Listen to four conversations to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Discussion

Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

hello, my name is Abbas, i am very happy to English at British English council.

Because the room was filled with people taking photographs of it!

Yes, I had a similar conversation that the first, I was applying for a job and, in the end of the psychological interview, the interviewer told me that the results of the candidates moving on to next stage will send for email in 2 weeks aproximately.

Some new phrases that I learned: let's see, what do you mean?, it's very nice to meet you, etc.

Hello. I've got a question about Task B.

"Woman: Yes, but you can't use flash...?"

Why didn't she use an article before the "flash"? Oxford dictionary says that it's a countable noun.

Hello,
Flash is uncountable when it refers to the like function a camera has.

Hello MikhailNatalenko,

I think the reason 'flash' has no article is that the woman is using it as an abbreviated form of 'flash photography'. Normally we would say 'you can't use your flash' or 'you can't use your camera's flash'.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

i really have a problem in pronouncing i was repeating the phrases and yeah now i know good that i should practise more by the way it's really useful

It was very useful.

i didn't understand why they said - take the photos. why they don't say -make the photos.

Hello krigs91350,
In English the verb we use with 'photograph' is 'take', not 'make'; 'make would be incorrect. It's an example of collocation – words which naturally go together.
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Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

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