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

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.

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Intermediate: B1

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Thank you very much for your explanation,

Thanks for the clarification!

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

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

On question number 3 (Task 1) I thought it was "I love playing by Shakespeare.." instead "I love plays". Could you please explain that?

Hello,

The key here is 'by' - 'playing by someone ' can mean for example playing a game near them, but nothing that would make sense in the context of Shakespeare.

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

What's the different pronounciation between 'life' and 'live' (adjective)? They are sound similar for me. Are they decided by the context of sentence?

Hello,

Our online dictionary (on the right) includes pronunciation examples you can listen to, so that's probably the easiest way for you to answer your question.

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

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