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Stephen tries out his skateboard at a skate park. What could possibly go wrong?

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Intermediate: B1


let go of Poppy , why the of her could we say just let Poppy go

Hello fidaasiddig,

Both forms are correct. The form with 'of' is generally used only when something is being physically held, while the other form can be used in any context.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello fidaasiddig

'let Poppy go' would mean that Ashlie allowed Poppy leave the place they are in, whereas 'let go of Poppy' means to stop holding Poppy. What Ashlie did was let go of Poppy.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello my friends! I think this text and video are very funny! I learned many words, verbs and expressions. I know, present perfect is difficult, but i try to understand it. Thank you very much for your lessons!
Good luck !

“Stephen’s come skateboarding”why is it so

Hello jasibu,

We often use 'go' and 'come' plus an -ing form (e.g. 'skateboarding') in informal speaking. It generally means 'go/come to do skateboarding (or whatever the -ing form is).

In this case, it's a present perfect form ('Stephen has come') plus the -ing form, since Ashlie is describing an action that started in the past and continues in the present.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

"Task 1
Check your understanding 1
Put the events in the order the happen in the video".

"The happen in the video"? Is it a correct sentence or a typo? Shouldn't the proper one be "Put the events in the order they happen in the video". "The events... happen", so "they". Or am I wrong?

Hello piotr_,

You are quite right - well spotted!

We try very hard to ensure that our material is error-free but some inevitably slip through and then we rely on our users to spot them. Thank you for flagging this up for us.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Not at all :)
Best regards

Hello team.
I donn't know "What are you up to?" meaning. Can you help me?
Thank you very much.