Christmas Scene 1 Language Focus

 

Even Rob's getting into the Christmas spirit, with some special presents for Stephen and some special Christmas words for viewers.

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hi, I'm Huyen. I'm from Vietnam. I'm very happy when know this website. i'm a student but my english is quite bad. i dont know how to improve my English, when start and where start. can you show me? sorry if i type wrong. perhaps you understand my expression :(

Hi Huyen,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! It's difficult for me to give you concrete advice without knowing more about your needs, your abilities and your interests.  However, I can give you some general suggestions.

First of all, take some time to explore the site.  Use the links at the top of the page to go to different sections and see what kinds of materials are available.  Get a feel for the level of difficulty of different sections so you can see what will be most useful to you at the moment.

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Finally, try to find time to practise English during your regular day.  Perhaps you have a friend who is also learning English, with whom you can practise speaking, or perhaps you can practise by yourself, just speaking English when you are alone at home or at work.  This kind of practice is great for developing fluency in speaking, so that when you need to use English in the 'real' world you are ready and confident.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

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Peter

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Thanks much, it's an advise very useful. I'll try my best, give you a big kiss ^^

i love you forever. it is really helpful to improve my English capacity.

hello, Thanks for all these amazing videos .Please , I would like to ask about something I couldn't hear well. Rob says on :39 I have got this ,......???? Thanks

Hello littlemoon86,

Rob says "I've got this big sack here with some Christmas things inside".  A sack is what Santa Claus traditionally carries with him when he comes down the chimmney.

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

It's ok to eat chocolate as long as you dont have too much. :)
To be honest, when I eat chocolate i cant stop myself since I finish it.

Sorry, but I can't find the transcript. Can you check it again, please.

Hi williamha,

The instructions on this page were incorrect, as we do not have transcripts for the Language Focus videos in Word on the Street. I've now fixed the instructions on this page - thanks for your help with this!

But of course that doesn't help you very much with your question, does it! If there's a specific sentence or two that you have questions about, please feel free to ask us. If you do this, it would be very helpful if you could tell us at what time the sentences begin in the video.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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