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Education Scene 1

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


I am at the intermediate level and I want to know how to increase my level from B1 to B2.

If I listened to B2 videos I feel that I understand the whole thing and what they're talking about but there's difficult phrases and words that I don't know. so I couldn't understand the details. Could you please try to give me advice to improve my level. and How long does it take to go up from one level to another in your opinion?

Hello omar,

I'd recommend you follow the advice on improving your speaking and your vocabulary that is on our Frequently asked questions page. The grammar in your comment is very good and since you mention vocabulary, I'd recommend you focus on that for awhile to see how it goes.

There is a lot of variation in how long it takes to go from B1 to B2. It's really a question of effort, aptitude and study habits. We're of course happy for you to use LearnEnglish, but if you're looking to improve as quickly as possible, I'd suggest seeking a teacher at a British Council teaching centre near you for help.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

What's the meaning of "And Stephen was supposed to give me a lift to the shops"

Thanks for your help,

Hello LiLi,

In this sentence 'supposed to' tells us what the original plan was. We say 'is supposed to' when the plan still might happen and 'was supposed to' when, for some reason, it did not happen as we expected.


Best wishes and good luck!


The LearnEnglish Team

Great program

all going good kirk

The teacher on the courses probably a good man. They promised to teach how to fix electrical system, wheel, tyres and brakes but additionally teach how engine works and how to check oil level and cooling system! It's very kind of them!

London is so amazing... I hope I can travel and even study in London in the future

I cannot watch the videos.

Hello Beatriz,

I'd suggest you install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player on your device. Even if you already have it installed, doing this often solves video problems. You could also try viewing it in a different browser. If you still can't see the video after trying those two things, please let us know what browser version you're using and we'll do our best to help you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team