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How to greet someone you haven't seen for ages

Learn some phrases for talking with someone you haven't seen in a long time.

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

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Intermediate: B1

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I have been watching videos on this site (brit. council) for more than two years on my pc. But recently, a few days back all the videos from your site stopped playing and the sign 'invalid source' is displayed. I can watch other videos like youtube etc. I have saved the site on the favorite bar, I used to click the icon to get direct access to the site. The site opens but videos are not displaying. I don't know what to do. I have improved my English a lot by watching brit. council videos.

Hello Ningappa,

Does this error message give you any other details? If so, please let us know so that we can follow this up. It'd also be useful to know what operating system and browser version you're using.

In the meantime, I'd suggest you try a couple of things. First, update your Flash player. Very often this will fix the problem. You could also try reloading the page and/or viewing it in different browsers.

I'm sure we can help you fix this problem in one way or another, and thanks for letting us know that you find the videos useful.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Ningappa,

I'm glad that worked for you! Thanks for letting us know.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

unable to see the videos now.

Hello Ningappa Chandapure,

I've just checked the video and it appears to be working fine. I see that you said 'now' in your comment - does this mean that the video was working before, and has just stopped recently? If so, it may be a temporary problem. Do you have problems with other videos on the site (such as this one, for example), or just this one?

Please let us know if you are still having problems with this. If so, please also let us know what device you are using to access the site. The videos require Flash-compatibility and some devices, such as some mobile devices, do not have this.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

why i can't see the vedio?

Hi Lingna,

I was just able to watch the video with no problems, so I'm afraid you'll have to tell us more about what kind of device you're using and what happens. You could also try viewing it in a different browser, and updating your Flash player - or installing one if you don't have it already. This often solves the problem.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

i have a question regarding comma, i wil show it through example. Mr Ali,Ahmad and salim are playing football. did i use the commas correctly.? another example mr ali, ahmad, salim and moin pare playing football. did i use the commas correctly here? plz let me know i m unable to understand it. because some one told me if you are talking about four people or tihings then i have to use comma before and?

Hello seabuni,

The answer really depends on who you ask. As you can see in the wikipedia entry for Serial commas, many style guides recommend using a comma before and in such lists, but especially in British English, normally a serial comma is not used before and. If you're writing for a publisher or teacher, then you should ask what they prefer, but if you're just writing for general purposes, you can decide which you prefer.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hi! nice to meet you :).
we say " haven't seen for ages" or " haven't seen in ages" or the both are correct .
thank you :).

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