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Animals Scene 1

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

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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I hear it gets complicated because for me I'm a rookie, had good fast and I have to repeat the video several times but I liked the video and the dog looked adorable, I have to improve in this sseguir of English

Hello MauricioInter261,

It's great that you listen to each video several times. Even if you understand everything the first time, it's good to listen repeatedly and to read the transcript as you listen. After you're familiar with the episode, be sure to practise pronouncing it as well - that way you can improve your speaking and vocabulary as well as your listening.

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I can't do the tasks because it requires Adobe Flash Player, which is not supported by my device
( tablet ). it can be viewed only on a desktop computer or on mobile devices that support Flash Player . :(

to mr. Peter M : Thanks a lot ! It was really a great answer !!! Very useful to me indeed .

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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Peter

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,

 

Peter

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 ?

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