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

  1. Why is the woman asking for help?
    1. because she misplaced her purse
    2. because she is lost
    3. because her child is missing
    4. because her car broke down

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

  3. What stopped people from helping the woman?
    1. time
    2. language
    3. money
    4. place

Discussion Questions

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

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

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