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Episode 07: Cheer up!

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello seham fadL,

'drop by' is used more commonly in American English, and 'pop in' is probably more common in British English, but they both mean essentially the same thing: to visit someone. If you pop in, your visit is brief; if you drop by, it could be brief or longer. You can find out more about these words by looking them up in the dictionary – see the search box in the dark grey area on the right side of this page.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi '
Could you tell me which sentence is correct .
I knew that you will come .
I knew that you would come .
Can I have an example .

Hello Osaymar,

The second sentence (with 'would') is correct.

This is an example of reported speech. In reported speech the verb form is often moved into the past, so 'will' in direct speech becomes 'would' in reported speech.

You can learn more about this here and here.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, Kirk
Last time, i received your answer well, thank you.
Today, i have doubts.
Can i say "How do you mean?" to "What do you mean?" and one more,
you’ll be relieved to know -> this sentence means, you know, you can be relieved today because there's no my nephew??

Hi YungJin Seo,

In some contexts 'How do you mean?' and 'What do you mean?' are interchangeable. However, sometimes there is a difference in meaning. 'How do you mean?' can be used to ask for explanation or more detail, whereas 'What do you mean?' is a more general question when we do not understand something.

'You'll be relieved to know' is a phrase we use when we are telling someone some news which will stop them being worried about something.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

i don't know " what's "plumbers" mean?". What's does it mean in sentence " Olivia makes a joke about plumpers"?

Hi huonglai,

You can find the word 'plumber' in the dictionary. Note that there is a handy search box on the lower right side of this page, under Cambridge Dictionaries Online.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

sir i have a problem......i might be involved......does it mean,,,maybe im going to be involved or maybe i m involved already.........which one is correct ......same as i should be involved....pls sir,help me out

Hi maxmamun,

'I might be involved' could refer to the present (I'm already involved) or to the future (Maybe I'm going to be involved) - which one it means is unclear without context. 'I should be involved' implies that at present I am not involved - that is why I say 'I should be involved' (= it's necessary for me to be involved).

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

thanks, i wanna know why Magda said; I "finished my degree", and not said, "I finished my study" ??, because for me, I say: I finished my licence, so can I say , I finished my licence degree??