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Stephen and Ashlie decide to take a course on basic car maintenance. Anxious to get his hands dirty, Stephen learns a lesson the hard way.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Thank you for taking the time to make this video. For me, this website is the best to learn English every day. I started to work my English there was two months. The results, I have learnt many words of vocabulary, I improved my oral understanding but still some difficulties of pronunciations. That's why we have to work our English every day. It's very important. Today, I have learnt many words related the different component of a car.

Hi AyoubDZ93

Thanks for letting us know you find our website useful! Since you mention the topic of cars, I thought I'd also refer you to our Cars page in the Vocabulary exercises section.

Best wishes
The LearnEnglish Team

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That's a really great video for learning more English. I don't have and I don't drive a car, I don't know anything about car maintenance, but I own a bike and I cycle daily. And still, I wouldn't know how to change a tire or fix the breaks, I can only put the chain back if it falls off. I need to take up a course for fixing bikes!

Oops, I made two mistakes here, or is there any more? :D
"...change a *tyre* or fix the *brakes* ..." I really need to study this lesson well.

Hello everybody.
I'm from Porto Alegre, in Brazil. I'm an English teacher and I also teaches Portuguese for foreigners. In fact, I have a student from Liverpool who lives here and he's a nice guy.
Well, thanks for all the videos! They're really great and always save my day as a teacher. Thank you very very much!
Regarding the subject of this video, I should say that I really would like to be able to fix cars. I used to have an old Fusca (VW) and after some time I ended up learning some of the basic things in mechanics, but I would like to know more.
Thanks again!

Have a nice day, Kirk and the team,

My name is Van, from Hanoi, Vietnam.

I have one question: what should I say when I want to ask someone to make his / her hair in a bun, in stead of let it flow freely on his/ her shoulder? And besides, should I use the word "his/her" or "their" in this sentence?


Hello Van,

We usually contrast 'wear your hair long' or 'let your hair down' with 'wear your hair in a bun' or 'tie your hair up'.

You can say either 'his or her' or 'their'. I think 'their' is more common in modern English.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Peter :)

Please, let me know that could I dwonload the vedios shown up the page(Word on the street's vedios)