Richard finds out about all the different kinds of English and talks to some of the hundreds of thousands of students who come to Great Britain to learn English every year.

Task 1

Order the events in the video.


Task 2

Choose the right answer.


Task 3

Put the right word in each space to complete the sentences.


Task 4

Be careful - not all adverbs need -ly! Add -ly if it is needed.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


Help me please with the "most" adverb.
In exercise 4 you have sentence: "The thing I hate most about my boss is her bad temper."

If I tried to say something like that myself, I'd prefer to use "the" article before "most" - "The thing I hate the most...".
When I googled "The thing I hate most" and "The thing I hate the most", I found out that the first phrase has only 100 000 entries, while the seond one - nearly 5 mln entries.
So my intuition isn't so bad:)

Why don't you use the article "the" before "most" in the phrase mentioned above?
Is it a mistake? Or maybe both options are possible - with "the" and without? In the latter - do they have the same meaning or different?

So, my question is - which is really correct: "I hate most.." or "I hate the most"
Am I wrong? In

Hello Yshc,

You can use either 'the most' or 'most' or even 'most of all' as adverbs to modify the verb here and there is no difference in meaning.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you!

Yes, it is in many different ways, in science you need updated with the last news and advanced discoveries with English, whether somebody wants to publish his research must be in English. Many global companies used English as common language among their employees. The advantages to study English in English speaking country are very high, because They get many resources in different places even during leisure time. Yes, I would like study and improve on my English skills in England . I could choose firstly London, Manchester, Birmingham and others..

English is a widely spoken language because of many reasons such as innovtion and science. learning English in an English-speaking country is very useful that you can communicate with native speakers and be immersed by it wich allows you to learn English fast and deeply and I will be lucky if I get an opportunity to study this language in a UK or USA.

English is Great.
1st. No matter where I go, there are people speaking English.
2nd. There are endless resouces on line in English for entertainment and learning.
3rd. I can always find a job if I keep learning English.
4th. I learned another European Language easier because I speak English.
5th. English language is a media to communicate with many different people in the world and a bridge to another culture.
6th. It's difficult to find learning resources on the internet for other languages, but there are a lot of free resources and well-designed tests for English language on this website. It benefits learners like me with limited time and no budget. Besides, listening and doing the tests is a good way to pass free time.
Thank you!

Hello Peterkuo,

We're very happy to hear that these pages are so useful for you. Thanks for letting us know, and please don't hesitate to ask us for help if you need it.

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Hello everyone...
☆ Why do you think English is the world's most widely used language?
- There are many reasons for why English is the world's most widely used language. But the main reason for this is it's because of the former influence of the British Empire. By the time anything resembling a language policy was introduce, English had already reached all corners of the globe. English was taken around the world by the sailor, soldiers, pilgrims, traders and missionaries of the British Empire.
☆ What are the advantages of studying English in an English speaking country?
- Learning English would be easier in an English speaking country. It is because the people around you are speaking English and make it easy to adjust to English accent and also sentence pattern. And I believe live in a country like the UK where English is used as the primary way of communication would help learner master this language pretty quickly and accurately.
☆ Would you like to study English in the UK? Where would you go?
- It will be great if I can learn directly English in the UK. But there is one thing that has to be considerated. Cost of living and studying in the UK is very expensive. It's out of my reach now.
Finding some of the greatest teachers of the British Council in the internet is a blessing. I've been very lucky to be one of the users of it. But if I can go to the UK and where do I like to go to study?
Of course, my first destination is London.

Task 4 on using adverbs, says to add 'ly' where needed but leave blank otherwise. When I leave a blank where no 'ly' is required I am told that 8 items are remaining and if I click on finish I am told I have only completed 6 out of 14 and do I want to finish? Am I missing something here or is there a problem with the question? i am using Chrome on a Mac computer.

Hello RitaR,

Thanks for telling us about this! I've changed the exercise – now, instead of leaving spaces blank (which of course wasn't working), you must write '/' when no 'ly' suffix is needed. It should work now for you – though it may take a few hours for the change to appear on our site – but please let us know if you have any other trouble with it.

Thanks very much for taking the time to tell us about this error!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team