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Ashlie, Stephen and their cousins are going to the beach, but the British summer turns nasty on them. What is there to do in Britain when the weather is bad?

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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Thank you for explaining my problems!!!

When the weather is bad in my country people stay at home and watch TV or look their computer.

I can not play the video, how to solve it? I have tried the given way and I am a recruit.

Hello silver lining,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems with the video. I've checked the page and it is working correctly so I can only assume that it is a local problem. It may be a compatibility issue - you device may not be compatible with this video format, especially if you are using a mobile device, for example. Try accessing the site from a different device or via a different browser to see if that helps. Also check any firewalls or security settings you have to check that they are not blocking content.

I hope those suggestions help.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much for your excellent and hard work for us here. And I just have one question, in the sentence " let’s go pay for all this food.", I am not very sure whether 'go pay' has the same meaning as 'go to pay' or not. Thank you!

Hello Jane Huang,

Thank you very much for your warm words! It's great to know that we're helping people.

I think 'go pay' in this context is really best understood as 'go and pay' rather than 'go to pay'. At least, that would be a natural alternative way to say it, though 'go + verb' is the most common choice here.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter and thank you for your reply.
I am a little confused for the usage of word 'go' because it have been known as a transitive verb for a long time. I thought 'go+verb(basic form) ' was wrong before. Can I use word 'go' plus any verbs like above?
Thank you! Good day!
Jane

Hello Jane,

Yes, in theory, you could use 'go' + any verb in its base form in the same way as the sentence you asked about. As Peter explained, it's really an abbreviated form of 'go and pay' (or whatever other verb), i.e. I'll go there and I'll pay.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

i just can't watch the video, why?

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