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We all lose things from time to time. Sometimes we find what we’ve lost and give a huge sigh of relief. Really, we’ve just misplaced it. But at other times, what we have lost is well and truly lost, and it’s goodbye.
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Sam is doing an English project on the topic of happiness. What makes people happy? When are they happy? Are people really happy when they say they are? As part of his project, he asked three different people if they were looking forward to anything, what this was and how happy it made them.
'To dilly-dally' is to waste time, especially by being slow, or by not being able to come to a decision. These two conversations. In the first one, Penny and her flat-mate Rose are getting ready to go to a spa for a weekend break. In the second one, Mr Chong, the managing director of a hotel, is...
When you’ve got planned something and it doesn’t happen or work out for some reason you can say that it’s fallen through. Listen to the two conversations and then answer the questions. In the first, friends Jimmy and Marc meet up for a coffee.
When you’ve got planned something and it doesn’t happen or work out for some reason you can say that it’s fallen through. In the first, friends Jimmy and Marc meet up for a coffee.
Once a month, English teacher Ms Chan organises a “Show and Tell” for the school’s English Club. Last week, Tom brought something to talk about.
Once a month, English teacher Ms Chan organises a “Show and Tell” for the school’s English Club. Last week, Tom brought something to talk about.
Sometimes, the words in everyday English phrases are not used in their literal sense. For example, “Let’s call it a day!’ means “Let’s stop what we are doing. We’ve been doing it long enough!”
Sometimes, the words in everyday English phrases are not used in their literal sense. For example, “Let’s call it a day!’ means “Let’s stop what we are doing. We’ve been doing it long enough!”
Listen to this commentary from a short film about a colony of penguins facing extinction in Antarctica.
This commentary from a short film about a colony of penguins facing extinction in Antarctica.