Wednesday night is going to be fun! Isn’t it? Our characters are making plans, but they might be forgetting something.
If you say so…
Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all-English podcast series! No diálogo de hoje, temos um casal que está fazendo planos para a quarta-feira, mas será que tudo vai dar certo?
Não deixe de falar todas as frases em voz alta, junto com a teacher Becs, para praticar bem a sua pronúncia. E aproveite o material extra que preparamos para você, está aqui embaixo!
Nos vemos na próxima semana! Have a good one!
In this episode of Walk 'n' Talk Level Up, you got to practice your pronunciation and learn some new expressions. You can continue your study session here, by reading the dialogue and checking out the written explanations with examples!
Garret: Oh, hi, honey! Hmm… whose coats are those?
Lina: Hello, baby. Ah, the kids’ friends are here. They’re supposed to be studying upstairs.
Garret: If you say so… Well, did you know there’s a new Thai restaurant next to the mall on Palmer Avenue?
Lina: No idea. Well, I’m down to Thai food tonight.
Garret: You can say that again. Then we could stop by the mall and look for some winter clothes. I heard there’s a legit sale going on.
Lina: Thai food and new clothes… pretty good for a Wednesday night.
Garret: Yeap, but we’re not gonna make it.
Lina: True, the kids’ friends are here.
This word is here to make our lives easier! “Whose” refers to who owns the object we are talking about, but we need to mention that object right after it in our sentences. To say this in Portuguese we need two words: “de quem”, so English is a bit easier, check out some possible sentences:
Whose car is that? I thought nobody was home.
We don’t know whose dog this is.
Whose house did you visit yesterday?
They need to find out whose microphone is making that noise.
This is one of those phrasal verbs that always come up in daily conversation! When you plan on visiting a place for just a little while, usually with a specific plan in mind, you can describe that quick “stop” with this phrasal verb. Take a look at the examples:
I have to stop by the gas station before the party.
Rachel stopped by my house this morning, we talked about a lot of things.
Could you please stop by the drugstore and grab an energy drink for me?
A family friend stopped by our house last night, that’s why we were late for the movie.
The kids’ friends
You may remember that we use the apostrophe to indicate the idea of possession in English, but what do we do when the original word already ends in S? In these cases we need the apostrophe, but we don’t really need another S. In the dialogue, we have the plural “kids” possessing something, so the correct writing is “the kids’ friends”. Let’s check out some more examples with plurals ending in S:
Don’t forget to refill the cats’ water.
The girls’ ride is here, are they ready?
My parents’ voices are quite loud.
When a word ends in S originally (in the singular), like “boss”, both options are possible, but the extra S is normally used:
My boss’s car got scratched.
My boss’ car got scratched.
James’s family is visiting this weekend.
James’ family is visiting this weekend.
Remember that you can listen to this episode as many times as you wish! You can also read along, and enjoy this extra content. That way, you'll be able to understand these new structures and use them in conversations in the future. Keep in mind that the more daily contact you have with the English language, the better you’ll get, so make sure you’re here for our next episode!
See you next time!
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