Sammy shows Julia some photos of him playing different sports. Why is she not impressed?



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Beginner: A1
Elementary: A2


i don't like take photos to my self


Usually, the pictures that I take are of my friends or family, I don't take pictures of myself(selfies) often. So I don't have many pictures of myself.

Generally, I take photografies about my work of electrical assemblies and too in our familiar meetings, this is wich I don't have many photos of I self.

Hi, I have a question about task 4, from episode 10 about Sammy and Julia. In sentence 2 "an SMS" is used. Why is the article an, not a, used?

Hi Siv,

That's very observant of you. The reason we say 'an' is because of the way we pronounce 'SMS'. The way to pronounce the letter 'S' is /ɛs/. As you can see, the word begins with a vowel sound when we pronounce it, which is we use 'an'.

The opposite happens with some other words. For example, although the word 'university' begins with the letter 'u', it begins with a consonant sound (/j/). Therefore, we say 'There's a university in my town' and not 'There's an university in my town'.

It's a little difficult to write about pronunciation, but I hope that makes sense. Please feel free to ask again if not.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

sorry, i don’t get that.. what that does mean? ..(who are your pictures)? is that how are your pictures? ..or you just meant who’s the person are takes pictures of you.
and is that correct to say who is the person are taking picture of you.
..thanks in advance

Hello eldi,

'Who are your pictures of?' is a question asking who appears in your photos. For example, is it mostly members of your family who appear in pictures? Is it buildings? Flowers? I hope this gives you the idea.

You could say, 'Who takes pictures of you?' to ask about the person who takes pictures of you.

Please let us know if you have any other questions about this, and thanks for asking.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

thanks very much , i get it .

Does any one can tell me why at last Sammy says, "You can hurt yourself."
Does this sentence implies Julia doesn't understand some kind of Sammy's black humor or what? Thanks in advance for replying me. :)