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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


I want to tell someone that old customer called me, told me that he wanted his card to be charged immediately. I told him you would find infont of you on your card a covered bar, you could scratch it, therefore it would be charge it.
so conversation is right or wrong, if it is wrong, please inform me the right thing.
Thanks alot

Hello modyy,

I'm afraid I don't understand the situation you're describing well enough to be able to say if the way you worded it is correct or not. I understand that it's a card that has a code on the back that is covered, and that you advised your client to scratch it away. But how is the card charged by revealing the code? Doesn't the code have to be entered into a device for the charge to work?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello modyy,

Thanks. I think I understood everything, so I'd say it's good! I think the only part that someone might find confusing is the word 'therefore'. I think you mean something like 'in this way' or 'like this' instead of 'therefore' – if you look up those expressions in the dictionary (see the grey search box on the right) I think you'll see what I mean.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk...

Is this grammatically correct?

Aaron handedover the folder to Beatrice.

Who did Aaron handover the folder to?


Who does Aaron handover the folder?

*do i need to use the preposition "to"at the end of the question?

Thanks for your help.

Hello choosehappiness,

You need to include the preposition here, so the first version is correct. However, there is a mistake elsewhere with the verb 'hand over', which is two words and is a separable phrasal verb. The correct question is either of these:

Who did Aaron hand the folder over to?

Who did Aaron hand over the folder to?


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teacher,
Could you please tell me the different meaning between two words "practice" and "practise"? Sorry about the question unrelated to this topic.
Thank you

Hello minhka,

In British English, 'practice' is a noun and 'practise' is a verb. In American English, 'practice' is both a noun and verb. By the way, the dictionary has this kind of information if you ever wonder about other words with similar spellings.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk. I am a montessori teacher.I am supposed to converse in English with my children throughout the school day. I want to ask you whether you can help me to know correct ways of saying or asking for something.I would not be a skelf, honestly . I would ask only through/in sentences and won't make you people read or correct long paragraphs. I want to ask the way of saying something (one at a time).
Is it correct to say 'Bring this chair to that table!' (here,I want to have someone bring and place the chair with my desired table).
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Hello hafs sara,

This is not really a service we provide, but if you want to ask us a few such short questions, that's OK.

You're sentence is correct as long as you're referring to a chair that is near you and a table that is closer to the listener. If the chair is closer to the listener, then you should say 'that chair', and if the table is closer to you, you should say 'this table'.

Teach them to do it themselves!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi, i am ahsan. i want longer video file and want some friends to talk continuously