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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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.

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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.

 

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

It's like a good stuff to learn . this video is amazing and useful. it's like having great expressions and stuff to use in daily situations and a bit like explaining English in an interesting way  .Oxford is really beautiful and have loads to do besides studying there.like,you can meet new colleagues from different countries and have culture exchange and stuff.
so how about that? I am trying to use the fillers (like and stuff) in my speech and writing ) :)
Thank you British council team and staff :)

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

Hello, l want to learning englısh. please help to me..Can you add to your facebook?

yes of couse you can add my facbooke

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