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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



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.

Hello El Al,

The correct spelling is 'judgement' and not 'judgment'.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team


Thank you for you answer.

Hello Team:

Is it posible a erratum in the Word "judgement", must be "judgment"?. Line 5 task 5.

Thank you

Best wishes

i just want to know why there should be no article in sentence no 5 of task 5.

Hello archijais,

'news' is an uncount noun, and so the indefinite article is not an option here. Using a definite article would imply that the news is already known, but in this sentence the news is being reported, and so 'the' is not appropriate.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

with the british counnsil you dont get borring quickly.... thank you so much for this opportunity

Thanks Peter, useful advice. But what will i choose when i use that? Will i use the noun, or verb etc.?

Hello Aaron,

The phrase you asked about was 'the landlord', which I think you can tell is a noun.  If you're not sure, then the context of the sentence should make it clear to you, as should any prefixes or suffixes.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you!!