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Christmas Scene 1 Language Focus

Even Rob's getting into the Christmas spirit, with some special presents for Stephen and some special Christmas words for viewers.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hi All,

The question is How to use following idioms:
"Come hell on high water" & "Blessing is disguise"
Please give a example of each..
Thanks and continue it forever

Hi James-canada,

Those are two interesting idioms, but they are slightly different from what you have written:

The first is 'come hell or high water' and the second is '(that's) a blessing in disguise'.

To check items like this you can use the dictionary search tool on the right.  It will give you a definition, plus some useful grammatical and phonological information so it's a very useful tool.  Try typing in 'hell or high water' and 'a blessing in disguise' and you'll get the information you are looking for.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

OH! thanks for correction and thanks for dictionary.. I didn't noticed it..
I will learn english here itself, come hell or high water :)
Thanks Peter, that was my first question.
please show me my faults in my comments whenever I post

Hi James,

Glad to hear that you found the answers in the dictionary. I'm afraid we're a small team at LearnEnglish and we don't have time to correct users' English. Perhaps you can find another user and see if you can help each other?

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

hi!! this website is the best. :) congratulations. I have a doubt: Does the language focus video have a transcript too? if is yes, i can't see it.

Hi Ma. Luisa,
Thank you for the warm words.  It's nice to know the website is helpful and that people are enjoying using it.
The main listening texts have transcripts but I'm afraid the Language Focus section does not.  However, you can listen to it as many times as you like, which should help you understand it.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I can't find it too, who can tell us the answers pls.

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