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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Yeha ..Geni Rufino

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"Be called in sick" is the reason for me to turn down the invitation :)

IT' good absolutely

Hy, it´s so fine. Thanks a lot Kirk

Hi. This is great. But is there a way to download the video so I can watch this when I am not online?

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Hi, I can't watch this video. How do you think what it is the reason? Thank you

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Thank you for answering me. In fact I am using simple laptop, not ipad or iphone. I have problems with all videos. I see only images in the space where videos should be
Thank you in adnvance