There is a heated discussion on environmental issues. How green are the gang?

Written by Chris Rose.


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Hello averyone, this is my first comment here!
in this postcaste, i don´t understand very well what mean this sentence " i guess this café will have to do for now" what want to mean with will have to do? what have to do?
thank overtake,
please could you correct me my mistakes?

Hello Cocacolum,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! When we say 'it will have to do' we mean that something is not perfect but it must be good enough because we have nothing better. For example, if I want to buy myself a new car but I do not have enough money then I might say 'I have a very old car at the moment but it will have to do because I can't afford a new one'.

I hope that clarifies it for you.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

hello in the exercice I put Tube for metro subway The answer is false why ?
i like very much the series there were very funny and it's easier to understand than a more longer text
many thanks

Hello cabrinette,

'tube' is informal, but it is also correct. The other words are a bit more universal, but it's very good that you know and understand 'tube' as well.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much

Hi everyone! sorry, I think I don't have understood this structure: "what's he doing working here?"..why the verb "work" is in the -ing form?it's a gerund?thanks a lot!

Hello Laura,

There are two parts here: 'what is he doing?' and 'working here'. 'working here' works kind of like an adjective, describing the subject, and 'what's he doing?' is, of course, the main question. 

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

ok,I got it!thank you so much,kirk!

Dear British council,
I am not really sure the phrase "I guess this café will have to do for now" especially the word "for now"
Many thank for your explanation.
Best regards,

Hello CChhom,

Please use the Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool to look up words and phrases like this. Just type the item into the window and click 'Look it up!' to get examples, definitions and more.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team