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Case Studies: Structure - Interview with Lecturer

The purpose of a Case Study is to develop and demonstrate an understanding of a real-life case, and make a decision about it.

Watch the video and try the tasks to understand more about Case Studies.

Task 1

Watch the video and decide if the statements are true or false.


Task 2

Watch the video and fill in the blanks.


Task 3

Which of the following does the lecturer say you should include in your report?


Task 4

In which sections of your Case Study report would you include the following?



Have we got any plasters? I (chop)

vegetables for dinner and I (cut)

my finger. sir look at the sentence my problem is that " I (chop)

vegetables for dinner"it give me a sense of past continuous just like that i was chopping the vegetables for dinner "why it is like that?and i have cut my finger

Hello attiq ur,

I'm afraid I don't fully understand your question. Could you write the sentence out in full please? That will help. It would be good to post the question on a relevant page as well, like this one on the past continuous.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, I'm on the way of preparation for IELTS. In this case, however my written condition and organisation of sentences are not in standard level to get well score. how can i improve my writing ?

I am trying to improve my English ,so I wrote some words ,Is it correct?
My Heart hurts me ….. because you are not here.
What I have to do ?to be here .I feel that my soul go round you.
My breath looking for you.
My mind Imagine you front me.
What I have to do? to be here.
If you looking in deep me….. you will find you , only you
My Heart real hurts me because you do not listen to me
When I say I love you
What I have to do? to be there next to me, walking with me,
What I have to do ? to be here with me .

Hello ghalia84,

This is a fantastic poem – thanks very much for sharing it with us! I'm afraid we get too many comments every day to be able to correct users' writing, but I will make one suggestion – use 'do' as an auxiliary verb in the question that you repeat several times: 'What do I have to do?'

By the way, you might enjoy our Stories & Poems section, where you can find other poems to read, as well, of course, as stories.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, British Council Team

I found some difficulties in solving questions in task 4. I've tried to listen the audio again and again to find the right answer, but she didn't clearly mentione what sort of contents belong to each categories. moreover, I assume there should be more areas in main, yet there are only 3. So I wonder if there is some errors in the task, or am I expected to assign each contents to correct category according to my own consideration?

Hi, I've just finished Task 4 in Case Study. I think that there is an error in the Answers table. The second column, ( MainBody) is fulfilled twice with the same answer (Analysis of Findings) and the Statistic answer is not present. I have to say that I have some problems giving the correct English signification to words that have an ancient Latin origin but due to historical and cultural reasons the modern signification is changed.
Thanks for answering and don't mind correcting my writing..:))

I'd like to improve my language, both writing and speaking.... I am not good at English. I'd like to speak with native speakers without error. I am listening elementary podcast....that i could understand. but when i speak with others i can't speak properly. what shall i do......pls guide me....

Hi Teena Harshan,

It's hard to give specific advice without knowing how you speak at the moment.  However, there are some general suggestions that I can make which will help you to improve over time.  The most important thing you can do is to speak English as often as possible.  To do this a partner is very helpful, so think about the people you know and consider if any of them could be a practice partner for you.  It may be that you know someone else who is also learning English and who would like to practise with you, or perhaps you know some people who do not speak your language but do speak English.  However, if you do not have a practice partner it does not mean that you cannot practise because it is possible to practise alone.  Just speaking English to yourself while you are at home, going about your normal daily activities, can help a great deal with your fluency and can help you to feel more confident, which will help you to cut down your hesitation and give you more confidence when speaking to others.

You can also use the audio and video materials here on LearnEnglish to improve your fluency. After doing the exercises, try listening with the transcript (listening and reading). Then try saying the text yourself, and finally try saying it with (and at the same speed as) the recording. This will help you to develop speed in your speech, which is a key component of fluency.  You'll also pick up a lot of language as chunks - words which are often used together in set phrases - which you can use to communicate with less hesitation.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,

I found this website today, and see it as a wonderful platform. I am an English major student, have graduated for around 3 yrs, my English reading skill is better than my speaking and listening skill. So my target is to prove my speaking and listening skill. Tonight, I will attend our company's English corner, our teacher is a lady from England. I hope I could speak English more and listen more, I agree with ur way of learning, like"after doing the exercises, try listening with the transcript (listening and reading). Then try saying the text yourself, and finally try saying it with (and at the same speed as) the recording. " I will work hard and log in this website frequently. Thanks.