Do you find it difficult to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain? 


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

True or false

Read the statements and decide if they are true or false.




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Hello, this may not concern at all, but I really need your help. I went to My Class last night and took some notes but i think i really mistook something.
"I READ THAT RECENT STUDIES that some people who are regularly screened for cancer have undergone unnecessary surgery"
It sounds weird. Can you tell me if it is wrong and tell me how i can correct it, please?
Thank you :D

Hello triettran97,

That sentence is not quite correct and there are several ways in which it might be phrased. The two most likely, I would say, are:

I read in some recent studies that some people who are regularly screened for cancer have undergone unnecessary surgery.

Recent studies have shown/suggested that some people who are regularly screened for cancer have undergone unnecessary surgery.


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That 's really helpful. Thank you so much :D :D

it's my first time here .. uh I get tired :(

I needed to read the transcript to understand what they saying. Not at all. The conversation it's a little fast to me. And this question about the UK it's same very confusion. Nice vídeo.


This is my first time to listen to BBc, but its too fast to me to catch the words , what you suggest to do