Rob talks about good ways to learn vocabulary and the uses of 'into'.


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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


hi all you, you're fantastic guys, by now i cannot help but improving my english lunguage, it's my free time, i'm making an effort heavily to get better my skill listening to. but i still have some problems.for example at (e.g. 1.05) i hear rob says: in that clip we've heard several words connected with the theatre. still (e.g. 1.13) some people find useful and easier to learn the words in Group, like a set of words. if you're learning english, where are you going to put these words to learn? in a notebook. in a notebook like this or you could use your phone and write your groups ............there .....until 1.35). i need you help.


Hello rosario70,

I'm not sure what you need help with here.  Are you asking us to write out the text of this section, or is there something in what Rob says which you do not understand and which you like us to explain?

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

my question was. i don't understand what does rob say until (1.35), someone may complete the phrasas kindly, as well as i'like to know the part(eg. 3.08-3.12).

i'm gonna keep to practising the lunguage thank to you.


Hi rosario70,

Here's from approximately 0:30 to 1:35, and then below is 3:08-12.

"I'm here to help people, but like I always say to my students, you have to decide what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. (What do you mean?) Well, different people learn in different ways, and if you're learning, you have to decide what works best for you. Let's look at an example. Watch this. (Stephen) Now, in that clip, we heard several words connected with the theatre. (words, Ashlie). Now, some people find it useful and easier to learn new words in groups, like a set of words. If you're learning English, where are you going to put those words to learn them? (Ashlie). Yes, in a notebook like this, or you could use your phone and write your groups of new words there."

"I hope we can help our viewers get really into learning English."

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hey, I want to ask you about the grammar books. Can you please name some good and helpful English grammar books ?

Hello abixaidi,

The British Council does not recommend particular books or particular publishers, but I can suggest some things which you might bear in mind when choosing a book. First of all, think about what you want from the book.  After all, which books are best for you will depend on what exactly you want the book for.  Are you looking for a book with exercises, or a reference book?  Do you want to find something similar to the grammar section here on LearnEnglish, or something in a different style?  Something written in English or your own language?  Perhaps the best idea is for you to take a look at what is available to you locally and try to get some advice from a teacher, if possible.  If you have a smartphone then you might also have a look at our LearnEnglish Grammar App, which you can find here.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello The LearnEnglish Team,
Would you mind to explain what is the difference between : I'm really not into opera and I'm not really into opera? because I saw there's only different place between really and not (the first and the next after "I'm").
Thanks for your explanation.
Best Wishes,

Hi Nenny,

'really' adds emphasis, so adding it before 'not' in 'I'm not into opera' means that I don't like opera at all.

'not really' means something like 'not much' or 'not very much', so 'I'm not really into opera' means that although I can see operas, I'm not very interested in them - only a little bit.

I hope this helps clarify it for you.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks, Kirk; your explanation has been very useful also for me.

I'm really want to learn into English