Business-minded Johnny is busy as always, while Harry has an important question in mind. What is it? Written by Chris Rose.

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Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

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Task 2

We use tag questions to confirm our understanding of something. Look at these sentences.

So everyone knows now, do they?
He isn’t going to ask her now, is he?
She will say yes, won’t she?

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Hello everyone.I am Mehri from Iran.I am so glad that joined British Council.I hope improve my English beside you.Thank you very much

i have joined in this website for 1 year but this is the first time of for registering and making comment.  i would like to say thanks a lot British council team and actually i have plan to resign in my work for learning english more and more especially about EILTS.. my dream is that i can continue my study in abroad seriously.. please. to give me the best advise ???
the best regards
 
hermank

Hello Hermank,

You are welcome!  I hope you've enjoyed using LearnEnglish, and will continue to do so.  Although we can't really give you any advice about whether or not leaving your job is a wise move - this is something you must decide for yourself, of course - we can provide you with some information on studying in the UK.  You can find a section on the British Council's global website devoted to this topic:

http://www.educationuk.org/global/

I think you'll find a lot of useful information there which will help you to make a good decision.

As far as IELTS goes, you can, of course, find some useful resources on our own IELTS pages.  I would also recommend a visit to the British Council's Take IELTS site, where you can find detailed information on the exam, practical tips and suggestions, practice materials, including mock exams, and preparation materials for you to use.  That will enable you to assess your level and, hopefully, improve the areas you are weakest in.

I hope those links are useful to you.

Best wishes and good luck!

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone! My name's Thuy and I'm a new member! My English is so poor so I'm trying to improve it! This web give me may things to learn! I can also improve my listening skill, it makes me happy! Thank British Council so much!
Everyone has a dream and so do I, my dream is... uh... I want to become a English teacher and... I want to teach at British Council Vietnam! Now, I'm so young... so I will try my best to get it! Yeah, I will get it! I can do it! I believe in myself!!! 

Hi Thuy,

Welcome to LearnEnglish, and thanks for sharing your dream - that's really great and we're very glad to hear about it. We sincerely hope you can achieve it!

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

What is the best way to improve my hand writing?
 

Hi Jood2010,

As with most other aspects of language, there is no substitute for repeated and consistent practice. I'd recommend that you do an internet search for "improve handwriting" or "penmanship" - there are lots of resources out there and I'm sure one or more of them will prove helpful to you.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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