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How to order a round in a pub

Learn some words and phrases for ordering drinks in a busy pub.

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 PaoloG,

Thanks for your input on this. It's on our list of things that need revision, so we will get to it at some point. Sorry for any confusion in the meantime, though actually you understand it correctly, which is the most important thing!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi i m having a big problem with understanding english......into a conversation with another men i can't understand ...but i can speak.what should i do?

Hi Alexandru Tanase,

It's hard for us to give specific advice without knowing you much better, but we do have a Help page with general advice on many subjects, including speaking and listening skills. I'm sure you'll find some helpful suggestions there.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

hi everybody...i love so much english i take it like apart of me but sometimes it's difficult for me to say what i really mean...i'm looking for words and i'm afraid of not being understood...i need advices

Hello yan mouladi,

It sounds as if you would benefit from expanding your vocabulary. I'd suggest you read the advice on this on our Help page. Also, the more you practise speaking or writing, the more you'll improve. It's ideal to practise with a teacher, but even if you can't do that, you can still learn a lot from other learners.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello guys
Really my big problem is the listening , for example , sometimes i listen many words in a conversation that i know but i cannot link them in a sentence , then i can"t understand i am really worried :(
may anyone advise me . tks!

Hello sebastianh,

In every language, and perhaps especially in English, there are a lot words that go together in chunks or phrases that are best learned together as a unit. If you try to analyse these phrases word by word, they are much more difficult to understand.

In the sentence 'He's coming to the party as far as I know', for example, 'as far as I know' is a chunk. If you analyse it word by word, it's difficult to understand, but if you look it up in the dictionary – see the search box on the lower right side of this page – you'll see an entry for the word 'far'. If you scroll down the page a little bit, you'll see 'so/as far as I know' in bigger green letters, and there you can find an explanation and example sentences.

Keep this in mind as you study, and make the dictionary your friend. If you can't figure out what the different chunks of a sentence are, please feel free to ask here.

I hope this helps you!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I'm new here. I want to speak english language. But I've no idea. How can I improve english for speaking. Please tell me some instructions for tasks and preparation.

Hello Khalique786,

I'd recommend you read the advice on our Help page. The strategies described there have helped many of our users, and we've all used them ourselves to learn other languages – with some effort, they really do work!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear The LearnEnglish Team,

I would like to inform you that I can not access to Small World Big City. I don't know why. I really like learning new word from it. Please kindly help me how to access it.

Respectfully Your,