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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


Hello Min Htet Kaung,

What Bob means is 'I wish I was joking'. This is a common way of saying 'I wish that it wasn't true' -- Bob wishes that it wasn't true that he broke his leg.

Does that make more sense now?

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

I broke my toe in the gym once. During a speed training excercise, my foot was stuck in between the mat tiles and I broke my toe. I couldn't put up with the pain. It was so strong. I hope it will never happen again!

I've broken my finger when I was on the beach, the sea was rough and I jumped into the water and a strong wave threw me on the cliff.

I broke my leg when I was pregnant. Imagine that, a pregnant woman and her big belly with a broken leg. It was terrible.

Oh! Poor you.

I need a partner for a fix routine.

Yes, that happened to me when was in fifth old, I was playing with neighbor's children we were jump into a hole that have been dug it to plant a Palm then after that in one of my jumps my left leg was broken.

Pardon, your videos pretty slowly can you repair that?
It's take more time.

Hello abudo93,

I'm sorry about this. Are you able to see other videos (on our site or on other sites) any better? I don't see any problems with the videos on my end.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks mrs Kirk, I know you are best.