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How to ask someone where they got something

Watch two people talking about where one of them got something.

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


in the task 4th answer: how come she enjoy the sandwich without eating it??
please help

Hello hasheef,

The woman says that it's a tasty-tasting sandwich, which means that it's tasty. We can also presume that she likes the sandwich since she made it herself. She gives it to the man because she's annoyed by the man and reckons that if she gives it to him he'll stop bothering her. So she enjoys the sandwich, but prefers to get away from the man to having the sandwich herself.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

It is really useful. Thank you, British Council website.

With the topics of discussion

1.) How much of your week is spent shopping?

Ans: I usually go shopping twice a week.

2.) Is the internet a good way to buy things? Why/why not?

Ans: In my opinion, I think it's a good way for customers nowadays. It can help people buy something easily on the website without going shopping. However, there are some drawbacks of buying thing on the internet, for example, the customer can't see what the product look like until it's delivered to them. Even though the picture attached on the website, it can always be seen an issue from customer complaint such as condition of product or the color is not the same as the picture on the internet.

Thank you :)

I begin learning english so I need some friends who can help me to improve my speaking.

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Hello alpha2re,

It's great that you want to practise speaking with someone, but I'm afraid that our House Rules, which are designed to protect users, prohibit the sharing of your phone number or other personal information you'd need to contact another user to do this.

Best regards,
The LearnEnglish Team

sir,I've some pronounciation problem and fear while speaking English.Will you please give me an idea how to improve myself.please replay me anyone.Thank you.

Hello Sharmila Raja,

To improve your pronunciation two things are important: good models and consistent practice. Good models means listening to authentic natural English, and consistent practice means taking every opportunity to speak English that you can.

Fortunately, good models are freely available. You can find audio and video materials on LearnEnglish in the appropriate section, and you can also find all sorts of examples on the internet, of course. You can listen to the recordings here on LearnEnglish and use the transcript; then you can try to say it yourself; then you can listen and speak at the same time, trying to keep to the same pace, cadence, stress and so on. That will help to develop fluency and improve your pronunciation, and to communicate in English in the wider world.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much sir for your reply.
Definitely i'll follow your suggestions.
Thanks a lot sir & thank you LearnEnglish Team

very nice this site...a look for such site for ages

It is useful but I couldn't understand the meaning of following sentences;
Could do with a pair like that myself.
I’ve been looking for that book for ages!
It’s a tasty tasting sandwich too...
Could do with??
for ages??
tasty tasting??
I will be highly appreciated if someone tell me the meaning of these sentences.