Get it right when ordering drinks in pubs!

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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.

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Really I am interested in these videos. I need to improve my listening and pronunciation as well. When I listened to this video, this sentence "I’d like a pint of bitter and two halves of lager please" I tried to listen it many many times but unfortunately I couldn't catch its word. How can I determine and catch the sentence's words and improve to listen such a fast English?

Thank you

OMG that man really handsome!!! hope meet a guy like him in pub someday

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thank u and best of luck.

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Some people get used to speak and speak and speak, but they just cannot get the point. They waste other people's time in banks, stores, restaurants...

this matrial can help improving my english thank a lot

Hello, I have a confusion regarding the usage of some words, I mean whether they should be used as plural or singular. For example, when we mention a club or team (football, cricket etc) or a country (like India in certain sense) the auxiliary verb/principal verb that follows the club or team name immediately should be plural or singular?? How they should be dealt with. I am giving you two examples to drive home my point.
Example 1:
Barcelona need/needs to replenish their defense in order to sustain their amazing winning streak in Champions League.
Example 2:
The Indian cricket team for 2013 Champions League include/includes some very bright youngsters ready to take on the world by storm.
In both the examples the bold/italicized portions are precisely the areas of confusion for me. Whether it is need or needs or in that case include or includes and why??
A response will be highly appreciated.

Hello Pollock!
 
You'll find the answer on our page about common problems with count and uncount nouns! Look for the section on group nouns.
 
Don't forget we have a search box - if you have a question, just enter a few key words, and see what turns up! This will also help you to find the best page to ask your question, too - your question doesn't have much to do with ordering a round in a pub!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

hi learn english team. iam really upset. when i watch the video , icant underestand their accent at all. i have to see transcription at first then i watch video. i really disapointed.at present i am living in Australia and people have same as this accent  and i dont underestand them, please guide me, iam really scared. i should talk english with people in here . i really tank you for the best english team.

Hello setareye!
 
I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble! People are often surprised how difficult listening to native speakers can be. They often talk very fast and use different words, as well as having different accents. Don't be scared or disappointed - this is perfectly normal. I don't know how long you've lived in Australia, but with a little bit of time, you may find it easier to understand. Make sure you keep practising with slightly easier listenings, too, like our Elementary Podcasts.

If you need to talk to people about something, think about what words you might use or how they might answer. When I have to speak Chinese where I live, in Taiwan, I try to think of useful words before I talk to people, so I can recognise them when I hear them. Also, don't be afraid to ask people to slow down or say something again when they talk to you. Again, I do this in Chinese and in my experience most people will try to talk more slowly and simply for you.

Don't give up!
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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