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Dating Scene 2

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

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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


On task 2 my ipad autocorrects it to a capital because it only registers the box. Is there any way you could fix that?

Hello Simonjs

I'll mention this to our technical team, but I'd also recommend disabling the Auto-correct feature of your iPad. I believe it's under Settings > General > Keyboard.

Hope that helps you!

Best wishes


The LearnEnglish Team

Dating agencies are a waist of time they say it's free,then after the first month they take money out of your account. I did speed dating years ago only once a complete waist of time, I meet my wife in the paper we've been together 8 years december and on August just gone we've been married and living together for 6 years now were trying for a baby.

I did not deal with deal with dating agencies.
Speed dating I think in any case useful for the experience of interlocutors and yes I would try it.

So Barry didn't see Ashlie profile picture... it

I like that. But I miss understood one thing, use 'sound' with adjectives

Hello Asomy,

'sound' can mean 'seem'. I'd recommend you take a look at the Cambridge Dictionary entry, where you'll find a brief explanation and other examples. I think that will clarify it for you, but if not, please feel free to write back with a specific question.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear English team ,
Ashlie said something I couldn't understand could you please explain it for me ,
Ashlie: Stephen! What on earth are you wearing ? .

Hello Medo Kareem,

The exclamation 'What on earth...' is used when we are shocked at something and can't believe what we are seeing. Ashlie is shocked at Stephen's disguise and she expresses this with 'What on earth are you wearing?'


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I think dating agencies are a good idea for shy people or other ones who want to rebuild their life.
If I were in that situation, I'd like to try speed dating.