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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


i never broke any leg or arm but i I had a terrible head injury when I ran into the ladder

Hello Sir, my name is shivcharan Shahani. i m watching your video and doing exercises.
But i have a problem in preparation section there are only tree sentence and the option is 9. So i think there is a technical error bcs it is not scrolling up

Hello Shivcharan,

In the Preparation task there are nine items and three categories. You need to add more than one item to each category. To do this, click on the item first, then click on the title of the category (which should be shaded dark grey). If you click on an item in the category then you will replace it with the new item; if you click on the category itself (the box) then you will add a new item without removing the old one.



The LearnEnglish Team

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.