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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


thank you very much sir ,i just thought there is a grammar for it :) .

please explain me how to fill it because do it many times but not and how we use that expression?

Hello Dhamma,

Are you asking how to use the exercises on this page or something else?

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

hello thank you so much for you

I don't understand because in the Task 1 the words "lovely" and "injured" are grouped in the first column and not in the second column togheter "natural" and "beautiful". Can you explain that? Thanks

Hi rbrt,

I don't think it's possible to explain 'why' the words have this stress pattern; they simply do. They are both two-syllable words, and so only the first column is possible for them.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, many thanks for you . I tried that tool and it's useful . thank you again

I failed in task (1) because I don't know the right pronunciation of the words . So, It's not possible to defined the syllables and the stress
I need help , and I want to know the right pronunciation of (syllables) if (le) is replaced by (o).
I heard Rob in the vedio saying shtress not stress
please help and thanks for everything

Hi monaia,

You can check pronunication and stress with our Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool. Just type the word into the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search window on the right and type 'Look it up!' and you'll see links to both the UK and US pronunciation and see the phonemic transcription of the word, showing you the pronunciation, including the stress.

I hope that helps you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

good morning every body .