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Nick talks about the popularity of seaside resorts and the activities people enjoy doing there.

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Hello Elgun_V,

This phrase means 'one hundred years later'.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

o thanks Mr.

Hello!
In this video, Martin says, "Aw, my favorite character sadly is not Mr Punch, it's the crocodile!".
Does it mean the crocodile looks sad? Or unexpectedly the crocodile becomes his favorite character, not Mr Punch? The use of 'sadly' seems tricky a bit for me. Could you please explain me about this? 

Hello Aung Thet Naing,
'Sadly' here is what linguists call a 'disjunct': it is an adverb which tells us how the speaker feels about what he or she is saying.  Martin doesn't mean that the crocodile is sad, instead he means that it is a sad thing that he likes the crocodile best, presumably because the crocodile eats Mr. Punch!  It's really a joke from Martin - what he's saying, in effect, is 'I know it's a terrible thing, but I like the crocodile!'
 
I hope that clarifies it for you.  This kind of construction is actually quite common in English and is a really useful thing to know.  You can put adverbs at the start of sentences to show how you feel about what you are saying:
 
'Happily, I've finished my work early today' [= I am happy that I have finished work early]
'Tragically, the doctors couldn't save him' [= I think it is a tragedy that the doctors couldn't save him]
'Unfortunately, the weather was terrible' [= I think it was bad luck that the weather was bad]
 
Best wishes,
 
Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for your patience to me, Sir! I am really sorry I made you busy but you do clarify it for me and it shows I need to learn more.

I would like to visit Blackpool soon I hope that the weather will be OK there.
I herd that its very expensive place and very crowded, but everything look cool!:)
I prefer polish beaches I miss Baltic sea I didn't go there long time:(

well, after watching these videos i hope i will visit Blackpool very soon

hi, again no video, I don't know what to do! Please help..
Regards,

Dear Pomy,
You asked this question on three different pages. I answered it on one of the others. Please try to ask a question one time only to save us time.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

very helpful

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