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Bestival Scene 2 Language Focus

Rob talks about the different ways we use the verb need.

Watch the video and then complete the Tasks.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


help!help!why the video of the website can not be play ?!

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hi where can ifound download link for lestening materials

Hi Haitham,
This page has video on it, rather than pure listening materials. I'm afraid you can't download the video, but we have lots of mp3 files that you can download on this site.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you! "Need"and "don't need" are useful verbs! I learnt about it.

Hello British Council. Hi Adam.
I was wondering if I could correct a mistake. I've found it in the second task. Have a look: 'Look at your hands! You _____ to was(h) them now!'
Thanks for attention.

Hello Dm_ry

Thanks for that. I'll correct that right away.


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello British Council Team,
At the outset, let me take pride in learning English with your organisation. Being an Indian, I am glad to have English (oral or aural) skills that of our ancient rulers.
I have a problem here, in recent times, what i've observed is the way I am speaking and the way I am writing is being influenced at the most by some software applications. For e.g., i have spelled out the word Organisation (which i am used to since my childhood and my school taught me that)... .but it's showing mistake in here.
So, what's my point over here is at least I shouldn't expect the same from an organisation like this. By the way, how organisation is spelled out in British.?
I am here to learn English (the Prolific British English) but not the flavour of it. Kindly look into it.
Excuse me if any offense.
Best Regards,

Hi Venkat,
To the best of my knowledge, 'organisation' is the correct spelling in British English. I'm American and 'organization' is the correct spelling in American English. My web browser is set to American English and marks 'organisation' as incorrect.
Perhaps your browser is set to American English?
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Erik,
Thank you for the clarification.