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Indoor Sports Scene 1 Language Focus

Rob is going to talk to Stephen about the British weather and making predictions - whether about the weather or not!

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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Hello,

The results of exercices I had made until now (few) weren´t good because i am having difficult do use the tools in the right result. For example, the task 1 of this Language Focus. In some moment, asked me if i want to continue the exercice and the alternatives were cancel or ok. I understood ok was the answer for continue. But it was not and the exercice finished.

Hello simonenmourao,

I'm sorry to hear you've had some problems with the exercise. I'm afraid I can't see how to replicate the behaviour you describe. When I click 'Finish' there is a confirmation question, but the question is this:

Answered questions: 4 out of 15. Do you want to finish?

The answers are 'Cancel' and 'OK'. Obviously, 'OK' means that you want to finish, so 'Cancel' means continue. Are you sure this was not what you saw?

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks

I must thank the British Council for teaching the rudiments of the English language to grammar-thirsty men and women.
Thank you very much!

Hello Badaru Basiru,

Thank you for your lovely comment!  It's great to hear that we're helping people with their English.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I am sorry, just forget what Steven said at 02:44, why is British Accent always hard to digest. I was told that I should use the most standard form of language when I speak, is it British Accent? well I am not sure what Steven meant, was it "I am over there for ages"? but It is not the right sentence going by the time it took place.

Hello mellisa1234,

Stephen says 'And we were there for ages as well.'  It is a past form because he is talking about a finished event in the past.

I don't think there is a 'British Accent'; rather, there are many different British accents. The accents you can hear in this video are fairly representative of the south-east of England, but there are many other accents in the UK.  The important thing is to speak clearly and to be consistent in how you speak (in other words, not trying to change your accent all the time).  If you can do this, then you will be easily understood whether you are speaking with a British accent, a US accent, an Australian accent or another.

By the way, if you're interested in learning about some of the differences in British and American accents then you might find this video interesting.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello there, I am afraid I don't get what Rob said at 00:15, I assume "what a day of whether we have to" but that doesn't make any sense.

Hi mellisa1234,

Rob says, "And what a day of weather you had, too!"

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi The LearnEnglish Team, at 01:32 in this video, I think Rob says, "We've just seen to have so much weather." May I know the grammar for 'see to + base verb', please?

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