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The Town - Armored Truck Robbery Scene Gone Bad in HD. Asking and giving directions conversation English lesson. Whats the conversation on giving and asking directions about?

Asking and giving directions conversation English lesson

This conversation is between 2 people called William and Kate. William stops Kate in the street to ask for directions on how to get to the train station. After the conversation is some useful tips on asking and giving directions. Conversation on asking for directions William: Excuse me, am sorry to trouble you, but could you tell me how I can get to the train station? Kate: Yes no problem, it’s that way. William: Thank you so much! Kate: Oh, I know that feeling. William: So just to double check Keep walking straight ahead till I pass the library, then I have to turn left and take the first right. Have got. Daisy: I can’t wait to taste your Master Chef dishes!

Have got

What a crazy idea, though, for you two to have a cooking competition! Oliver: Well, it’s time to find out who really is the best chef! Alfie: There can only be one Master Chef.Oliver and Alfie: And this year’s Master Chef champion is...Daisy: You two are crazy! Come on, I can’t stay long. I’ve got swimming practice at 7.Oliver: OK, have you got the shopping list? Daisy: Hi, Mum! Giving directions. The past simple – irregular verbs.

The past simple – regular verbs. The past simple is the most common way of talking about past events or states which have finished.

The past simple – regular verbs

It is often used with past time references (e.g. yesterday, two years ago). Please explain past events or states! A past event could be one thing that happened in the past, or a repeated thing. I stopped at a zebra crossing. We carried on with the test. A state is a situation without an action happening. We stayed at my grandparents' house last summer. How do you form the past simple? Regular past simple forms are formed by adding -ed to the infinitive of the verb. start → startedkill → killedjump → jumped Yes, but there are some spelling rules. Agree → agreed like → liked escape → escaped If a verb ends in a vowel and a consonant, the consonant is usually doubled before -ed. stop → stopped plan → planned If a verb ends in consonant and -y, you take off the y and add -ied. try → tried carry → carried But if the word ends in a vowel and -y, you add -ed. play → played enjoy → enjoyed Aaagh!

The present simple. We use the present simple to talk about repeated actions or events, permanent states or things which are always true.

The present simple

To find out more about the present simple, read and listen to the conversation below. Can you give me some examples? Yes, of course. We use the present simple to talk about things which are repeated every day, every week, every year, etc. I usually get up at 7 o'clock. Countable and uncountable nouns. Some nouns in English are countable - we can use them in singular and plural forms.

Countable and uncountable nouns

Some are uncountable - they only have one form. We often use a/an with singular countable nouns and some with plurals. We can also use some with uncountable nouns. What are examples of countable nouns? Here are a few: I've got a steak, some red chilli peppers, some potatoes… OK, well, I've got a lemon, an apple … and some chicken breasts.

OK, so for things you can count, like one pen, two pens … Why did you say a pen, not one pen? There is / There are and It. We often use there + to be and It…as a subject but they do not refer to any object.

There is / There are and It

There is / are is used to introduce a topic, or say that something exists. It … is often used for the weather, time and distance. Can I have some examples of there is / there are, please? There's so much happening.Is there anything much going on at the moment? There are two new students in our class.There aren't any good football matches on TV this week. What about other tenses? No, you can change the tense. There were fire-breathing dragons in the streets.Were there any accidents? I'm a bit confused about when to use there is / there are and when to use it or they. Inviting someone to the cinema. Describing people. Tour of London. Tour guide: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this fantastic tour of London by bus.

Tour of London

My name’s Greg and I’m your guide this afternoon on our tour of London. As you can see, we’re on an open-top bus, so you can see all the attractions from your seat and you don’t need to walk anywhere. And please don’t worry about the rain, I’m sure it’ll stop soon. Free time.