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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


Hi Syrus,

I think they were going to say " you need to wash them(your hands) now. and the H word is missing.





good evening british council,

Excellent, I got many comments on your video clip of web from my students, they  really enjoy learning English at classroom. Perhaps, next clip any scenes of classroom on the word of street will be more interesting, especially some terms are very common used.


sibolga, indonesia

Good focus on the different uses of the verb ‘need’. Can be rather confusing at times.

Great scenes too, thanks!



I am from India. Thanks a lot to British council and those people who are behind this Organisation to help people like me to learn better english. I have been using this website for last one year. But recently I have found a problem. Some mp3 and pdf file can not be downloaded. I use IE9 and FF4.When I try to download them the following message is shown-IE9/FF4 Could not find the content.Can anyone help me or tell me the reason behind it.

Hi Abhijit,

I'm glad to hear you like the website.

Can you give me an example of a page where you cannot download the mp3 or pdf files?

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team



    Adam,Thanks for reply.I could not download these files.

1) Tay bridge disaster & April fool's day (Page-Stories & Poems)

2) My son & My life in the UK (Page-I wanna talk about)

3) Leisure (Page-UK Culture)


Hi Abhjit,

That's very useful information, thank you. I can download these files, so I'm not sure what the problem is. I will ask my colleague Jack in Sri Lanka if he can access them, in case the problem is geographic.

One other idea - could you try clearing your web browser cache?

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Good works.

Hello Adam, how are you?

Today i know this website.

I'm from Brazil, the country of carnival. I live in São Paulo.

I Would like exchange informantion witch every body. Because i need expand my vocabulary.

Thank you!!

Hello everyone

We're sorry if you've been having problems with the video on this page. We have changed the video so hope it's working now. It was really strange, it was working for some people and not for others.

Anyhow, we're happy that it's working now.

Thanks for letting us know and for your patience.

If you are still having problems with this or any other video on the site, please let us know. 



The LearnEnglish Team