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Showing interest

In this video, Bob tells Noelia about when he broke his leg. Listen to the language Noelia uses to show interest and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


Nice program.

I've broken my left arm when I was a child. It was healed in a little wrong position.

showing interest makes people feel that we are sympathetic to them. Therefore, real friendship is started with sympathy and respect.

No, I have not. But one morning in the early spring many years ago I slipped on the ice on my way to school and immediately felt a horrible pain in my ankle. Later in the hospital the doctor said the ankle was sprained. I couldn't walk for two weeks after that but today it's completely all right.

one day my finger of leg was broken. i went to hospital and the nurse bandaged.

Yes, it happened in a summer, an agriculture vehicle swerved when I was riding an electric bike on the sideway. It was too late when he noticed me, I fell on the ground and my bone of my foot thumb was fractured, I could not even stand up at that moment, but even worse the driver drove away immediately without asking me. Later a passerby helped me and took me home. At that night my entire foot was bumped and I had to clamp splints and stay at bed for one month. It was a terrible experience every time I thought of.

No not really. But I once injured the little finger of my foot, I banged it accidentally on a wall when I was kicking something. It hurt really bad and I was in a pain for that entire week. I could barely touch my foot to the ground as a part of my foot got swollen. Thankfully my misery lasted only for a week long and I was back to kicking stuff again...LOL.

No,I've not.But I fell down once when I was studying at the college.Then I was getting down from the stairs and then suddenly something happened I fell down from stairs.And I'd gotten a severe pain in my head,hereby after that I didn't comprehend what was going on and unknowingly I went to my home.So I remembered what happened after sitting couple ten mins.Though I still don't imagine through what way I went home

When I was 8 years old, while I was jumping from sofa to sofa and I fell and I broke my arm in two pieces. I stayed in the hospital for the injured arm 10 days, and also I had a small surgery for fracture, After that every time when the weather change, I feel pain in my arm.

Yes, several weeks ago when I was trying to turn left at the corner of a road, I saw an old lady riding towards me, it was a very short distance, that I felt too afraid to control my bike, as a result, I fell off and bumped my knee while the lady luckily succeeded to stop. Fortunately, my hurt was not serious.