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Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

Watch the video

Watch the video and find out if your predictions from the Preparation task are correct?

If you need help you can click on Read transcript below and read along while you watch the video.


Comprehension task

Arrange the stages of the conversation into the order they happened in the video.





Hello, Im Tan Tai
in this video, the woman say : "I bought a big house with… four bedrooms, and a garden… THE WORKS" so what does " THE WORKS" mean in this situation?

Hello Tan Tai,

This is an idiomatic expression meaning 'everything possible' or 'lacking nothing'. We use it to emphasise that something was complete, perhaps luxurious and even more than is needed. For example:

My new car has everything: air conditioning, cruise control, GPS, an onboard computer, heated seats, the works.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Yaah, i got this. Thank you very much indeed!!

I had to repeat three or four times the video to understand. I'm used to hear American English. Thanks for the video.

Hi Kirk
I can not reach the videos in the wach and listen section. I already reinstall the adobe flash player again

Hello Selim,

Could you tell us what brower, operating system and device you are using? That may help us to identify the problem for you.


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The LearnEnglish Team

How should I say it in English when I want to ask someone about the particular colour of something?
I use to say it like 'Which colour is of tiger?(Here I want to ask the particular colour of the tiger)
Is it correct?

Hello aini sid,

The most common way of asking this is: 'What colour is a tiger?' You can use this with just about anything, e.g. 'What colour is the sky?', 'What colour are his eyes?', 'What colour was your first car?', etc.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone. I'm new member here. I need you help so as to improve my speaking

Hello Khalid,

Welcome! I'd suggest you read our Help page, where you can find advice on how to do this and use our site in general. You might also want to check out Elementary Podcasts – start with Series 4.

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The LearnEnglish Team