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Northern Ireland Scene 2 Language Focus

Rob tells us about He said, She said, and then gives us a bit of information about the word 'bit'.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

We can use 'a bit' to make an adjective weaker, e.g. 'a bit nervous'. We can also use 'a little bit' and 'slightly' in the same way, e.g. 'a little bit nervous', 'slightly nervous'.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hi Anh,

I'm not sure I understand your question - Tasks 1 and 2 are to practise reported speech. If you're wondering if we have other pages with reported speech, we do on our Reported Speech 1, Reported Speech 2 and in one How to video.

If I've not answered your question, please let me know!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Anh,

Ok, I understand now. You're right: most of what Rob explains is related to reported speech, but he also talks about other things.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Why can't I watch the video???in my scree appear "video forbidden this video is private error code 4"
Ican't live without Rob!!!

Hi Alebroc,

Could you try viewing it again? I was just able to view the episode without any trouble.

Are you using the same device and/or browser that you've used to watch Word on the Street in the past? If you've changed, perhaps there's a compatibility issue.

If my ideas don't work, please let me know!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Rob . I have learnt something new today.

Rifeno said he understood the lesson very well.

this video help me learning some words..thanks