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    Please help me understand what the woman is saying in the video

    Could you please listen to this video lesson and help me with the missing words?

    It's 1 minute 20 seconds from the beginning.

    Lots of people live in flats. In the center of the city everybody lives in a flat.because there aren’t many houses. The flats .........??????? are relatively small.


    Thanks in advance.)
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    Re: Please help me understand what the woman is saying in the video

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Could you please listen to this video lesson and help me with the missing words?

    It's 1 minute 20 seconds from the beginning.

    Lots of people live in flats. In the center of the city everybody lives in a flat.because there aren’t many houses. The flats .........??????? are relatively small.

    Thanks in advance.)
    Your link is associated with malware attacks, I am removing it.

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    Re: Please help me understand what the woman is saying in the video

    I am sorry. This used to be a very helpful site with 25 English lessons including videos, but now Google warns against visiting it. I visited it anyway, but, of course you shouldn't take a risk. Hopefully they will improve it.

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    #4

    Re: Please help me understand what the woman is saying in the video

    I didn't listen to it, but one word that fits that sentence is "themselves." Could that be it?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Please help me understand what the woman is saying in the video

    Thank you, Barb_D, I listened again and seem to have understood the missing part: "The flats I found are relatively small." I think I heard the words correctly, but now the grammatical side of this sentence seems a little strange to me - is it OK that she uses ARE instead of WERE?

    I just went to the website in question and it's working - no warnings now. The recording is at the very bottom of the page (in case you will want to check if I understood the missing part correctly).

    http://www.aulafacil.com/Curso_inter...rso/Lecc-6.htm
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    Re: Please help me understand what the woman is saying in the video

    On the assumption that the flats still exist and are, presumably, still relatively small then the present tense is fine. It is true, of course, that the flats were relatively small when they were found and "were" would have been fine in the sentence. However, "are" is equally OK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please help me understand what the woman is saying in the video

    It is 'The flats I found...'

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    Re: Please help me understand what the woman is saying in the video

    Thank you very much!
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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