Rob the teacher talks about using the word 'like' as a filler.

Task 1

Language Task

Read the sentences about using fillers and decide if they are true or false.

Exercise

Task 2

Language Task

Rearrange the text into the order of the dialogue in the video.

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

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Hi littlemoon86,
Great work, keep it up!
Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

could you tell me, what do you mean "loads of stuff " and when we can use this phrases?

Many thanks

Hi Mona,

If you look up 'loads' in our dictionary (see the search box on the right), you'll see in the second entry, under 'a load', that it's another way of saying 'a lot'. The dictionary entry also notes that it's an informal expression, so you can use it in such contexts.

I hope that clears it up for you, but if not, please let us know.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Can we use loads, stuff, like in our writing?

Hello Samira_81,

You can if the writing is informal but I would not use these words in a formal piece. If you're writing a note or email to a friend then it would be fine to use words like 'loads' and 'stuff', but if you're writing a job application, for example, then it would not be appropriate.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello all

It's really magnificent . I like it so much but could anyone tell me how to download the episodes .

many thanks

Hello maged55,

We're glad that you enjoy Word on the Street, but I'm afraid the videos are not available for download. Our How to series of videos is available for download in the iTunes store if that interests you - just search for 'British Council LearnEnglish How to' and you'll find them.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hmm is a filler used in CAE speaking to beat time.

I feel pretty hard when I listen it.

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