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Unit 1: Learning Circles
Watch these videos and learn some English words and phrases to help you with everyday life

Session 14

Has anyone in your Learning Circle had to ask their colleagues for something in English at work? In this Learning Circle, Samina has to make arrangements with her boss.

Sessions in this unit

Session 14 score

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    Activity 1
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    Activity 2
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    Activity 3

Activity 1

Speaking at work – Part 1

Samina speaks to her boss

Samina's boss asks her to change her work pattern. With your group, watch and find out what happens.

Watch the video and complete the activity

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Supervisor
Hello Samina. What time do you finish work today?

Samina
I finish work at 6 o'clock today.

Supervisor
OK, before you go, I want to ask if you'll be alright to do an extra shift for us next Tuesday?

Samina
Erm…

Supervisor
That's great, Samina. So we'll see you on Tuesday. Ta-ra.

Discuss these questions with your group:

  • What is the problem?
  • What should Samina say?

To do

Try this quiz to check you have understood what happened.

What's Samina's problem?

3 Questions

Can your group answer these questions about the film?

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What happens next?

Can Samina sort out her work pattern with her boss? Watch the next part of the story to find out.