Carolina and Jamie disagree about telling Emily about Cameron as they get ready to eat dinner, while Adam and Jo consider potatoes and the past continuous. 

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  • What about you? Do you cook at home?
  • Or do you eat in a canteen, or buy something to eat on the way home?
  • And what's your favourite way of eating potatoes?!

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.




Hello Mohammad Shazedul Islam Khan,

I think a better approach will be for you to tell us what the context is in which you have seen them, or what you are trying to say, and then we'll suggest which of the two is the correct sentence to use.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Dear team

correct the verb and why ?

He has covered in mud because he ............. on the farm all day .

Thanks in advance

Hello Teacher-HQ,

I'm afraid we don't answer questions like this from homework or other exercises. We're happy to explain things from our site, but we can't offer an answering service for these kinds of questions.

I will tell you that the sentence is not grammatical. It should begin 'He is covered...'

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The LearnEnglish Team

I usually cook the family meals at home.
In Portugal we have a good cusine, and we cook cod fish a lot.
In our tradicional cooking we use mediterranean products, like olive oil, vegetables, fruits and fish.

I cook almost every night at home. I like to cook simple meals like rice, beans, eggs, vegetables and i like very much potatoes, fried, mashed, roasted. Fried potatoes are especially delicious but are less healthy, so i frequently prepare mashed potatoes with milk, olive oil, salt and sometimes with cream cheese.

Hi, someone please tell me how this sentence is formed. "I'm only gonna be gone a week".I found this on a movie. The only part which I don't understand in this sentence is " be gone a week".

Hello Tharanga1180,

In this sentence 'be gone a week' means 'not be here for one week'.

I'll be gone a week means you will be away for one week.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Sir, I do know what it means ,but what I don't get is how it is formed. "be gone" is this passive voice ?it's really confusing.

Hi Tharanga1180,

'Go' is an intransitive verb and so has no passive form. Here 'gone' is an adjective. The sentence is similar in construction to 'I will be absent' or 'I will not be present'.

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The LearnEnglish Team