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York Scene 1 Language Focus

Whatever you do, you should watch Rob and Ashlie talk about this and that - it's all pretty interesting!

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hi rosario70,

Here's what Ashley and Rob say in those 10 seconds:

A: "And whoever lost the ring means it's not important who lost it, right?"
R: "Or we don't know who lost it. Right. And there was another whatever there, wasn't there? Let's watch that one."

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

That is pretty good explanations,Thanks Rob.

ı answered all questions in task 2 but can you tell what are the diffrences of "these" and "those"?

Hi leyla asena,

As Rob explains, "these" is used to indicate things that are close to the speaker, and "those" is used to indicate things that are far from the speaker. There is another more detailed explanation of all this on our this, that, these and those page.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

interesting i like it

every am new member in this site i need to improve my language ,, cuz it not my tongue language i need someone to help me plz
thanx all


Hello there,
Can you explain me, why in the 2/4 exercise is correct answer "there" and not "here"?
Am I right if I think, that some thinks can be said by more than one way?
For example exercise 2/2:
Can you come over _____ for a minute? I want to show you something.
It has a sence for me with booth words(here/there). Why is the right answer "here" and not "there"?.
Thank you very much!

I am not able to see any video of this site! whats wrong with it? please give me the solution

Hello there!
Sorry to hear you're having problems watching the video. Unfortunately, users in Iran do have trouble watching some of our videos. Have you tried the video under 'Can't see video? Click here!' just under the main video? Please tell me if you can see that video; if you can't, I will try to give you some more help.
Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team