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Instructions

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.

Task

Comprehension task

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

Exercise

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Comments

Hi brothers i am Ahmed basabeen i am new one here also .
please i have a question . when i read in in this site in (( How can i improve my speaking ))
i found speaking with your self is one of the answers but can i know how much time i should speak with my self in a day to improve my speaking??

Hello BaSabeena,

That depends on how much time you have and what kind of learner you are. For most people, consistency is more important than the total amount of time. In other words, it's usually better to work a little bit every day (or most days) than to work for many hours only one day per week.

For speaking to yourself, I'd suggest you spend a little time each week making a list of expressions and words you want to practise, and then as you live your life, try using those words and phrases when they are relevant. You can also imagine situations when you would use them and practise saying them.

Good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

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
Thanks
Selim

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.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello;
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,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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