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Episode 05: Good journalism?

Bindyu has done something to save the café, but is it the right thing to do?


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Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

How well do you know how to use articles in English? 



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Thanks for the episode, it was really useful.



We don't have in Argentina any journalist as Bindyu. They all work for the Powers and would sell their soul for ten dollars (or less).

I think to do a good journalism is always to pursuit the true , to be impartial don´t take part of one side , i do believe it is most difficult thing and never reveal your source

Hy! I've just tested my English and I scored 80. I find this serial really funny and quite addictive too; I wonder if there is something similar a little bit more challenging.
Thanks a lot

Hello Oby Catherine,

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The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much

Hello teachers,
I found this sites several days ago. I think it’s very helpful. Thanks for offering so much useful information to help us learning English. I’d like to ask a question about this episode:
I found two sentences including the word “threatened”. I noticed that each of them followed a different preposition. Could you please explain it for me? Thanks.
“Historic buildings threatened by new development
“We have discovered that Tony’s Café and the shoe shop threatened with demolition are actually historic buildings...”

Hello Sunny2015,

The first sentence is a passive construction and so 'by' is used to show the agent/subject. If you make the sentence active then the 'by construction disappears:

'New development threatens historic buildings.'

The second sentence is an example of the preposition 'with' which is commonly used with 'threaten' to show the method, not the actor. It can used in active and passive constructions:

The cafe is threatened with destruction by the project.

The project threatens the cafe with destuction.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team