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Education Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob and Ashlie discuss how to use ‘going to’ and ‘will’ to talk about plans and make predictions.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


it is really helpful.


hi british council.. firstly, i want to thank you for making such great video lessons for us esl students.. actually, based on the last expression Mr. rob taught us, "that is more like it". I was wondering what is the real difference among "more likely", "most likely", & "likely".. could you give an explanation to me and if okay, could you give me a couple of sentences using those words? that would be very helpful. I'll wait your reply sir, thank you.

sincerely, Roy.

Hello elroyf14,

'likely' is the basic form here - you can find a definition and examples in our dictionary (see the Cambridge Dictionaries Online searchbox on the lower right). 'more likely' is a comparative form (e.g. 'She is more likely to know the answer than I am') and 'most likely', if used with 'the', is a superlative form (e.g. 'She is the most likely to succeed'). Note that I have provided links to pages on adverbs, but we also have pages on adjectives - 'likely' can be one or the other depending on how it is used.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank you.very useful information

Hello Peter
thank you for your reply to me . I am interesting to attend British council course , But I am in remote area of Bangladesh , is there any way for me to attend your course . I have another question also ? is British council offer online curse , will it be helpful for someone who would like participate on IELTS exam

Hello bulbulbigboss,

You can read about the British Council's operations in Bangladesh on this page, and you can find out about different ways of learning online on this page. Here at LearnEnglish we don't organised courses as such, but all of our materials are accessible free of charge as a learning resource.

For more information on the IELTS exam, including many preparation and practice materials, take a look at the British Council's TakeIELTS site. I'm sure it will be very helpful for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Res. Sir,

Could you please guide me how to change the voice for the given sentence?

"Do I have to send her money?" [Active]

Whatever I know is.......

Do I send her money? [Active]

Is money sent to her by me ?[Passive]


Is she sent money by me? [ Passive]

In this way.....can I change the above mentioned sentence as......

Is she has to or have to sent money by me?

Is any money has to or have to be sent to her my me?

Please guide me.......

Thanks a lot..


Hello axu,

I'm afraid we're too small a team with too much work to be able to provide detailed lessons on-demand, but the good news is that we have a page, the active and passive voice page, where you can find a lesson about this. Once you've worked through the lesson, if you have a specific question about one of your sentences, please feel free to ask us - though please ask us that on an appropriate page.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello....could you pls tell me why do we change will to would in the first eg but we don't change it in the second one. thanks a lot
1.will more people download music in the future? - he asked me if more people would download music in the future.
2.will I have to wear jeans at work? - she asked if she had to wear jeans at work.