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Series 01 Episode 01

Introducing your friends, Angelina Jolie, things you can find in a kitchen, Central Park in New York, celebrities working for charity, etc.

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Tess is saying " Or, I tell you what, " What does it mean

Hello, can I send you my paragraph about the place? I need you help..
"I live in a small town where people like doing sport: running, walking, riding, riding mountan bike..
At the moment is it very difficult to do sport in the town because there is too traffic and few places where people can find peace and quiet. So 10 years ago, the town council decided to made a park for its citizen.
This Park is very big and many people come every day to do sport and to find fresh air and quiet.
I go there often with my family for picnic. I usually go there to run with my friends in the week end. This park is now for me very important!"
Thank you for your support!

hello team
i have couple of questions about this podcast when tess was talking about the game she said its a ten second game... not a ten seconds game.. why??
and then when they were talking about caroline she said when she arrived in Britain from Venezuela not when she arrived to britain.. why??

Hello laila.s.b,

If we were talking about the number of seconds using a number and a noun then we would use the plural: ten seconds, twenty seconds etc. However, here the phrase is used as an adjective, and in this form there is no 's':

'a ten-second game'

'a thirty-minute lesson'

'a two-week holiday'

Note that this form has a hyphen.

The verb 'arrive' is not followed by a preposition of place, not a preposition of movement like 'to'. We can say 'arrive in', 'arrive at', 'arrive in front of' etc.

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The LearnEnglish Team

thank u peter
so i can't say i arrived to my house? i can only say arrive in and arrive at?

Hello laila.s.b,

That's correct: 'arrived to my house' is non-standard English. You could say you arrived at your house, or use the verb 'get' (which is very common and can also mean 'arrive'), e.g. 'I got home on Saturday'.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

24 minutes when are instant by the substantial contents.
This is fun and I'm motivated.

Hi, Team.
What is the function of right column.
Are there more exercises and pratices?

Hell Martín,

Do you mean the column with the Search box, tags, and dictionary? If so, you can use the search box to look for different kinds of content, etc., on the site; the tags help you find similar content on the site; the dictionary is for looking up words without having to leave LearnEnglish. None of this is directly related to the podcast.

If you meant something else, please let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,

I can not download the podcast. It's displayed an error #2032
Can you help to instruct me how to solve the error

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