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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.

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Activity 2

Speaking at work – Part 2

Making arrangements at work

Samina needs to explain why she can't change her shift. With your group, watch how she does it.

Watch the video and complete the activity

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

Sorry, can you say that again?

Can you work next Tuesday? I want you to do an extra shift.

Sorry, I can't work on Tuesday. I have a hospital appointment.

Not to worry. I'll ask someone else.

Discuss these questions with your group:

  • Do you have to ask for time off? (Why?)
  • Do you like talking to your boss? (Why/Why not?)
  • What appointments do you have to go to? (What kind?)

To do

Try this quiz to work out what Samina did.

What did Samina say?

3 Questions

Can your group answer these questions about the film?

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