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Episode 05 - Speaking or eating?

Sammy and Julia go out for dinner in a restaurant. Why can't they enjoy their meal together?

Task 1: Check your understanding 1


Task 2: Check your understanding 2


Task 3: On the telephone 1


Task 4: On the telephone 2


Task 5: On the telephone 3




Language level

Beginner: A1
Pre-intermediate: A2


A good idea, switch off the phone and enjoy yhe meal!

if you are with someone maybe important meeting , please turn off your handphone or vibrate mode , its better

It is not a good idea go to have a dinner with the movile on the table. You have to turn off.

I prefer to keep my phone in silence status rather than switch off completely.

I make my mobile in silent

When I am with other people I leave my cell phone in silent mode. So I answer the phone only if I get an important call. I usually don’t turn off the mobile.

I just make my mobile on silent.

I just switch off my mobile phone when i don't want anyone to distrub me.

I like this episode. :)
May I ask a small questions?
Sammy and Julia say, "I'll get that" when they answer the phone, and I'm wondering why they don't say "I'll get this", despite the act that the phone is right in front. Hold on, is "that" referring to the voice over the phone??

Hello Rafaela1,

Some phrases begin as normal sentences but develop into fixed expressions which no longer change, and I think 'I'll get that' is a good example. Perhaps once the phrase might have been flexible and changed according to circumstances, but nowadays it is an expression which rarely if ever changes.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team