Do You Speak English?

English speakers play a prank on a lady about not being able to speak the language.

Level 2  |  Travel English  |  Duration: 01:21
Source: Big Train/BBC Two

LESSON CONTENT

Video Transcript

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  • Excuse me, excuse me. Sorry, do you speak English?
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  • No, I don't. Sorry.
  • Oh! My car's broken down...
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  • ...and I wondered if you could tell me where to find a garage.
  • Yeah. Well, you know, that's wasted on me.
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  • I don't understand what you're saying.
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  • You don't speak any English at all?
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  • Not a word, no.
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  • It's one of those things where I wish I paid more attention in school but...
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  • Excuse me, excuse me. Sorry, do you speak any English?
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  • English? No. What's the problem?
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  • I don't know. I can't understand her.
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  • Hi, my car's broken down and I need to find a garage.
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  • No, I'm so sorry. I didn't understand that at all.
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  • Alright. Well, thanks.
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  • Tell you what, if you go down that way about half a mile, there's a village.
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  • There might be somebody there that speaks English.
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  • I'm so sorry I couldn't be more help.
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  • Yeah. Sorry about that.
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  • Hey, you never know.
  • Next time you're over, maybe we'll have learned a bit of English for you.
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  • Thanks anyway.
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  • I can speak English.
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  • So can I.

Featured Words Level

  • BROKEN DOWN (Verb) 5
  • WASTED (Verb) 3
  • WISH (Verb) 2
  • WONDERED (Verb) 2
  • WAY (Noun) 1

WORKSHEET

Comprehension Questions

  • Why is the woman asking for help?
    • because she misplaced her purse
    • because she is lost
    • because her child is missing
    • because her car broke down

  • How did the people in the video answer the woman?
    • They said that they were in a hurry.
    • They said that they cannot understand her.
    • They said that they are also lost.
    • They said that they have no money.

  • What stopped people from helping the woman?
    • time
    • language
    • money
    • place

Discussion Questions

  • What are the ways can you communicate with people who speak a different language?

  • Would you have been able to help the woman? Why or why not?

  • Do you think the video is funny? Why or why not?