Organising a group project

Organising a group project

Listen to people organising a group project and answer the questions to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Cara: So for our group project, do you want to start this week?

Selim: Yeah, I want to start early so we have enough time.

Robert: Me too, but I've got a big maths project too.

Cara: How about we meet first to plan what we're going to do? Just for an hour.

Robert: Good idea, Cara.

Cara: When are you free?

Robert: I can always do mornings before 10.

Cara: Robert … Uh …

Selim: I'm sleeping before 10!

Robert: OK! OK, so when are you two free?

Cara: Wednesdays are good for me. But not very early, please!

Selim: I can't do the mornings on Wednesdays but I have 3 till 5 free.

Robert: I can do 4 o'clock, just before my maths class.

Cara: Great, 4 then. Where shall we meet?

Selim: The library?

Robert: I don't know. The library isn't a good place for a planning meeting as we can't talk in there.

Cara: How about the university café? It's near the library. We can talk in there. And eat cake.

Selim: Cake is good.

Robert: OK, so Wednesday at the café. I need to leave at ten to five to go to my maths class.

Cara: No problem. Planning will take less than an hour.

Selim: OK! See you Wednesday for cake.

Robert and Cara: See you, Selim!

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Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 17:20

I like to study with my friends in the park or in their houses

Submitted by pabloxje on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 03:13

I like to work at a Café or at meeting rooms that are inside some libraries.

Submitted by m.someah on Tue, 01/12/2020 - 15:18

Honestly, I tend to study somewhere with no distractions. So, the best place can be a library or my house for gathering with my friend in order to study and research.

Submitted by Sergio1994 on Sun, 29/11/2020 - 16:16

In my case, when we organizing a group project of the university, stay the meeting an specific hour, but always someone of the group doesn't go to the meeting xd

Submitted by hasan.kumek on Thu, 19/11/2020 - 16:56

We study with friends on zoom, but I would like to meet our library of university. This days we have unusual situation.

Submitted by kkt on Mon, 16/11/2020 - 07:14

What accents are these in?

Hello kkt,

Cara's accent is Scottish. I would guess around Edinburgh, but I'm not an expert on Scottish regional varieties.

Robert's accent is from the north-west of England: Lancashire or the Manchester region.

Selim's accent is a southern English accent. It doesn't have very strong regional features, so it's hard to place it specifically, but it would probaby be somewhere in the region sometimes called the Home Counties - the counties around London from Essex to Oxfordshire.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 08:59

Dear British Council Team, Please explain ten to five and twenty to eight. I couldn't understand.