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How to ask someone to repeat something

Learn different ways you can ask someone to repeat what they have said.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Kirk. I am a montessori teacher.I am supposed to converse in English with my children throughout the school day. I want to ask you whether you can help me to know correct ways of saying or asking for something.I would not be a skelf, honestly . I would ask only through/in sentences and won't make you people read or correct long paragraphs. I want to ask the way of saying something (one at a time).
Is it correct to say 'Bring this chair to that table!' (here,I want to have someone bring and place the chair with my desired table).
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Hello hafs sara,

This is not really a service we provide, but if you want to ask us a few such short questions, that's OK.

You're sentence is correct as long as you're referring to a chair that is near you and a table that is closer to the listener. If the chair is closer to the listener, then you should say 'that chair', and if the table is closer to you, you should say 'this table'.

Teach them to do it themselves!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi, i am ahsan. i want longer video file and want some friends to talk continuously

Why i can't watch the videos?

Hello Kamran,

I'd suggest you download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash player on your device. That often solves this kind of problem. If you're still not able to see the video, please try a different browser or different device. If none of that works, please let us know what device, which version of which operating system and which browser you're using and we'll try to help you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everybody,

I cannot download the video of word on the street. Something is wrong with these video. Anybody have the whole set of word on the street? May I copy these video? thanks a lot

Hi nguthach,

The videos on LearnEnglish are not available for download, for technical and legal reasons. You can, however, watch them as often as you wish online.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Great way to learn English. Although I have done M.A English yet sometimes I get confused in speaking.

Hello everyone

why I can't see any of "how to" videos? anybody can help

Hello Ammar85,

I'd recommend that you download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player. That normally solves problems with our videos. If not, however, please let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team