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A request from your boss

Listen to some requests from a manager to practise and improve your listening skills..

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Beginner: A1


Hello admins

Can you help me? The boss in the audio says "Can you...?" to her staff.
Is it common for a boss saying "Can you ...?" instead of "Could you...?" or "Will you...?"

Hello Rafaela1

'Can you ...' and 'Could you ... ' are probably the most commonly used forms in a situation like this, though 'Would you ...' and 'Will you ...' and other forms are also possible. 'Can you ...' is not impolite when people know each other well, which could be why it is used here.

When you speak English, if you're not sure which form is more appropriate, I would recommend you choose the more polite or more formal form. Even if the informal form were better, it's generally better to be too polite than too impolite!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Sometime I help people, I fix their satellites and their phones.

it is a good conversation

How Can we download audio from this,Please Help me.

Hello Hay Man Oo,

I'm afraid the material can only be listened to on the page, and cannot be downloaded for use elsewhere.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot British Council For all lessons.

Hi everyone.
I want you to help me to learning English very quickly and Use for a short time.
What can i do?
Sorry for any mistake.

Hello Sovanmony Kem,


Please take a look at our home page, where you can take a test to assess your level and use the search tool to find useful material.


Also, please read our Getting Started guide carefully. It will help you to organise your learning on the site most effectively.


As far as learning quickly goes, that's really up to you. The more time you invest, the quicker your progress will be. Try to use English as much as you can, reading a range of texts, listening or watching English-language media and even speaking to yourself at home to develop fluency. And don't give up - sometimes it seems progress is slow, but remember that progress is never slower than when you stop!


Good luck!



The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Sir, For your guide.