Rob and Stephen take a look at ‘play’, ‘live’ and ‘mind’ and how they can be used in different ways.

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Intermediate: B1

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Hello, I connect using my smartphone, the problem is that I can't watch the exercices in flash, Is there any way to do in PDF or something?

Thank you.

Hello mcgomez,

Some of the exercises are available in pdf form. You can find 'Instructions and downloads' links on many pages, and you can also find a link to a 'Printer-friendly version' on most pages, including this page. However, the Flash exercises are interactive, allowing the user to check their answers, see tips and so on, and this is not replicable in a pdf format. In this case, a Flash-compatible device is necessary to access them.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sir,
Can you please tell me if it is polite and formal to say "Mind your head" to ask someone to take care of their head. If not, how could I say that in a polite manner?
I think the expression "Mind your business" is impolite, so, I am a bit confused.

Hello Adtyaggrwl,

'Mind your head' (meaning 'be careful not to bump your head') is perfectly polite provided it is said in a polite tone and with a friendly face (so it does not sound like a command, but a helpful warning). When we are warning someone to be careful we need to be quite direct as we don't want to take so long telling them that the warning comes too late!

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for the clarification!

Hello...thanks to word on the street team for the english course...I really love it

I want to ask something, can I change play the piano with play a piano?..thanks before

Hello niken.rizky,

When we want to say that a person knows how to play an instrument, we use 'the' before the instrument, not 'a':

He plays the guitar.

He plays the flute.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for your explanation,

hi guys, i have only a small problem in this clip ..at e.g. 3.34 until e.g. 3.39, i can't understand very well what rgb said.

i hope someone can help me.

thank you so much.

regards

Hello rosario70,

Rob says: "If something's catchy -  a name or a song - it catches you, it gets hold of your attention, like a song with a really catchy tune."

Please remember that the language focus sections of each episode are designed to explain certain language points. It's not necessary to understand every word that you hear; only to understand the key points being made.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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