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Animals Scene 1 Language Focus

Rob and Stephen get stressed, and Rob talks about will, could and might.

Task 1

Decide how many syllables each of these words has. Then decide where the stress is, and group similar words together.


Task 2

Read the first sentence and then decide if will, could or might is needed to give the second sentence the same meaning.


Task 3

Which phrase finishes the conversation?


Task 4

Here are the four conversations from the last exercise. Type in the boxes to complete them. The first letters of the words are given for you, so don't type them.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


I don't well understand the task 1. How can I learn the syllabus? Thanks, Sir!

Hello Aung Ko Latt,

In this task, the letter 'o' represents an unstressed syllable and 'O' represents a stressed syllable. So, for example, in the word 'tiny', the first syllable ('ti') is emphasised more than the second one ('ny'), so it goes in the 'Oo' group.

Does that make more sense now?

Remember that after you try a couple of words, you can press 'Finish' and then 'Show Answers' to see the answers if you find it very difficult.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. I couldn't understand the syllables concept at all

Hi Hiba Ahmed,

Yes, it can be tricky. Feel free to watch the video again and try the tasks. If you have a question, we'll try to help :)

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, please explain why do "injured" and "lovely" have 2 syllables?
Thank you for helping and best wishes

Hello natrish

'injured' is pronounced /ˈɪn.dʒəd/, and 'lovely' is pronounced /ˈlʌ (follow the links to hear them) -- note that the 'e' in both 'injured' and 'lovely' is not pronounced.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I have some question about COULD and MIGHT, when I use them? What the difference about those?

Hello andreiabauermann,

Please take a look at our pages on modal verbs, which have detailed explanations and examples, plus activities to practise them. If you have any specific questions after you've read those pages, please post them on those pages and we'll be happy to help.



The LearnEnglish Team

I am not able to add more than one word to each box. So when I click on finish it says I finished just 3 words. Please help

Hello Cassandra-s,

Are you talking about Task 1? When you add words to a box that already has a word in it, you must click or press on the word you want to move and then click or press on the small hand on the right side of the word that is already in the box. Then the new word should go in the box without making the other one disappear.

It's easy to do but difficult to explain, so if you need more help please let us know.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team