Listen to Neil talking about Coventry City Football Club and why he's a loyal supporter.

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

Discussion

Language level

Upper intermediate: B2

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Hello Teacher
Please must any verb that comes after the word "thought" always be in past tense e.g

I thought Nigeria was a very large country

Hello BlessingF,

Past tense verbs are quite common after 'thought', but, for example, 'would' and 'could' are also very common. 

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

dear teachers..
thanks for provide us these abundant benefit materials of learning English.
my names is Afdhol and I'm 24 ages.
I just want to know why do some British people called their country with "Britain" where some of them also called "England" or "UK".
Hope I can get explanation. which one is the most used and the most popular.

Thank you

Hello afdhol19,

I'd suggest you watch our How to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain video. 'UK' stands for 'United Kingdom', and, as you'll see in the video, England is a part of the UK and Great Britain.

If it's still not clear after the video, please ask us again.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Please which of these is correct
1. What he would have done was to collect the book from her
2. What he would have done is to collect the book from her

Hello FrankB,

Both of them are correct – the situation is hypothetical, so there's no strict rule about whether a present or past form is correct here.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone!
Please clearify me in this.
Now that I have succeefully graduated from my Secondary School.
Which statement is correct among these two.
1. When I was in Secondary School, I promised my God that if I graduate succeessfully from my Secondary School that I will give him all that I have.
2. When I was in Secondary School, I promised my God that if I graduated succeessfully from my Secondary School that I would give him all that I had.

Hello BlessingF,

The second sentence is correct; the first one is not. All of the actions are in the past, and so past or 'would' verb forms are appropriate.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello The Learn English Team
Which one of these is correct
1. I was the one that saw you yesterday
2. I am the one that saw you yesterday

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