Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk! This time our characters are at school, so let’s take a moment to check out what they are talking about! So press play and enjoy this lesson by Adam, teacher from Fluency Academy!

The Dialogue:

A: Hello, do you know Mike?
B: Sure, he’s in my class, I study with him. Why?
A: Oh, I just need him to help me, that’s all.
B: I have his phone number. Call him!
A: Ok, thanks!

Vocabulary Expansion:

Do you know Mike?

When you say you “know someone” it means that person is familiar to you. It can mean that you have already spoken or interacted with that person, or that you simply know them by name, if they are an artist or someone that goes to the same places as you, for example. If you know a lot about someone, you can say you know them “well”. Check out some example:

Do you know Mike?
I know Claire very well, we are friends.
Do you know an artist called Billie Eilish?
My mother knows me better than anyone.
I know Jake, we studied together last year.

I just need him to help me

Note that when we use the verb “help” in a sentence, we say “help + someone”, so it will appear as help me, help her, help them, help Jack, help dad and so on! We don’t need any prepositions between “help” and the person or thing receiving help. Here are some examples:

I just need him to help me.
We will help Jenny with her homework.
Can you help me?
John is helping my dad.
This book helps me with geometry.

That’s all

To express that you finished saying what you wanted, or finished asking for what you wanted, in a conversation, in a restaurant or store, the most natural sentence is “that’s all”, it means you don’t need anything more, but there are other alternatives as well! Let’s check them out:

That’s all.
That’s it.
That’s that.
Nothing more.
It’s all good.

We hope this content was helpful and that you enjoyed the episode! Don’t forget that you can listen to it as many times as you want and that the more you practice, the more confident you will feel. See you next time!