Organising a group project

Listen to people organising a group project and answer the questions to practise and improve your listening skills.


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Cara: So for our group project, do you want to start this week?

Selim: Yeah, I want to start early so we have enough time.

Robert: Me too, but I've got a big maths project too.

Cara: How about we meet first to plan what we're going to do? Just for an hour.

Robert: Good idea, Cara.

Cara: When are you free?

Robert: I can always do mornings before 10.

Cara: Robert … Uh …

Selim: I'm sleeping before 10!

Robert: OK! OK, so when are you two free?

Cara: Wednesdays are good for me. But not very early, please!

Selim: I can't do the mornings on Wednesdays but I have 3 till 5 free.

Robert: I can do 4 o'clock, just before my maths class.

Cara: Great, 4 then. Where shall we meet?

Selim: The library?

Robert: I don't know. The library isn't a good place for a planning meeting as we can't talk in there.

Cara: How about the university café? It's near the library. We can talk in there. And eat cake.

Selim: Cake is good.

Robert: OK, so Wednesday at the café. I need to leave at ten to five to go to my maths class.

Cara: No problem. Planning will take less than an hour.

Selim: OK! See you Wednesday for cake.

Robert and Cara: See you, Selim!


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Submitted by Sun_Rock on Mon, 20/03/2023 - 01:20


I don't really like to study with friends. But if there is a project that need to finish together, i would like to study at my friends house, or in the campus room

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Submitted by _Moon_ on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 08:34


I always prefer to study alone. Since this helps me to concentrate more. During my university life, sometimes I had to do group study with my friends for any group works or projects. It's necessary cause group discussion helps to know each others opinion about any particular topic. But when it comes to regular study or exams then I don't go for study with friends. Just go alone is works better for me...

Submitted by hadeelhamadani95 on Mon, 30/01/2023 - 18:29


it depends, if every one gonna study on their own, we go directly to the library. but if we are going to discuss the work projects, we have to do it at the cafe to speak out loud withot disturbing anyone.

Submitted by lylarv on Thu, 19/01/2023 - 00:49


In the study room or in the garden of the university or at someone's house

Submitted by anasbox on Sat, 07/01/2023 - 19:12


I think robert shoud has to say
"I need leat at 5" not " 10 to 5"
I didn't get him..

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Submitted by haidong99 on Wed, 04/01/2023 - 14:11


The transcript "How about we meet first to plan what we're going to do?" .
I think it's different to the conversation.
Can Any one help me , thanks

Hello haidong99,

The transcript is correct there -- I hear those same words when I listen. What do you hear?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Kirk,
I cannot hear "to plan" in this script .
"How about we meet first to plan what we're going to do?" .

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