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How to ask someone to repeat something

Learn different ways you can ask someone to repeat what they have said.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


It is a writing exam which includes gramer excercises and also i have to do an essay.I need to learn more knew words in english.I hope you have understand me.

Hi luiza1995,
For the grammar exercises, you could look at our Grammar Exercises and also our section called English Grammar, which has explanations as well as exercises. There are also Vocabulary games, though to prepare for an exam, I suppose you will be tested on specific vocabulary, which may or may not be covered in these games.
As for writing, we have some pages on Essays in Writing for a Purpose. Please note that this section is oriented to advanced university-level academic writing - I'm not sure if that will be relevant for your exam. Finally, it might also be useful for you to look through the articles in our Magazine. These are examples of good writing that you could learn useful vocabulary and structures from.
I hope this is helpful!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hello everybody,I have an english exam and I realy want to practice it, is there any bady who can help me please?

Hello luiza1995,
Perhaps if you tell us what kind of exam it is we might be able to suggest some useful materials for you.  What kind of skills do you need in the exam (speaking, reading, listening, writing)?  Is it a general English exam or more specialist English (such as English for Business, for example)?  Are there any grammar structures or vocabulary areas you need to practise for the exam?  If you can give us some more information, I'm sure we will be able to suggest some exercises which will help you.
Best wishes
The LearnEnglish Team

what is the meaning mumbling

Hello goodboy86,
If you look on the right of the page you'll see a window marked 'Cambridge Dictionaries Online'.  Type your word in there and you'll see a definition, examples, pronunciation etc.  It's a great tool - give it a go!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Excellent activity, great coordination between the phases to attain meaningful learning, thanks for sharing!

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Hello, i am Zoe from China.Could anybody tell me how to pronounce "didn't". the actress pronounces it weakly and seems to skip it especially in the two sentences “ I didn’t quite catch that”, "I’m sorry… er I still didn’t get that". please give me a help, thanks a lot

Hello Zoe,
The word 'didn't' is often not stressed in English sentences and it can be quite hard to catch, as you say.  The best way to hear the pronunciation is to listen to examples, and as 'didn't' is such a common word you can find a lot of examples in our Audio and Video materials.
You can also use online phonemic transcribers, such as this one:
If you type in the word you need then you can get the phonemic transcription, and you can then use the British Council's interactive phonemic chart to help you hear each sound.
I hope that helps to answer your question.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team