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Big Meal Scene 1 Language Focus

Rob talks about being polite in English and how to use the common word stuff.

Watch the video and then do the tasks.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Thank you very much indeed British coucil team . I really enjoy watching Ashli and Stephan stories.


hi Kirk
and thank you British council for such useful and helpful programmes. could you tell me if i say ( I was wondering if i could work with you as assistant) or can you tell me any other way in which we can request for work some one whom we know well.


Hello mehru1,

There are many ways to ask such a question, and it really depends on the context. Here are some possible ways to phrase it:

I was wondering if it would be possible to work with you as your assistant.

I was wondering if you were looking for an assistant.

If you are looking for an assistant then I would certainly be interested.

Please let me know if there is any possibility of working with you as your assistant.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

thank you peter

Thank you very much indeed.

good evening Guys, i try making this sentence ,i hope it goes well. i saw your perfomance yesterday, i was wondering you wanted to join our band in order our next concert we are performing in London in november.

thanks in advance.

Hello rosario70,

I would say:

i saw your performance yesterday, and I was wondering if you wanted to join our band for our next concert, which we are performing in London in November.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

hi i have problem watching any video on this site for learning English i don,t now what is wrong with my user or my site also when i send a comment i don,t see if proved or not

Hello kush1,

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The LearnEnglish Team