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Episode 01: A burglary

The start of Series 3 brings bad news. Tony's Café has been burgled! Or has it?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


the word "puss" has the same meaning as "cat". Is "puss" used commonly?

Hello Anna,

Usually we use the word 'puss' only when speaking directly to a cat. Sometimes peoples also say 'kitty' instead of 'puss'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

thanks British council.

Can anyone tell me what's different between "thief" and "burglar" in English? Thanks!

Hello Seven Bui,

'Burglar' has a very specific meaning. It describes a person who breaks into a house and steals things. We do not use this word to describe someone who steals from a bank, a shop or anywhere else.

'Thief' has a general meaning. It describes anyone who steals something. Thus all burglars are thieves but not all thieves are burglars.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

What do we understand From the last sentence?
It's he asking to cat something or the cafe's name is "cafe cat."?

Hello Metin,

When Johnny says 'Is this the new café cat?' he's asking himself and the others, in a not completely serious way, if the cat that was attracted by the fish might stay around and either live or spend a lot of time at the café. 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much

dat was great :D

When he said: That explains the fish, he means that the cat will explain what happened to fish ( kidding) or the cat is the reason ? of course both seems correct. Thanks for explaining!