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Flathunting Scene 1 Language Focus

Ashlie and Rob cover some different ways to talk about disliking something and continue on to discuss the present continuous.

Task 1

Choose the right ending to finish the expressions.



Task 2

Match the examples of the present continuous with the right description.



Task 3

Finish the sentences from the last exercise by using the present continuous. Use 'always' if you need it.




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hi krig,

Could you give an example of using the present perfect in the way you mean? That sounds strange to me, but perhaps I've misunderstood. The present continuous is often used in sentences with 'always' when we're speaking about something that happens again and again – not so much a habit as something that tends to happen, e.g. rain in London. See our present continuous page for an explanation and examples. 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you

Thanks Learn English Team.

please, could you transcript the final farewells between ashlie and rob. ashlie says: " Ok, thanks rob, I can't wait to talk to you ....(then?)" ...further on I don't understand what they are saying. Thanks

Hello francesco68

Let me help you.
Ashlie : Ok, Thanks Rob. And I can't wait to talk to you a bit later.
Rob : I can't wait either.

Mr.Peter I really appreciate your help....God bless you for your job man......but you know things are tough all over....Thanks Man

anyone answer my question.....

Hello ahmedjoker,

Please be patient when waiting for replies. We are a small team here at LearnEnglish and dealing with questions and comments is something we do in addition to our main role, which is maintaining and extending the materials on the site. Sometimes it takes some time for us to answer questions, particularly when we receive a large number of questions.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

What did she say from 00:45 to 00:47 ????
I got bored from rewinding it time after another.....reply on me...will you

Hello ahmedjoker,

Ashlie says 'I'm sick of it! I can't stand it!' at that point.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team