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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


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.


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Thanks Peter :)

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

Hello suliman ali 2000,

I'm afraid our videos are not available for download for legal reasons. Sorry!

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hi my name is aykut büyük. i'm form turkiye. i'm glad for to be here. The purpose of subscribing to Learn English site is to want to improve my English. my english my level is intermediate. I hope i can achieve this.

Hello aykut,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! I just wanted to point out a few resources that might be useful for you as you begin to use our site. First of all, our Getting started and Frequently asked questions pages have some general advice on how to get the most out of our site. Secondly, at the bottom of our Find out your English level page, you'll find a way to search for pages at different levels. B1 is a lower intermediate and B2 is a higher intermediate, and we have a lot of pages at both those levels.

Please let us know if you ever need help finding something.

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My name Elena.
I `d like to make omlet in the oven.
I don`t know, how to repair a car. But i liked to look , how to fix a car Ash and Stephen