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Ashlie goes for an interview - but her interviewer is more interested in someone else!


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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


I am a Chinese learner. I just cannot watch the video. Could you give me some suggestion?

Hello yupeter,

This may be a problem with your device. You need have a flash-compatible device, which means that some mobile devices, for example, such as tablets or phones, will not show our videos. I suggest that you try a different device such as a laptop or desktop computer and see if that solves your problem.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Thank You Teacher ! The Learn English Team is always kind and helpful :)
But will you be so kind to give me an idea of contexts when "will" is preferable to "present forms" ?

Hello iliya_b,

The difference is quite small and in many contexts both are possible, though [hope + present] is much more common. It's quite similar to how we use [if + present] in first conditional forms, and when it's possible to use [if + will].

The first difference is that [hope + present] can have a present and a future meaning, while [hope + will] has only a future meaning. Compare:

I hope she likes it. [now or in the future]

I hope she will like it. [in the future]

The main other difference in terms of meaning is that [hope + will] is more tentative (less certain) and suggests that there is a choice to be made. Like [if + will], it is sometimes used as a more polite form:

'If you will come this way, Sir...' [meaning something like 'If you wouldn't mind coming this way, Sir...]

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Teachers ! When Ashlie speaks to Stephen about the audition she omits " will " twice . First time she says : ' I really hope I get this part .' , and later on : ' I hope , I get it though . ' Why does she speak like that ?

Hello iliya_b,

In most contexts we use a present form after 'hope'. Although it is possible to use 'will' in some contexts, the present form is much more common.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hii all :) İts nice to watch this episodes and learn to new things and rules.There for I really thank to all team for serves.But can you recomend me something about what can I improve my professional writing skills and also understand to long sentences?thanks again...

Hello sassha,

We are working on some materials for business writing, but I'm afraid it's going to take us some time to finish them. In the meantime, there are some resources available at our sister site, the ESOL Nexus, on their Build your writing skills page.

It's also a good idea to read authentic texts that are similar to the ones you want to write. For this, I'd suggest doing internet searches. Pay close attention to the structure and typical phrases found in each kind of text. Take notes and use them when writing your own texts.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

You are helpful as always.Thank you so much again.I m please to see your response ;)

Dear Learn English team
This site is very useful, and thank you for your help and folow up.I have a question Ijoined ths site recently, but I feel that I miss alot of the cenversation of the vedios, so what do you advise me, for example to read the transcript instead of vedios or to hear from the vedios and folow on the trascript,I feel that my weakest piont is the conversation.
Waitng to hear from you.