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Bestival Scene 1 Language Focus

Rob talks about verb patterns and explains how some verbs are used together.

Watch the video and then complete the Tasks.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello!!! Could any of u tell me what Ash said at 0:05-0:09 ?
all the respect for the British Council Team :) :) :)

Hello May Thida Su,

Ash says, 'I think I need to practise putting up the tent, but I do love camping though.'

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Hello dear team,
In time (01:58) what Ash said?
“So how do you know …………… witch??” and Rob said “learn them”

I think it was "So how do you know which is which?"

Hi meo_con_batu,

That is correct. Well done!


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