Julia: I love this department store.
Sammy: Me, too. Oh!
Julia: What's wrong?
Sammy: I haven't got any money.
Julia: There's a cashpoint just down the road. There! Next to the traffic lights.
Sammy: Oh, yes. I'll see you in five minutes?
Sammy: Hi, Julia? I'm here.
Julia: Oh, that was quick.
Sammy: Where are you?
Julia: Take the lift. And when you come out, go straight on, then left a bit and you'll see me.
Sammy: Take the lift, come out, go straight on, then left a bit and you'll see me.
Sammy: '… come out of the lift, go straight on, then left a bit and you'll see me.' But where? There's nobody here. ... Julia, hi.
Julia: Are you coming?
Sammy: Am I coming? Julia, I'm here. Where are you?
Julia: You're here? Sammy, I'm here. And I don't know where you are, but you're definitely not here.
Sammy: No, no, you're right. I'm not here. Look, I can see shoes. Are you near shoes?
Julia: Yes, I am.
Julia: Yes. Can you see the trousers? Jeans, shorts ...
Julia: I'm near the trousers, looking at the dresses.
Sammy: Dresses?! Julia, there aren't any dresses.
Julia: Yes, there are, Sammy. And I'm looking at them now ...
Sammy: No, there aren't! Not on this floor ...
Julia: 'Not on this floor'? Sammy, which floor are you on?
Sammy: Basement. Men's clothes.
Julia: Women's clothes, Sammy. First floor.
Sammy: Julia, you said, 'take the lift'.
Julia: Look, I'll see you in two minutes.
- Task 1: Check your understanding 1
- Task 2: Check your understanding 2
- Task 3: Directions 1
- Task 4: Directions 2
- Task 5: Clothes
Hello Alexander Bladeck,
There is no difference in meaning between anybody and anyone, somebody and someone etc. Forms with ~one are perhaps a little more formal and less common in everyday speech, but even here it is a very subtle difference.
The LearnEnglish Team