Learn how to say 'no' to a formal invitation.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.

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Intermediate: B1

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some invitations can be a night mare.

The Tasks Tab does not load for me. :(

Hello Marcio11,

I'm sorry to hear you are having problems with this. Could you describe a little more fully what you see and how you are accessing the site? Can you see the tab? What happens when you click on it? What device are you using (a tablet, a phone, a laptop etc) and what system do you have (Windows, Mac OS, Linux etc)?

This information will help us to work out what is causing the problem and to see if we can help you to solve it.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

for the first time i feel difficulty to pick the sentences but transcript is very helpful to understand.

The lesson is very useful, though they speak too fast for me, I had to read the transcript afterwards as I couldn't catch some phrases. And I liked the phrase 'prior engagement', I am going to add it to my vocabulary. Thanks a lot!

Hello Titika,

I just wanted to encourage you to keep up your work - the more you listen, even if you need to use the transcript to understand everything, the better your comprehension will get. We have lots of videos with transcripts once you finish these - see Word on the Street, for example. And keep a list of new words and phrases (such as 'prior engagement') - this is an excellent way to expand your vocabulary.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Most videos can't see for me!

Hello asayew,

It sounds like you need to download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player on your device. That usually solves problems with the videos, but if not, please let us know.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I have already installed adobe player based on your suggestion but still no change.From your program 'words from the street' was my favorite topic and I couldn't see the video. What shall I do?

Hello asayew,

To test to see if the problem is related to your device, I suggest you try accessing the site on a different device (a laptop or desktop) to see if that helps.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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