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Dating Scene 2

Ashlie tries online dating and Stephen anxiously awaits the postman. How many cards will he get?

Watch the video and do the first Task. Then watch the video again and finish the Tasks. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

We use 'sound' with adjectives:

  • I think I should meet him. He sounds nice.
  • I'm trying to sound mature. You know, more grown up.

We use 'sound like' with nouns and pronouns:

  • Mature? You sound like an old lady!
  • Which of these statements sounds most like me?



Language level

Intermediate: B1


I think dating agencies are a good opportunity in our times, because people are always very busy and they have no much time to meet others.
No, I wouldn't like to try speed dating; I prefer meeting people through my friends.

really love the exercise. task 2 catch got me. but I'm not actually sure. Isn't ''He is'' the same as ''He's'' and ''It's too early'' same as ''it is too early''?. I kept failing the ones I didn't shorten

Hello Dan,

Thanks for your feedback. You're right when you say that 'He is' means the same as 'He's' and 'It's too early' is the same as 'It is too early'. The reason that these gaps have only one correct answer is that you're supposed to write the phrases in the way Stephen says them. Even though the other phrases mean the same thing, they aren't what Stephen says, which is why they're marked as wrong.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I don't think it's a good idea to find your right partner. No, I wouldn't.

I think it is not a good decision to find your partner.
No, I wouldn't

I think blind date and speed date are silly. I think, you must know the man or woman you will date.

Hi! I noticed that is pretty hard to me to fill in the gaps in sentences if there aren't variants to choose. Is it problem I should pay more attention and how I can to improve such skill. Thanks!

Hello Vitalii_H,

I'm afraid there is only one answer to this, and that is to practise! This is, after all, not a linguistic skill but an test-taking skill, and to improve in this you simply have to practise doing these kinds of tasks. Fortunately there are plenty of tasks like this on LearnEnglish so you have no shortage of opportunities to practise!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I like this series so much, very helpful for me. Learn english british council encourage me, motivate me, make me love english so much. Especially, Ashlie's voice is so attractive.
Thank Learn english.british council

Hello jolipepvo,

Thanks very much for letting us know that you find Word on the Street motivating and useful! That's what we're here for, and it's always great to know that our work is appreciated.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team