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Episode 05: Good journalism?

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


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.

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


Hello kiaasi,

To improve your vocabulary, including remembering words and phrases better, it's important to see new and familiar words and phrases in context (e.g. here in Big City Small World), to note down new items in an organised manner and to practise, revise and review new items systematically.

If you haven't already started a vocabulary notebook, I'd recommend you start one and try it for a few weeks. Be sure to organise it by topic (e.g. with different sections such as 'food', 'family', etc.) and to add new words and phrases to it as you listen, watch and read in English.

Once you have built up a small collection of items in your vocabulary book, you can use it to test yourself so you can see how well you memorise the items. Cover the meanings and/or examples and try to recall them, or to translate the words and phrases into your own language.

Good luck!

Best regards,
The LearnEnglish Team


Dear Mod,

I thinks this sentence: "Hang on! The building company already know" should be: "Hang on! The building company'S already KNOWN"??? Please help me clear?

Hello vuong01c1,

Both sentences are possible, though the first one needs the third-person 's':

Hang on! The building company already knows.

Hang on! The building company's already known.

The first sentence is an active sentence which tells us that the company has some information.

The second sentence is a passive sentence which tells us that someone has some information about the company.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team


I can learn everything about english language here

hi, everyone. i don't mean " i did find out some interesting information". why do you use "did" here? we can cancle "did" instead of "i find out some interesting information". you can explain it for me? thanks !!!

Hi flamboyant,

Usually the auxiliary verb 'did' is used in negatives and questions, but not in affirmative sentences. However, it is possible to use it in affirmative sentences when we want to add emphasis, especially when we are repeating information:

I saw her.

You didn't see her!

I did see her, honestly!

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi all,
In Grammar Task, How can I choose correct articles (a, an, the or no article)?
Please help me!
Thanks so much

Hello nguyennha1211,

I'd suggest you read our indefinite article and definite article pages, where this topic is explained in some detail.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you!

Hello Kirk, i just wanna ask if can i use the Cambridge dictionary when i want to define a phrasal verb? Thank you!!