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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 Steven Bui,

The phrase 'let something drop' in this context means to accept that you can't or shouldn't react to it any further. Fadi is saying that the best option in his situation is to let the situation with Harry resolve itself.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much!


Hi all,
Thanks for this website, it is really helpful. I'm very pad at speaking and it is my nightmare.
Could you please explain what the joke about plumbers was and where?
And could you recommend any live voice chat could help me to improve my speaking?
I'd be really grateful.
Kind regards

Good morning Peter,
That was in the activities on the paper.
I had downloaded the transcript to do the activities on paper and when I was doing Activity 02 regarding putting the events form the story in the correct order I found No.2 is: (Olivia makes a joke about plumbers) where as it is (Magda complains about the UK job market) on the website in the first task.
Hope it's been clarified.

Many thanks

Hello ib muzaini,

As you say, there is clearly no joke about plumbers in this episode, so this must be an error in the support pack. I'll make a note of this so that we can fix it in future – for the meantime, please just ignore it. And thanks very much for pointing this out to us!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi ib muzaini,

I'm afraid I'm not sure what you are referring to. Do you have a quote from the transcript about plumbers?

I'm afraid we don't have any live voice chat facility on LearnEnglish.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone!
I'm new here, I know a bit English. Can you explaind for me that sentence in the story: "What’s up with you two?"


This can have two meanings. It can either mean 'What's wrong (with you two)?' or 'How are things (with you two)?'


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hallo, LearnEnglish team,
What's the difference between (drop by) and (pop in) and when can I use (in) and (by) with both of them.