Ashlie tries online dating and Stephen anxiously awaits the postman. How many cards will he get?


Watch the video and do the first Task. Then watch the video again and finish the Tasks. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

We use 'sound' with adjectives:

  • I think I should meet him. He sounds nice.
  • I'm trying to sound mature. You know, more grown up.

We use 'sound like' with nouns and pronouns:

  • Mature? You sound like an old lady!
  • Which of these statements sounds most like me?





So Barry didn't see Ashlie profile picture... it

I like that. But I miss understood one thing, use 'sound' with adjectives

Hello Asomy,

'sound' can mean 'seem'. I'd recommend you take a look at the Cambridge Dictionary entry, where you'll find a brief explanation and other examples. I think that will clarify it for you, but if not, please feel free to write back with a specific question.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear English team ,
Ashlie said something I couldn't understand could you please explain it for me ,
Ashlie: Stephen! What on earth are you wearing ? .

Hello Medo Kareem,

The exclamation 'What on earth...' is used when we are shocked at something and can't believe what we are seeing. Ashlie is shocked at Stephen's disguise and she expresses this with 'What on earth are you wearing?'


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I think dating agencies are a good idea for shy people or other ones who want to rebuild their life.
If I were in that situation, I'd like to try speed dating.

I think dating agencies are a good opportunity in our times, because people are always very busy and they have no much time to meet others.
No, I wouldn't like to try speed dating; I prefer meeting people through my friends.

really love the exercise. task 2 catch got me. but I'm not actually sure. Isn't ''He is'' the same as ''He's'' and ''It's too early'' same as ''it is too early''?. I kept failing the ones I didn't shorten

Hello Dan,

Thanks for your feedback. You're right when you say that 'He is' means the same as 'He's' and 'It's too early' is the same as 'It is too early'. The reason that these gaps have only one correct answer is that you're supposed to write the phrases in the way Stephen says them. Even though the other phrases mean the same thing, they aren't what Stephen says, which is why they're marked as wrong.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I don't think it's a good idea to find your right partner. No, I wouldn't.