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Sport Scene 1

Ashlie and Stephen go to the gym to prepare for a half-marathon for charity. Who’s going to be better prepared?

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'Unless' means 'If ... not'. For example:

  • You're not going to finish the race unless you start training hard.

This means:

  • You're not going to finish the race if you don't start training hard.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


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Ashlie said at 0:20, "Come on, we need the running section". Why did she said they 'need the running section', instead of saying we need to go to the running section?

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Regards, Matthew

Hi Matthew,

Ahslie could have said what you suggest, though what she said is a bit shorter. Especially in informal speaking, people often choose the shortest way to say something.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Peter M !

I got it !

Have a nice day !

Best wishes ,

Hello Teachers ,

Here when Ashley says ' I 'm going to make the most money ' she definitely speaks about rising money . But isn't there a slight difference between 'makig money' and 'rising money' ? And is Ashlie right to use 'making money' speaking about collecting money for charity ?

Thank you ,

Best regards ,

Hello iliya_b,

'Making money' can refer to earning for yourself, but it can also be for a charity or for someone else - it depends on the context. In this context it is very clear that Ashlie is not trying to get rich but rather to help the charity, so there is no possibility of confision.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

i tried doing 1/4 of marathon and could not walk after.

i mean 1/8 not 12km.

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Hi,do you use"I've got no idea " instead of "I don't know?