Organising a group project

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Transcript

Cara: So for our group project, do you want to start this week?

Selim: Yeah, I want to start early so we have enough time.

Robert: Me too, but I've got a big maths project too.

Cara: How about we meet first to plan what we're going to do? Just for an hour.

Robert: Good idea, Cara.

Cara: When are you free?

Robert: I can always do mornings before 10.

Cara: Robert … Uh …

Selim: I'm sleeping before 10!

Robert: OK! OK, so when are you two free?

Cara: Wednesdays are good for me. But not very early, please!

Selim: I can't do the mornings on Wednesdays but I have 3 till 5 free.

Robert: I can do 4 o'clock, just before my maths class.

Cara: Great, 4 then. Where shall we meet?

Selim: The library?

Robert: I don't know. The library isn't a good place for a planning meeting as we can't talk in there.

Cara: How about the university café? It's near the library. We can talk in there. And eat cake.

Selim: Cake is good.

Robert: OK, so Wednesday at the café. I need to leave at ten to five to go to my maths class.

Cara: No problem. Planning will take less than an hour.

Selim: OK! See you Wednesday for cake.

Robert and Cara: See you, Selim!

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Soumis par LamVanPhuong le mar 09/11/2021 - 09:59

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it's a coffee shop because we can talking there without disturbing others.

Soumis par KyawMinThu le mer 27/10/2021 - 06:19

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As for me , I would like to study with my friends in a quiet place such as library.

Soumis par vuhoap le jeu 21/10/2021 - 13:44

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When I was at university, I liked to study with friends at library. We usually went to library in the lunch time on the day week. There are a few times when we were so busy talking about a problem but forgot to say it out loud, so got reminded by the librarian.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le lun 04/10/2021 - 11:50

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I like to study with friends in home because there we can eat many things and many things can do together.

Soumis par Andrea Valencia le mer 11/08/2021 - 14:34

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When I studied at university, I liked to study with my friends in the cafeteria, now I study virtually and I like to study with my friends at home or online. When I study alone, I like to study in the library.

Soumis par KATIELLE RAIAN… le dim 11/07/2021 - 11:40

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I actually like to study alone. I prefer to walk with friends, and study alone.

Soumis par Munirah Saad 20 le lun 24/05/2021 - 11:29

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I do not like to study with friends but I like to make quick review one hour before test.

Soumis par Mai Khin Nway Shein le mar 13/04/2021 - 08:26

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I like to study alone. I can't concentrate if there has someone near me.

Soumis par Alex.BC le jeu 08/04/2021 - 12:14

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When I was at University, I liked to study with friends at home.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le jeu 08/04/2021 - 04:59

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Usually I like to study in a room in a single. Because there is no one can you disturb me. I feel like a alone. Alone person is have possibility to change the world. And most of persons who afraid to being alone I said to him yor are great in the world. You are god's choosen person.

Soumis par DarwinM le mer 07/04/2021 - 20:50

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I like to study with friends at the central library of my university because of the atmosphere. It's a good place to concentrate and take all the books you need while studying.

Soumis par Brenda Patrici… le lun 05/04/2021 - 15:43

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I liked to study in my faculty's library, because we could talk, listen to music, take our laptops and do group projects.

Soumis par tvkien le jeu 01/04/2021 - 03:48

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When I was in the university, I often study with my classmate at the University's library which has a lot of books we can refer to. Besides that, sometimes we discuss a group project at home.

Soumis par SaraMessa le lun 29/03/2021 - 18:34

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When I was to university, I always studied alone, because I was more concentrated. When we had to organise a group project, we met at library or in empty classroom.

Soumis par Veronikka le lun 29/03/2021 - 00:56

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When I was at the university, I liked to study in the library or in some of our houses.

Soumis par MikhailZatopliaev le mer 24/03/2021 - 22:04

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I like to study with friends at a Library. There are you can speak, you shouldn't talk very loudly only in special rooms. Unfortunately, I haven't University's cafe at my University.

Soumis par TIa vinaka le mar 23/03/2021 - 02:12

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I like to study with friends in a cafe where is not small and crowded, eating cake and having coffee!

Soumis par azahrara le dim 21/03/2021 - 10:17

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No, I like to study alone because I became more focused. I usually study at my room or cafe.

Soumis par Minh le ven 19/03/2021 - 03:03

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When I was in University I really keen on studying with my friend in library. But every so often, we studied at my home where we could feel comfortable each other. Moreover, we were easily to take time and discussed and joked a number of lessons.

Soumis par mirtha le dim 14/03/2021 - 04:47

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When I was in the university, my friends and I look for an available classroom.

Soumis par Giuliana le jeu 11/03/2021 - 20:23

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I don't like study with my friends because i don't usually study with them , ( i don't know why), but is strange study with other people, i feel deconcentrated and idk, i don't like it. But now i'm going to university and i think i will accustom to study with other people and i would like study in a cafe or in any place without noise.

Soumis par Majidaa909 le sam 06/03/2021 - 11:09

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I don't like to study with friends,but I ask him in the WhatsApp.

Soumis par Brenda Patrici… le lun 01/03/2021 - 15:50

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When I was at the University, I liked studying outside on the grass, as we could get away from the traditional classroom and feel the warm wind on our faces.

Soumis par vespinosa10 le lun 22/02/2021 - 15:36

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I like to study in the classroom or some times in the recces.

Soumis par MilGer le sam 20/02/2021 - 12:49

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I like to study with my friends at the library

Soumis par In le mer 03/02/2021 - 22:55

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I like to study with my friends at the library or in a quiet place.

Soumis par senaguner le lun 01/02/2021 - 01:24

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I like to study with my friends in book cafe. Because that places are quite and peaceful. We can study very good in the book cafe.My friends and I be able to study very good in the book cafe.

Soumis par kautsar le sam 30/01/2021 - 13:34

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i used to study together with my friends at cofee cafe because the atmosphere was calm and quiet.

Soumis par Leila77 le ven 29/01/2021 - 09:51

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When I was student I used to study with my friends at the library in the university.

Soumis par mostafa9222 le dim 24/01/2021 - 09:32

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In the past, I liked to study with my friends at library, however we were talking there more than reading... but for now I prefer my house

Soumis par German le sam 16/01/2021 - 00:27

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I like to study with friends at the library and at the café too. It´s good too study at the apartment or house of the some friend.

Soumis par Tzar le mar 29/12/2020 - 06:49

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I would like to study with my closed friends.I often invite them to study to my home.It is more convenient for us to focus on the subjects because we aren't disturbed by anyone.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le mar 29/12/2020 - 04:24

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I would like to read hostel room with best friends. We debat some issues internal or external. We also make coffee and enjoy with learning. We don't accept disturbance by anyone. All of people in hostel scared us. So no one disturbing.

Soumis par glen le dim 20/12/2020 - 21:07

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I would like a quite place where I could focus and learn more so probably the best place to study is in the library where I could have or get more resources like books and or at home in my room with the closed door.

Soumis par Tatiana barrera le mar 15/12/2020 - 17:20

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I like to study with my friends in the park or in their houses

Soumis par pabloxje le mer 09/12/2020 - 03:13

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I like to work at a Café or at meeting rooms that are inside some libraries.

Soumis par m.someah le mar 01/12/2020 - 15:18

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Honestly, I tend to study somewhere with no distractions. So, the best place can be a library or my house for gathering with my friend in order to study and research.

Soumis par Sergio1994 le dim 29/11/2020 - 16:16

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In my case, when we organizing a group project of the university, stay the meeting an specific hour, but always someone of the group doesn't go to the meeting xd

Soumis par hasan.kumek le jeu 19/11/2020 - 16:56

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We study with friends on zoom, but I would like to meet our library of university. This days we have unusual situation.

Hello kkt,

Cara's accent is Scottish. I would guess around Edinburgh, but I'm not an expert on Scottish regional varieties.

Robert's accent is from the north-west of England: Lancashire or the Manchester region.

Selim's accent is a southern English accent. It doesn't have very strong regional features, so it's hard to place it specifically, but it would probaby be somewhere in the region sometimes called the Home Counties - the counties around London from Essex to Oxfordshire.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par gatopipo le ven 13/11/2020 - 09:47

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I prefer to study with my friends quietly in the library.

Soumis par Pedro Javier le ven 06/11/2020 - 16:13

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I would like to study with my classmates in a quiet place, where we can talk, also where we can make or buy some food or drink and a place where it is easy for all of us to arrive.

Soumis par Suraj paliwal le mar 20/10/2020 - 08:59

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Dear British Council Team, Please explain ten to five and twenty to eight. I couldn't understand.

Hello Suraj Singh,

These are clock times:

ten to five means 04.50 or 16.50, depending on whether it is in the morning or the afternoon.

twenty to eight means 07.40 or 19.40, similarly.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Soumis par Ugulhan le jeu 15/10/2020 - 06:50

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I usually will invite them to my home and they can feel free their self. We would like to drink a cup of tea or coffee and then we will start to study our tasks.

Soumis par ESPERANZA MARINO le mar 13/10/2020 - 17:27

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I prefer study at the studying room because is beautifull place, calm and quiet.

Soumis par DEICY le lun 12/10/2020 - 17:23

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I like make project with my friends or classmates, I prefer if is possible work together in our houses, because each person can give your opinions.