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Episode 01: Fingers crossed

The old friends are gathering around in Tony's café to share some good news. But the café might be closing down soon!

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
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi ,nice to meet you.
I need your help. in the Series 1 Episode 9, I have two questions to ask.
in the task 3 , I can't find twos answers to the questions. one is : business (     )
the other is : find out about (    ) . Even though I have read through the transcript, i still can't find out the answer . 

Thank you so much the Learn English Team.
This is the first time that I use Internet to learn English.
This site is very helpful. It helps me to improve my English in the best way.
Best regards,

Hi! I liked this episode. I hope improving my english!

I've learnt some new words.It was a nice Episode.

I think I am in love with this phrase. lool. It's a very optimistic phrase, at least for me. If I am not found to be wrong, I think it means let's hope for he best,isn't it?!
THanks British Council for your effective lessons . THey are really helpful.

This is the first time that i learn english by internet and this is my first lesson...all the english that i know belongs to passion of listening music.
Now I am in Lichinga-Mozambique, working in a road construction project as a civil engineer. My language is portuguese and everybody here in the office speaks english...fingers crossed for me and thanks British Council....i hope that i will learn and speak very well....
Kisss n hugggsss
Ramilde Nhacule

Hello ,I  have a question, please. Olivia said to Magda "I remember you telling me"  Why is it here instead   ( tell ) ?  Thanks a lot.

I'm not sure I understand your question.
We use the -ing form after remember when we are talking about the past. Remember + infinitive is used to talk about the future: 'Remember to buy bread tomorrow.'
I hope this helps. If not, let me know.
The LearnEnglish Team

i didn't open the preparation, task2, task3. i didn't know why this is occured. i am glad that somebody helps me


Sorry to hear about your problem with the tasks. We know that a small number of users are having problems opening our exercises and it's something we're trying to fix.

If you could give us a bit more information, it would be very useful.

  • Were you able to open tasks in the past?
  • What appears instead of the task? An empty space or an error message?
  • Have you tried waiting three minutes for the task to open?
  • What web browser(s) are you using?

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team