Checking understanding

In this video, Paul has problems understanding Bob. Listen to the language they use for checking understanding and practise saying the useful phrases.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.

Transcript

Ana: Hi, I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say!

 

Do you know what to say when you want to check your understanding? Listen out for useful language for checking your understanding. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.

 

Bob: This isn't right. Hey! Excuse me, Paul, could you pass me the hammer?

Paul: Sorry, Bob, my ears are blocked. I can't hear you very well. Could you say that again, please?

Bob: The hammer. Please could you pass it to me?

Paul: The spanner?

Bob: No. The hammer! 

Paul: Sorry, Bob, I don't understand. This is the spanner! 

Bob: No, Paul, I need the hammer. It's in the toolbox, on the left, under the scissors.

Paul: Sorry, Bob. Could you repeat that more slowly, please? 

Bob: The hammer … in the toolbox … on the left … under the scissors.

Paul: On the left … under the scissors … Oh! Do you mean the hammer? Is this it?

Bob: Yes, that's right! 

Paul: Ah! Why didn't you say so?

Bob: I did! 

 

Ana: Hello again! Oh dear. I think Paul needs to go home and sleep. So, did you notice the useful phrases used for checking your understanding? Listen to me and then repeat.

 

I'm sorry?

I can't hear you very well.

Could you say that again, please?

I don't understand.

Can you repeat that more slowly, please?

Do you mean the hammer?

Is this it?

Yes, that's right! 

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you want to check your understanding in English. Bye for now! 

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Submitted by senaguner on Fri, 29/01/2021 - 23:46

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This video is been very useful for me. Because I learnt new phrases also I practiced with it. Thanks a lot.

Submitted by IMRAN HOSEN on Sat, 23/01/2021 - 15:38

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It's not working why??

Hello Imran Hosen,

Is the video still not working for you? It's working for me, and I don't see any errors on the page. Usually this means that the browser or device you are using is not compatible with the video player. I'd suggest trying a different browser and/or device and seeing if it works there.

If not, please let us know what operating system, browser and browser version you're using and I'll see if I can figure out what's wrong.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Samer Isa,

I don't see any problems with the video. I'm afraid this means that the problem is probably with your device or browser. I'd suggest trying different ones to see if one works.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Samer Isa,

Please read my response to Imran Hosen above -- I give you the same advice.

Hope this helps.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Leila77 on Fri, 22/01/2021 - 16:34

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Yes, it was useful.