Try out the various ways of asking people to repeat what they said.


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




This is really great.Thanks to British Council

Hi people.
I would like to improve my communication skills.
May I know which section can help me by enhancing my communication skills?
Thank in advance...

Hello Carol Chau,

I think the most helpful section for this will be the Listen & Watch section, as it will give you great models for natural communication in a wide range of contexts.  Take a look at the How to... series, which has episodes looking at the language used in different contexts.

I hope that is helpful for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

That's really useful. There are several ways to say "I didn't hear you, could you please repeat." I think it's specially useful in an interview.

Thanks for all your support with videos, etc...

hello british council team!
This is AWESOME. i like this "how to ask".it is very useful to me.thank you very much for British council and i wish all you would develop this website day by day more useful to every who try to learn english.

Hi bimsara,

Thanks so much for your kind and enthusiastic feedback! It's very satisfying to hear that you find LearnEnglish useful - we certainly do our best to make it so.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

plz plz upload more videos for how to....

It is a writing exam which includes gramer excercises and also i have to do an essay.I need to learn more knew words in english.I hope you have understand me.