Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.
Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say!
Do you know what to say when you want to show interest? Listen out for useful language for showing interest. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.
Noelia: Morning, Bob.
Bob: Oh, good morning.
Noelia: It's so rainy today. The weather in this country is horrible!
Bob: Yes … yes … The weather was even worse when I lived in Canada.
Noelia: Oh, I didn't know that you lived in Canada, Bob. How cool!
Bob: One winter it was so cold and windy that I fell on the ice and broke my leg in three places.
Noelia: Oh no! You're joking!
Bob: I wish I was, Noelia, I wish I was. I was never the same after that winter. And my leg is still bad today.
Noelia: Really? I'm sorry to hear that. Poor you.
Bob: But it's not all bad. I met my wife in the hospital. She was the doctor who looked at my leg!
Noelia: No way!
Bob: It was love at first sight!
Noelia: Ah, that's brilliant!
Bob: Yes, and we're still in love 40 years later …
Noelia: So in the end, breaking your leg was the best thing that could have happened.
Bob: Yes, I suppose it was!
Ana: Hello again! Aww, I love a story with a happy ending! So, did you notice the useful phrases used for showing interest? Listen to me and then repeat.
Oh, I didn't know that you lived in Canada!
Oh no, poor you.
I'm sorry to hear that.
Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you want to show interest in English. Bye for now!
I broke my arm when I was playing football with my schoolmates. It was very painful.
Yeah! I have broken an arm when l came back on my motorbike to my homertown.
No, I have ever broken my arm or leg but my nice. She was a little girl then and she broke her arm when she was playing a scooter and fell down.
I never broke my arm and leg
Well! I've never broken a leg or arm before, It was so much worse than that. I had a terrible accident when I was young. We were playing in our neighbor's backyard when I step into a wooden plank with a rusty nail hammered upright. It was terrying it made a hole around my sole, I passed out in terror, was taken to the hospital and had my foot cast. It was such a frightening experience. I cringe just the thought of it. Though terrifying I learned my lesson from it, never walk barefoot and never break into someone's backyard. Hehe
Yes I have,I broken my two rib, when I was washing my cat. I was standing in the bathtub and he was in my embrace. Suddenly, he want to escape from my embrace, then I lost my balance and fell to the edge of the bathtub.
Luckily I've never.
Luckily, I never broke both of them. But my father broke his leg a few years ago. He was really drunk at the time and fell down the stairs. It was the second time it has happened.
Yes. My left leg broked 3 years ago.
Fortunately, i never broke my leg or arm.