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Episode 07: Cheer up!

Magda will finish her degree soon and wants to work in London as an architect.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Learning English team.
I have some questions for you.
What did Olivia mean when she said " you’ll be relieved to know. " Does it mean fadi will not be intterupted by Joe at all ?
Thanks a lot!

Hello PhuongHoang

Yes, that's the idea. Olivia knows that Fadi doesn't like being around Joe. 'you'll be relieved to know' means 'you'll be happy to know'.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team


This time is said that Magda was soon be an trained architect. Last episode Magda didn't know the word 'nephew'. I looked up the requirements to study architecture in the UK. They need almost a C1 level. My level is below that but I do know the word 'nephew'.

And when your level is slightly under C1 und you study there for several years your level should be at least C1.

If found this on a website:
It takes seven years to become a fully qualified architect, combining five years of study followed by two years of professional training and practical work before final exams.

They could even reach a C2 level which is the hightest level for foreign students.

Fadi keyed the number of his cousin into his phone. He said the numbers when dialing. I believe that not many people know the telephone number of his cousin(s) by heart.


Thanks for the activities, all of them are great to improve a bit every day!!.



I want to ask about the meaning of task 2 "let it drop! , I don't want to talk about it"

thank you

Hello Hafa_96,

The phase 'let it drop' means 'don't continue with that topic'. We can also say 'drop the subject' with the same meaning.

We normally use these phrases when a particular topic is uncomfortable, embarrassing or irritating for some reason.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, and in this talk, everyone sounds busy or hurry, or urgent. But being too busy is not good, I think. In my language, Japanese, Kanji charcter representing "busy" writes "heart lost", which symbolizes that getting busy makes your heart or considérations lost! So, take it easy and calm down, take a breath deeply first...

Tomoaki, you are right, but here in Europe, the social culture, the people behaviour are so different than Japan. People here are very busy and stressed!
I admire your social culture, the way you (japanese) think and behave!

Fadi said: "I’ll just let it drop". What does this mean? Can anyone tell me please? Thanks!