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Farming Scene 2

After a breakfast of fresh eggs, Stephen helps the farmer while Ashlie prepares for lunch.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi team, what's mean this "You can’t beat fresh eggs" by Stephen, does he mean that the eggs are so good?

Hello Joel-0505,

Yes, that's right. You can't beat... here means there's nothing better than...



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teachers,
I just want to know some possible sentences followed by “Have you gone to ...?”

Hello Smiley1,

Do you mean 'followed' or 'beginning with'?

In any case, there are countless possible sentences. Why don't you tell us what you would like to say (and try to say it yourself)? We'll be happy to try to help you express yourself once we know what you want to say.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter, thanks for your reply. Yes, I mean “begging with”. I happened to hear someone saying “Have you gone (pause).....?” on the street. In that situation, I guess the man was asking “Have you gone mad” ?? or can you come up with any possible sentences?

Hello Smiley1,

I would imagine that the next word would be 'mad' or 'crazy' in that context.

Used like this, 'go' means 'become' and many adjectives which suggest change could be used:

go mad, go crazy, go soft, go fat, go slim, go grey, go quiet, go bankrupt etc.


You can see a list of words which can follow 'go' on this page. Look through the entry list at the top (it shows 170 entries) for ones marked 'adjective'.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter, thanks to your great help, now I’m convinced!

hello teacher! please tell me what does "breakfast is out of the way" mean? I can't understand.
thank you very much.

Hello safirasafirasafira,

When we say something is 'out of the way' we mean that a job or task is complete and that we can move on to the next (perhaps nicer) thing.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone is nice to see you again.
I really like to go to visit the farm I think is really peaceful dead and this the fresh air and I like the noise that animals is making in the morning and I literally like to see the animals in theire nature. Mmm, breakfast sounds good I think I would like to eat fresh cheese first time with fresh cucumber and tomato I really like and why not some milk and some boiled eggs I really like boiled eggs.
Talking about work at farming I think is a lot of work to do to be in charge with the field and with the animals, to be in the charge with all of the fruits and vegetables. I think it's really hard wotking at a farm. To take care of the animals you have to feed them but in the same time you have to watering the plants that you having around the farm, so is much much more work than I can think about.
I think you have this one's ability to growing plants and to dig the field, to reap the fruits,
and so on, all day I think that's something to do on a farm.