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Hospital Scene 1

Stephen tries out his skateboard at a skate park. What could possibly go wrong?

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Intermediate: B1


Hello Kyi Hnin Khine,

'by' can be used to express a deadline, i.e. the idea of 'before', and that's why they use it here. By the way, you can often find the answer to questions like this one by looking up the words or phrases you're wondering about in the dictionary – see the search box next to the Look it up! button on the right.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

It's funny,
I like this video

Ash said "Off you go then" at 0:20 of scene. What is it mean?
I think that "then you start skateboard". Is it right?

Hello saagi,

Yes, that's right. 'Off you go' is a way of telling someone to start and it can be used even when there is no movement involved.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

I have a question regarding the sentence: if you hadn’t let go of Poppy.
cant stephen say, if you hadn't let poppy go?
what is the difference and can we use of in such a way?

Hello lebmfk,

'to let go of' something or someone means 'to stop holding' them, which can sometimes mean 'to drop'; in this case, Stephen means the first one. 'to let someone go' means 'to release someone' or 'to allow someone to do something', which amounts to much the same thing in this context.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


what is the difference between chairman and chairperson

Hello Yasir ihtsham,

These are both terms for the same function, but we tend to use 'chairperson' in modern English as it is a gender-neutral term. 'Chairman' would suggest that only men can fulfil this role, which is, of course, not that case.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

my children and I liked the video especially Ruba.

I really like the video thankx