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Persuading someone to do something

In this video, Noelia tries to convince Paul to DJ at the office party. Listen to the language Noelia uses for persuading Paul to do something 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

Upper intermediate: B2


I don't trust my communication skills with my friends but when I was child, I was persuading my father to buy somethings such as toys or others.

I have one question, what exactly do you mean by this phrase: " Why don't you give it a go? "

That means "why don't you just try it at least".

Hi Razan Mahairy,

This is an idiom. It means: Why don't you try it? The base phrase is 'give something a go'.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

(favor) spelling should be also right

Hello Ahmad Alamari,

The exercise is designed with British English in mind, so the spelling is favour. Of course, favor is also possible as it is the standard spelling in US English.

It doesn't matter which form you use but you should try to be consistent, I think, and use either UK spelling or US spelling (or some other variant of English) rather than mix them in a single text.



The LearnEnglish Team