhar,

We're glad to hear you've enjoyed it! We plan to continue the series in the future, but I don't want to give anything away at the moment.

In the meantime, I'd suggest you try some of our other Listening skills resources. LearnEnglish podcasts, which has four series, are very popular and there you can follow Carolina's love story. There's also some romance in Big City Small World. Or if you prefer video, Word on the Street is a good option.

Let us know if you need any help.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team