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Entrepreneurs are GREAT - Part 1

Richard meets Richard - Branson, that is! - and gets business advice from one of Britain's greatest entrepreneurs.

Task 1

Which is the best title for this video?

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Task 2

Select all the things that Richard Branson says about good entrepreneurs.

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Task 3

Reorder these words to make sentences from the video.

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Task 4

Match the words and phrases to make expressions from the video.

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Discussion

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Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Thanks for your resources. Entrepreneurs can be successful because they are true to their principles. And they are not afraid to take risks. When they have new ideas, they won't let it go without having a try. Whenever success or failure, they will try their best to make their ideas come true. I think we should admire those entrepreneurs who have done great things to people.

Hi, I've a grammar question for fourth frase of third task. Why we use the singular for first half of phrase (an entrepreneur, someone who believes) and the plural for second one (they're doing). Would be corrected these variants: "Entrepreneurs are people who believe in what they're doing." or "An entrepreneur is someone who believes in what he or she is doing." Sorry if my question's silly. Thank you.

Hello Stepan_M,

'they' is often used to refer to just one person when the gender of that person is unspecified or unknown, but when used this way, verbs are still plural. Your two variants are also perfectly correct, of course!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Great idea for an esl page.
I've been trying to access the videos from my tab Samsung tablet but obviously android doesn't support flash. Is there any chance of enabling mobile devices users to use this resource?
thanks a lot in advance,
Regards
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Hello szumowska2014,

Have you done an internet search for a way to play flash on your tablet? I'm not familiar with this issue firsthand, but I wonder if there may be an app that will help you with this.

We're aware of this kind of issue with flash and are considering solutions, but it will take quite some time for any such solution to be implemented, I'm afraid.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi sir,
could you please tell me why the above videos show invalid source. We can't see this videos???

Hi pramod bhalerao,

This sounds like a temporary server problem. Are you able to see it now? If not, I'd suggest installing the latest version of the Adobe Flash player on your device - that normally solves video problems. If not, however, please let us know.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, what means ....afraid to give it a go.." I looked up on the dictionay but I didn't unedrstand the correct sense
can you help me?
thanks a lot
best wishes
giuliana

Hello,

The meaning in the dictionary for 'give it a go' you want is 'to attempt something'. Have another look as it also has an example.

Best wishes,

Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello LearnEnglish Team,

Sir Richard says "screw it". I know that it's used when someone is angry, but what does Sir Richard means here? Thank you. : )

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