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Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


 Thanks for this poste where I learn a new common phrase "musn't grumble"
Thans to the LearnEnglish Team

The ability to survive in life lies in our hands and it's rooted in our resolve not to give up no matter what the challenge might be!

i think it is hard to me . i have to do more practise
thanks it is really helpful

what does she mean by "... the works"? is it a slang or sth?

Hi Nicoleta,
When the woman says 'the works', she means 'everything you would hope or expect'. So in this situation, instead of listing everything that she has in her house (e.g. the rooms, the furniture, the features), she says 'the works' .
In another example, someone in a British hotel might ask what you want for breakfast. If you answered 'the works, please', they would give you some eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, toast etc. - all the food available.
I hope that helps,
The LearnEnglish Team

this conversation is dificult to understand the pronounciation of mew but i keep tring.

Hi,im arin nd im a new member.this vedio was nice bt they are really so much fast in speaking nd as im new i had some porblems............can u suggest me something to improve my speaking badly in need of that.

It's so difficult for me.

I love these videos, I'd never heard several of the expressions that the performers said in the dialogue. Thanks to Adam for explaining us about the meaning of " The works". It was very very useful to me in order to understand this expression.

hello , it is difficult to understand, i need to practice , i want to improve my listening skill