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 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 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!
Hi Gisore Ndakenesha Francois,
Speaking is something that you need to do in order to learn, so try to find some opportunities in your local area to talk in English. Maybe there is somebody in your family, workplace or community who is also interested in the same thing? If so, you can talk with and learn together. You may also consider joining a class that provides speaking practice. Apart from that, keep on expanding your vocabulary and understanding of grammar, as these allow you to express your ideas more precisely. Those are just a few ideas I had, but I hope they are of some use.
Good luck with it and keep going!
The LearnEnglish Team
It's very useful thanks for your effort.
Thx the course is really helpfull for my learning.Btw I want a friend to practise my english skills.Can you guys join me?
yeah this is very useful to improve our speaking skills gradually. I want a partner to practice
I want to partner for practice too
Do you have a partner? May I become your partner, please?
I want a partner to speak
Hi, I would like to be a partner with you for speaking practice.