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Video zone: How to tie a Windsor knot

Do you know how to tie a tie? In this video Charles teaches us how to tie a Windsor knot. 

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



Language level

Advanced: C1


The presentation looks fairly simple but I could not catch up well the information needed for the task quiz. Why is that?

I haven't caught the phrase 'pull the wide end underneath' which is in the typescript and haven't noticed that the phrase in task 2 'pull the wide end over the top' is incorrect. That is the most difficult part, I think.

Hello vicloben05,

Have you tried reading the transcript? That might help you complete the quiz. If you still have trouble, we're happy to help you with any specific questions you may have.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I wear ties on special occasions, or on special events, I find it very hard to tighten a Windsor knot, even after this useful video, but I will watch it while tightening my tie.

i don't like to use ties, it's very uncomfortable to use it, specially on summers. i don't even like long sleeve shirts? i would prefer to always use a T-shirt. but the life is not about what i want, it's about what everybody want.

In the summer, I wear a tie at an extraordinary moment only.

I don't usually wear ties, although I do it at some special ocasions, like weddings and so. I don't need to wear one in my job, but I don't dislike them. Actually I wouldn't mind having to wear one at work.

yes i wear it before, but i can't tie a tie so when i bougth it , i ask the owner of the shop to tie it hahaha

Yes, I wear ties at great events such a wedding and etc. Also, i know how to tie half-Windsor knot and other easier knots, but Windsor knot is Pretiest and most pupular

I used to wear ties all the time when I was working in an office. Nowadays I only wear ties at weddings or funerals.