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Episode 12: Good news and bad news

In the final episode of this season, find out about Magda's new job and how Sarah deals with her intrusive landlord. Harry has some surprising news and Johnny has a big decision.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Incy Wincy,

I'm no expert on phones, I'm afraid! I know that different browswers can be used on Android phones, so I suggest you try an alternative to see if it helps. It does appear to be a local compatibility issue, which we can't deal with on the site.

I'll post direct links to each episode of Series 2 below. At least you'll be able to access them from this reply, though I urge you to try an alternative browser first.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you, Peter. The link is very useful for me. The good news after our conversation is that I'm going to buy a new phone, so it will be a pleasure to continue the lessons.

For 4 days I had been sick. I got fever and cold. Last night I didn't get fever and cold anymore but still feel weak. And today I got news that I will start to work next week. Yippie. Always something good behind problem or sickness :)
Now I have own believing that if I'm sick, it means I will get a good things. So I will thankfull in everything.

Hello teachers,
I really want to know the mean of "What a shame"
Thanks a lot :)

hi sir ,
I just want to know that why can't we use article ( The) in 4th sentence ?

Hi, I have a doubt.
The future is an open book.
What does it mean?
I don't know exactly what it means.
And always thank you for your answering.

Hi YungJun Seo,

This saying means that no-one knows what will happen in the future - it is still unknown.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Johnny: But I love it here so much. I‟m not sure I want to go back to China yet – I‟d miss all my friends...

What does "it" refer to? It seems that this word shouldn't occur here.

Hello dear teachers!
Please help to find the meaning of "Sarah: Makes two of you then!"
Thanks a lot!


I`m sorry. I confused the task in my before comment, it was about the preparation task, line 5.

And I wanted to write "an" erratum.

Thank you.