Richard meets Richard - Branson, that is! - and gets business advice from one of Britain's greatest entrepreneurs.

Task 1

Which is the best title for this video?

Exercise

Task 2

Select all the things that Richard Branson says about good entrepreneurs.

Exercise

Task 3

Reorder these words to make sentences from the video.

Exercise

Task 4

Match the words and phrases to make expressions from the video.

Exercise

Discussion

Download

Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Hello szumowska2014,

Have you done an internet search for a way to play flash on your tablet? I'm not familiar with this issue firsthand, but I wonder if there may be an app that will help you with this.

We're aware of this kind of issue with flash and are considering solutions, but it will take quite some time for any such solution to be implemented, I'm afraid.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi sir,
could you please tell me why the above videos show invalid source. We can't see this videos???

Hi pramod bhalerao,

This sounds like a temporary server problem. Are you able to see it now? If not, I'd suggest installing the latest version of the Adobe Flash player on your device - that normally solves video problems. If not, however, please let us know.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, what means ....afraid to give it a go.." I looked up on the dictionay but I didn't unedrstand the correct sense
can you help me?
thanks a lot
best wishes
giuliana

Hello,

The meaning in the dictionary for 'give it a go' you want is 'to attempt something'. Have another look as it also has an example.

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello LearnEnglish Team,

Sir Richard says "screw it". I know that it's used when someone is angry, but what does Sir Richard means here? Thank you. : )

Hi Pocoyo,

That's right - this expression is often used to express anger, but here Branson uses it in a different way. Here and in other cases it means something like "I don't care what happens or what other people think". I think what he means is that we should all do the work that we want to and not worry about what other people say.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Kirk,

Thank you! : )

Peter, there is no sound? what am i doing wrong?

Hi Liliya,

I've just checked and I was able to hear the sound, so I think it might be a problem on your end. Are you able to hear other videos on LearnEnglish? What about on other websites?

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Pages