Stephen and Ashlie decide to take a course on basic car maintenance. Anxious to get his hands dirty, Stephen learns a lesson the hard way.

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Intermediate: B1


Have a nice day, Kirk and the team,

My name is Van, from Hanoi, Vietnam.

I have one question: what should I say when I want to ask someone to make his / her hair in a bun, in stead of let it flow freely on his/ her shoulder? And besides, should I use the word "his/her" or "their" in this sentence?


Hello Van,

We usually contrast 'wear your hair long' or 'let your hair down' with 'wear your hair in a bun' or 'tie your hair up'.

You can say either 'his or her' or 'their'. I think 'their' is more common in modern English.


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hi my name is aykut büyük. i'm form turkiye. i'm glad for to be here. The purpose of subscribing to Learn English site is to want to improve my English. my english my level is intermediate. I hope i can achieve this.

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My name Elena.
I `d like to make omlet in the oven.
I don`t know, how to repair a car. But i liked to look , how to fix a car Ash and Stephen

I would like to learn to be able to play the piano.
Regarding the cars, I'm not good at fixing things when they stop working; I not understand a thing!

Can anyone tell me if the following sentence is okay. My concern is about the word order.
Let's have the next lesson tomorrow.
Is this sentence okay?
Thank you.