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My strange encounter with a wild pig

Listen to Jannie talking about an unusual visit from a wild animal.

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

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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Dear Adam,
By translating that sentence into Spanish it sounds better if the past tense is used as well, but after looking at section 3 of your page on reported speech I could understand why the writer chose the present tense.
Thanks again for your help,
Oscar 

Dear Oscar,
Both are possible, but I think the writer was emphasising that she does this every day and that's why she chose the present tense.
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

May i know that whether this audio was recorded by British council itself or shared by members? When i listen to it, i can hear many "em". Should i add this 'em' in in my conversation as well? I am the beginner in learning fluent English :), so i hope i can get a professional audio. Thanks.

Hi Sharon

This was recorded by a teacher - it is an authentic recording and so there are lots of 'erm's. These little words that don't change the meaning are called fillers and they are used when people are thinking what to say next. There are lots of different types and some are more formal than others: like, you know, well, um, er...

I don't think that you should add them to your speech on purpose. If you need time to think, it's better to fill the gap with one of these words than say nothing as people might think you have finished speaking.

Thanks

Jack

The LearnEnglish Team

Sometimes in our country we could see it in urban area....

It is really weird to see a wild pig stampede outside the British Council Hongkong.
But a herd of cattle roaming freely on the street in India is a normal phenomenon.

It was very interesting..
I have not seen wild pig in the city but I heard news that sometimes wild animals appeared in the city.. 
 

I have no such strange encounter experience , but it's very interesting.  I love wild animals but only see them in the zoo and on tv , ha ! 

Two years ago, I have made a strange encounter. I drove with my brand new car in a campaign. Suddenly, a very big pig crossed the street. I have tried to stop my car but I couldn't and I bumped into the pig. Fortunately, I drove slowly and the pid was safe, but my new car was broken. The pig was stronger than my car.  I like wild animals but I fear them.  This activity is very good, it allows me to listen, to write English. Thanks a lot.

unbelievable to see a pig outside british council because this is an urban area

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