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Episode 02: Hello Carlos!

Carlos, the aspiring chef, shows up out of the blue - but he might help save the café.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hello nikoslado,
The verb here is active ('Fadi' is the subject and 'the cafe' is the object). I'm not sure why you think it is passive.

More generally, 'save' can easily have a passive meaning:
"The project was saved by a brilliant idea from one of the team."

The LearnEnglish Team


Easy audio.i do all the tasks successfully

Thank you very much!

What is different between “prefer” and “like”? And between “listen” and “hear”? In my language, they are same meaning. Thanks!

Hello Steven Bui,

We use 'like' to say that something pleases us. For example: I like apple juice.

We use 'prefer' to show that we like something more than something else. For example: I prefer apple juice to orange juice.


'Listen' is something we do consciously. For example: I listened carefully to the conversation.

'Hear' is something that happens because we have ears, without any deliberate action from us. I heard a knock at the door.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much

Well... I really can't understand why "money" and "research" are uncountable nouns? Especially money... I count them every day!

Hello Marina Lantukh,

Yes, it is slightly counter-intuitive, isn't it? In English you count notes, coins, pounds, dollars and so on, but money is an uncountable noun to describe the whole amount.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

" show up out of the blue "
actually i dont get the meaning of that phrase
even i don't know whether it is an idiom or not
please tell me the meaning or guide me to where i can find such things