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Animals Scene 1 Language Focus

Rob and Stephen get stressed, and Rob talks about will, could and might.

Task 1

Decide how many syllables each of these words has. Then decide where the stress is, and group similar words together.


Task 2

Read the first sentence and then decide if will, could or might is needed to give the second sentence the same meaning.


Task 3

Which phrase finishes the conversation?


Task 4

Here are the four conversations from the last exercise. Type in the boxes to complete them. The first letters of the words are given for you, so don't type them.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello Peter
Thank you very much .I listened to these words and understand the difference . once again Thank you

Hi, do you have exercises and explications about how to break a word into syllables?
It appears to be very different that in spanish...


I'm afraid we don't have exercises on this topic, but you can see how many syllables a word has by looking it up in the dictionary on the right of the page. You can also hear the pronunciation of each item in the dictionary.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Well done.

This part was a little bit challenging. Thanks.

hi there, I can't hear well what steven say in the last of this programme about ashlie? could you give me a transcript? I couldn't find the transcript here. I'm sorry, I need your help. thanks :)

Hello defitra,

I'm afraid transcripts are not available for the Language Focus episodes. If there's a short bit you'd like help with, please post the time codes here (e.g. '3:14-3:19') and I'm sure someone can help you understand it.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello defitra,

Here's what Stephen and Rob say:

Stephen: 'Well, we'll see how Ashlie did later on in the programme.'
Rob: 'Good luck to her!'
Stephen: 'Thanks, Rob.'

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello my new friends , i want to ask you about how to solve the task 4 , can you help me?

Hello Alinoor,

As the Instructions indicate, you should fill in the gaps with the words that were in Task 3. The letter before each gap is the first letter of the word, i.e. you complete the rest of the word in the gap.

You can also click on the Finish button to see the answers.

Best regards,
The LearnEnglish Team