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Education Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie decide to take a course on basic car maintenance. Anxious to get his hands dirty, Stephen learns a lesson the hard way.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Dear sir,
I am trying to find an English word or phrase for the item (a type of headgear) as it appears in the pictures shown in the following link: ----
Would you mind helping to tell me what it is called in English?
Thanks a bunch.
Van - from Vietnam.


what are the velarized words in this section

Have a nice day, Kirk and the team,

My name is Van, from Hanoi, Vietnam.

Would you mind helping me to have a glace at my essay below? I mean, just the wording (arrangements and the way I write the sentences).

Thanks a bunch.

Some people think that the media should be for entertainment only. While other people believe that media should have education value. Discuss both view and give your own view.
Opinions are divided between ideas that the media should serve entertainment purposes and foster education values. In my opinion, the media can and should be both entertaining and educational.
On the one hand, the media has a prominent role in entertainment. Firstly, theyare communication outlets or tools and devices used to store and deliver information or data such as TV, the radio, and computers, etc. It is widely believed the media are a valuable and practical tool for information dissemination. The reason why the media becomes popular is its easily and rapidly updated news and information. Every second in life, the electronic media provide its target audience with up to the minute breaking news and stories. For example, via the Internet, readers may get instant access to the most up-to-date information about the War Trade between the USA and China. In addition, more and more viewers are attracted to game shows and reality programmes on television because of their high amusement level and top-ranking quality..
On the other hand, some people think that educational aspects should be appreciated. It is true that the media can affect directly their users, especially children and teenagers. At present, there are a number of programs which have violent actions, swearing, or discourteous speeches. Moreover, those programs contain sexual images which are inappropriate to their ages. As a result, it is advisable that the government take proper consideration the issuance of relevant educational programmes through the media.
In conclusion, even though there are different opinions between the entertainment purposes and educational values of the media, I agree with these both views.

Thank you for taking the time to make this video. For me, this website is the best to learn English every day. I started to work my English there was two months. The results, I have learnt many words of vocabulary, I improved my oral understanding but still some difficulties of pronunciations. That's why we have to work our English every day. It's very important. Today, I have learnt many words related the different component of a car.

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That's a really great video for learning more English. I don't have and I don't drive a car, I don't know anything about car maintenance, but I own a bike and I cycle daily. And still, I wouldn't know how to change a tire or fix the breaks, I can only put the chain back if it falls off. I need to take up a course for fixing bikes!

Oops, I made two mistakes here, or is there any more? :D
"...change a *tyre* or fix the *brakes* ..." I really need to study this lesson well.

Hello everybody.
I'm from Porto Alegre, in Brazil. I'm an English teacher and I also teaches Portuguese for foreigners. In fact, I have a student from Liverpool who lives here and he's a nice guy.
Well, thanks for all the videos! They're really great and always save my day as a teacher. Thank you very very much!
Regarding the subject of this video, I should say that I really would like to be able to fix cars. I used to have an old Fusca (VW) and after some time I ended up learning some of the basic things in mechanics, but I would like to know more.
Thanks again!

Have a nice day, Kirk and the team,

My name is Van, from Hanoi, Vietnam.

I have one question: what should I say when I want to ask someone to make his / her hair in a bun, in stead of let it flow freely on his/ her shoulder? And besides, should I use the word "his/her" or "their" in this sentence?