Episode 01 - They meet

Julia and Sammy meet in a cycling accident! Then they want the same taxi. Will they get on?


Julia: Hey! You! Watch out!
Sammy: I'm sorry.
Julia: This is a bike path.
Sammy: I'm sorry!
Julia: It's for bikes.
Sammy: I'm sorry.
Julia: It isn't for people.
Sammy: Erm ... sorry?
Julia: People run over there in the park.
Sammy: Oh! Right!
Julia: People don't run here.
Sammy: Erm ... sorry.
Julia: Dangerous.
Sammy: I'm very sorry.

Julia and Sammy: Taxi!
Julia: This is my taxi.
Sammy: No, this is my taxi.
Julia: Look, I ... Oh, it's you!
Sammy: Oh, it's you!
Taxi driver: Where are you going?
Julia and Sammy: To 15 Lancaster Road.
Taxi driver: Lancaster Road. OK, get in.
Julia: Well ...
Sammy: Ladies first!
Julia: Oh, erm ... thanks.

Sammy: Are you going to Tom's party?
Julia: Yes, I am. Are you going, too?
Sammy: Yes, I am. Tom's my friend.
Julia: Tom's my friend, too!
Sammy: I'm Sammy.
Julia: Hi, Sammy. My name's Julia.
Sammy: Hi, Julia. Pleased to meet you.

Task 1: Check your understanding 1


Task 2: Check your understanding 2


Task 3: am, is, are 1


Task 4: am, is, are 2


Task 5: 'm not, isn't, aren't 1


Task 6: 'm not, isn't, aren't 2


Task 7: Making sentences


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Hello Juan Jose

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Hello annakrelli

Did you see my response to Juan Jose? I would suggest the same thing to you. If you still can't get it to work with those ideas, please let us know what browser version you are using.

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Submitted by Gus2019 on Fri, 01/03/2019 - 00:56

Hi everybody. I've never known to someone as the unusual situtaton in the video. However, I think is a great opportunity to know someone and posible to get a friendship. I like to make new Friends but definily It's doesn't happen to me, somenthing similar as the video. It's so funny. Haha

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Hi everybody until now I'm not ever known someone an a unusual way however I would like to meet someone this way sounds good

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Yes. I have met many people unexpectedly but not that much unusual way. I think meeting new people is so much fun. It can give you whole experience.

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Hi everyone i am randy i met my best friend in my school and he is the captain of School Cricket team. one day we are playing a tournament i have been fallen in the ground and my leg is injured and my best friend help me to get treatments
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hello. I am trying to watch these listening section videos but it is not playing and I click many times too and I went back and return again to listening section but it still no video playing, anyone know what is problem or how we can play these videos? kindly let us know. Thank you.

Hello ghaforienglish,

I've checked the page and the video is working correctly, so it seems the problem is a local one rather than one related to the page. It may be a compatibility issue with your device or software. The simplest thing to do would be to try accessing the page on a different device – not a mobile device, as these sometimes have limitations with regard to media.

Do the other videos on our site work for you, or is this a general problem?



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Submitted by Heba Hemdan on Tue, 29/01/2019 - 11:12

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Submitted by amit_ck on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 05:35

1) They have been married for five years 2) I have known her for a long time Both sentences are present perfect. But the question is why is there used “Been” in the (1) sentence but not in (2) sentence? Most of the time we use “Been” in the present perfect to say about where the person was. In this case of (1) why we use “been”? Could you please give me some example? Thank you

Hello amit_ck,

Both sentences are present perfect.

We form the present perfect with [have/has + past participle]

In the first sentence 'married' is an adjective. The verb form is have + been.

In the second sentence the verb form is have + known.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Alexander Bladeck on Sun, 06/01/2019 - 14:26

Pleased to meet you, Glad to meet you and Nice to meet you these sentences mean the same? Could I use other forms?

Hi Alexander Bladeck

'Please to meet you' is a bit more formal than the other two, but otherwise, yes, these phrases all essentially mean the same thing. There are many things you could say in this situation, but these are probably the most common ways to express this idea.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Al Ahsan Rabbi on Sat, 05/01/2019 - 16:03

hi, I am Rabbi from Bangladesh. I am an Engineering student.

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Hello, my name is Saikou, I am from Guinea. I met my wife there was 7 years, she was friend with my young sister. Once in a while she came at home. And I saw her there the fist time.

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Submitted by RANDRIANOLISOA… on Fri, 04/01/2019 - 02:11

Hellooo, I d like to ask how I can download the video or mp3. Thank you.

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Submitted by hungdq3 on Thu, 03/01/2019 - 09:38

I am not from Thailand, I'm from Vietnam. I am not a doctor, I am a staff in a telecommunication company.

Submitted by Rockman on Wed, 02/01/2019 - 01:54

At the moment I'm single but I hope to meet my partner this year and I never give up.

Submitted by Alexander Bladeck on Tue, 01/01/2019 - 19:11

They are a beautiful couple.

Submitted by Earlytimenews on Tue, 01/01/2019 - 17:15

I met my best friend when she had a flat tyre and was stranded on the road. I stopped to give her a helping hand and we struck up a friendship that has lasted very many years. I met my spouse through a chance encounter at the church we attended then.