Sammy shows Julia some photos of him playing different sports. Why is she not impressed?



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Beginner: A1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi, I really enjoy watching these videos, they are a great help. They really do it very well

A photo can hurt
A photo can hurt sometimes
But it's the only thing that I know
When it gets hard
You know it can get hard sometimes
It is the only thing that makes us feel alive
We keep this love in a photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
.........hold on. I've got no such a photo...


when ı was child, my dad took a lot of photos of me so that ı have a lot of memories, but now ı don't like taking pictures of me because when you focus it, you have to spend so much time for this and you may miss the moment...

In task 5, question 2; why did we use the article "an" with the word "sms"?

Hello attar_adv,

We treat 'sms' as a word and its first sound is not /s/ but /es/.

The choice of 'a' or 'an' depends on the first sound of the word, not the first letter.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you, Mr. Peter.

It's a good question!
For me, it's easier to pronounce /æn /es em ˈes/, rather than /ɒ/ es em ˈes/. Have a try!

Thank you, Rafaela1. That's right; what you said about pronunciation. But the question was about grammar of "a" and "an" articles and how can we choose "an" with a word started by "s" letter?
But now I understood the point that Mr. Peter explained.
Thank you again for your help.

DMI, attar_adv.
Yes, your question has a point. Thanks to helpful clear explanations by admins, we're always motivated to keep our learning!
BTW, my big question at the moment is that how to pronounce your name and how many seconds do you need to say this sentence? => Attar and I wannna go a fab adventure without the Advs.
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