Episode 01 - They meet

Julia and Sammy meet in a cycling accident! Then they want the same taxi. Will they get on?


Julia: Hey! You! Watch out!
Sammy: I'm sorry.
Julia: This is a bike path.
Sammy: I'm sorry!
Julia: It's for bikes.
Sammy: I'm sorry.
Julia: It isn't for people.
Sammy: Erm ... sorry?
Julia: People run over there in the park.
Sammy: Oh! Right!
Julia: People don't run here.
Sammy: Erm ... sorry.
Julia: Dangerous.
Sammy: I'm very sorry.

Julia and Sammy: Taxi!
Julia: This is my taxi.
Sammy: No, this is my taxi.
Julia: Look, I ... Oh, it's you!
Sammy: Oh, it's you!
Taxi driver: Where are you going?
Julia and Sammy: To 15 Lancaster Road.
Taxi driver: Lancaster Road. OK, get in.
Julia: Well ...
Sammy: Ladies first!
Julia: Oh, erm ... thanks.

Sammy: Are you going to Tom's party?
Julia: Yes, I am. Are you going, too?
Sammy: Yes, I am. Tom's my friend.
Julia: Tom's my friend, too!
Sammy: I'm Sammy.
Julia: Hi, Sammy. My name's Julia.
Sammy: Hi, Julia. Pleased to meet you.

Task 1: Check your understanding 1


Task 2: Check your understanding 2


Task 3: am, is, are 1


Task 4: am, is, are 2


Task 5: 'm not, isn't, aren't 1


Task 6: 'm not, isn't, aren't 2


Task 7: Making sentences


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Hi everybody. I've never known to someone as the unusual situtaton in the video. However, I think is a great opportunity to know someone and posible to get a friendship. I like to make new Friends but definily It's doesn't happen to me, somenthing similar as the video. It's so funny. Haha
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The Learn English Team

1) They have been married for five years 2) I have known her for a long time Both sentences are present perfect. But the question is why is there used “Been” in the (1) sentence but not in (2) sentence? Most of the time we use “Been” in the present perfect to say about where the person was. In this case of (1) why we use “been”? Could you please give me some example? Thank you

Hello amit_ck,

Both sentences are present perfect.

We form the present perfect with [have/has + past participle]

In the first sentence 'married' is an adjective. The verb form is have + been.

In the second sentence the verb form is have + known.



The LearnEnglish Team

Pleased to meet you, Glad to meet you and Nice to meet you these sentences mean the same? Could I use other forms?

Hi Alexander Bladeck

'Please to meet you' is a bit more formal than the other two, but otherwise, yes, these phrases all essentially mean the same thing. There are many things you could say in this situation, but these are probably the most common ways to express this idea.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, my name is Saikou, I am from Guinea. I met my wife there was 7 years, she was friend with my young sister. Once in a while she came at home. And I saw her there the fist time.

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The LearnEnglish Team

I am not from Thailand, I'm from Vietnam. I am not a doctor, I am a staff in a telecommunication company.
I met my best friend when she had a flat tyre and was stranded on the road. I stopped to give her a helping hand and we struck up a friendship that has lasted very many years. I met my spouse through a chance encounter at the church we attended then.