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Episode 10 - Sportsman

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

Task 1: Check your understanding 1


Task 2: Check your understanding 2


Task 3: Present continuous 1


Task 4: Present continuous 2


Task 5: Present continuous questions


Task 6: Present continuous or simple? 1


Task 7: Present continuous or simple? 2


Task 8: Making sentences




Language level

Beginner: A1
Pre-intermediate: A2


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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Of course, "we're always motivated to keep our learning!".
Al-Attaar is my family's name, and it means the person who make and sell perfumes (the letter "A" after dash is for the 18th letter in Arabic "ع").
And I think that I didn't complete 10 seconds to say that sentence.
BTW adv. for advertising; you are right, because it's nearly my work.

I love memories, I have a lots photos with my family

i don't like take photos to my self


Usually, the pictures that I take are of my friends or family, I don't take pictures of myself(selfies) often. So I don't have many pictures of myself.