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Buying a mobile phone

Buying a mobile phone

Watch our new players, Mei-Li and Ana, as they use their English to buy a mobile phone in the UK. Who will be the winner?

After you have watched the video, look at the Learn section and then try the Quiz to see how much you remember.

Ana is new to the UK and wants to buy a mobile phone

Learn how to buy a mobile phone

The following activities will help you, if you need to buy a mobile phone in the UK. The first activity is an activity that helps you with some important vocabulary. 

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match some words about mobile phones to their definitions. Now you have looked at the facts and figures, can you answer some more detailed questions?
Can you match the words?

Activity 2: In this next activity, choose the best option. Can you get all the answers correct? If you get some of the answers wrong, go back and watch the video again.
How much did you understand?
 

Activity 3: In this activity, practise some common phrases that you can use in shops. These will be very useful if you ever visit the UK or another English speaking country. Can you put the words in the correct place?
Can you complete the phrase?

Game: Now try this game, put the sentences together as fast as you can. How fast can you do it? It's a race against the clock!
How fast can you do it?

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Premier Skills English online questionnaire for teachers

The British Council and Premier League would like to know what you think about the Premier Skills English website.  We’d be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire.

Please tick one box to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Premier Skills English materials that you have used on this website.

Your turn

Did you enjoy this episode of The English Game?

Who do you think won? Have you ever tried buying a mobile phone in English?

What other language problems do you think you might have in the UK?

Let us know in the comments section below.

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hsn's picture
hsn
28/06/2022
TR
5541
points

Your turn
• I think Ana'll win.Because she decided at first visit what she want .
Phrase
• The Pay As You Go option is beneficial for youth, after getting pocket money from parents they could refill it.


hsn's picture
hsn
28/06/2022 17:34
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5541

Your turn
• I think Ana'll win.Because she decided at first visit what she want .
Phrase
• The Pay As You Go option is beneficial for youth, after getting pocket money from parents they could refill it.

Michaelsun
04/04/2022
CN
738
points

I think Mei li won this round, because there are no any trouble to buy a SIM card.


Michaelsun
04/04/2022 13:47
China
Manchester United
738

I think Mei li won this round, because there are no any trouble to buy a SIM card.

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Gabriel Amaral
15/03/2021
BR
1512
points

Yes, I did.
I think that both competitors have achieved their needs. I've tried to buy a SIM card in London and it would be very easier if I had watched this role play before!
It would probably be difficult to keep maintenance of my residence, dealing with daily problems that people usually have, such as lightning or water supplies.


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Gabriel Amaral
15/03/2021 14:54
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Yes, I did.
I think that both competitors have achieved their needs. I've tried to buy a SIM card in London and it would be very easier if I had watched this role play before!
It would probably be difficult to keep maintenance of my residence, dealing with daily problems that people usually have, such as lightning or water supplies.

Izabela
25/06/2020
BR
1505
points

Good !


Izabela
25/06/2020 01:01
Brazil
Newcastle United
1505

Good !

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mobeckham
08/06/2020
TR
6511
points

I bought my current phone from the US so it was by using English from Miami , FL.
I think English is an interesting language and easy to learn and practice so no problems at all

Thanks for The English Game teachers and candidates :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/06/2020 00:06
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I bought my current phone from the US so it was by using English from Miami , FL.
I think English is an interesting language and easy to learn and practice so no problems at all

Thanks for The English Game teachers and candidates :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/06/2020
TR
6511
points

The episode was fantastic and I think they both won because they got what they needed at the end of the day


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/06/2020 00:04
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

The episode was fantastic and I think they both won because they got what they needed at the end of the day

jjosebadillo's picture
jjosebadillo
24/11/2019
MX
435
points

was something difficult


jjosebadillo's picture
jjosebadillo
24/11/2019 06:47
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
435

was something difficult

Jakub123
17/10/2018
PL
96
points

Easy peasy.


Jakub123
17/10/2018 17:53
Poland
Manchester United
96

Easy peasy.

ayashady's picture
ayashady
30/01/2018
EG
197
points

Thanks


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ayashady
30/01/2018 16:42
Egypt
Arsenal
197

Thanks

David.Oz
24/10/2017
MX
10
points

this video is attractive to know the different options that have to buy a new phone or switch sim card.
I have never bought or bought a mobile phone in English.
The problem that could have serious would not understand the different offers to buy the mobile phone.


David.Oz
24/10/2017 14:16
Mexico
Chelsea
10

this video is attractive to know the different options that have to buy a new phone or switch sim card.
I have never bought or bought a mobile phone in English.
The problem that could have serious would not understand the different offers to buy the mobile phone.

Emiliano Martin
24/10/2017
MX
19
points

It is very interesting and fun.
I think Mei-Li won, no I never buy a mobile phone in English
Not understanding what other people are saying


Emiliano Martin
24/10/2017 14:15
Mexico
Manchester United
19

It is very interesting and fun.
I think Mei-Li won, no I never buy a mobile phone in English
Not understanding what other people are saying

Gabodelmonte
24/10/2017
MX
14
points

I enjoy this episode it´s attractive
I think Ana won. No I have never try buy a mobile phone in English
I could say a word in Spanish


Gabodelmonte
24/10/2017 14:14
Mexico
Chelsea
14

I enjoy this episode it´s attractive
I think Ana won. No I have never try buy a mobile phone in English
I could say a word in Spanish

ivan0710
24/10/2017
MX
7
points

Did you enjoy this episode of The English Game? Yes, I enjoyed this episode of The English Game

Who do you think won? Have you ever tried buying a mobile phone in English?Yes, I enjoyed this episode of The English Game. I think both of them are the winners because they asked questions and spent some times thinking about the best products they needed. No, I've never tried to buy a mobile phone in English.

What other language problems do you think you might have in the UK? No, I've never tried to buy a mobile phone in English.


ivan0710
24/10/2017 14:13
Mexico
Arsenal
7

Did you enjoy this episode of The English Game? Yes, I enjoyed this episode of The English Game

Who do you think won? Have you ever tried buying a mobile phone in English?Yes, I enjoyed this episode of The English Game. I think both of them are the winners because they asked questions and spent some times thinking about the best products they needed. No, I've never tried to buy a mobile phone in English.

What other language problems do you think you might have in the UK? No, I've never tried to buy a mobile phone in English.

Alberto Vilchis
24/10/2017
MX
13
points

I think this activity was very well because helped me to know more about cell phones and I better my english vocabulary.


Alberto Vilchis
24/10/2017 14:12
Mexico
Manchester United
13

I think this activity was very well because helped me to know more about cell phones and I better my english vocabulary.

Ismael Hernandez
24/10/2017
MX
14
points

Your turn

This was a good episode of The English Game, i never try buy a mobile phone in english, i think that if we don't practice our english, we could have problems to understand, and this is very important to travel UK


Ismael Hernandez
24/10/2017 14:03
Mexico
Chelsea
14

Your turn

This was a good episode of The English Game, i never try buy a mobile phone in english, i think that if we don't practice our english, we could have problems to understand, and this is very important to travel UK

ErickPerulles16
24/10/2017
MX
16
points

This epidosde is really interesting because it teaches you how and what to ask for a mobile phone in the UK and all over the world 


ErickPerulles16
24/10/2017 13:58
Mexico
Huddersfield Town
16

This epidosde is really interesting because it teaches you how and what to ask for a mobile phone in the UK and all over the world 

denisse
24/10/2017
MX
7
points

I enjoy a lot this episode because is interesting
I´ve never try buy a mobile phone in English
The problem that not all the people speaks english


denisse
24/10/2017 00:03
Mexico
Leicester City
7

I enjoy a lot this episode because is interesting
I´ve never try buy a mobile phone in English
The problem that not all the people speaks english

Fatima Cervantes
23/10/2017
MX
7
points

I liked very much, it is very interesting and its activities are very entertaining to learn more about the topic


Fatima Cervantes
23/10/2017 23:31
Mexico
Leicester City
7

I liked very much, it is very interesting and its activities are very entertaining to learn more about the topic

Damm HV
23/10/2017
MX
5
points

Cell phones are very useful in actialidad, and with them we can buy many things like credit, internet, messages and calls that we use daily


Damm HV
23/10/2017 16:05
Mexico
Manchester United
5

Cell phones are very useful in actialidad, and with them we can buy many things like credit, internet, messages and calls that we use daily

Marlene_12
23/10/2017
MX
5
points

I consider that analyzing a purchase is always indispensable for a correct purchase


Marlene_12
23/10/2017 16:04
Mexico
Swansea City
5

I consider that analyzing a purchase is always indispensable for a correct purchase

Guillermo Huertas
23/10/2017
MX
4
points

I like it so much, is very interistant


Guillermo Huertas
23/10/2017 16:01
Mexico
Crystal Palace
4

I like it so much, is very interistant

Taku
18/05/2017
JP
66
points

I enjoyed it a lot.


Taku
18/05/2017 16:26
Japan
Leicester City
66

I enjoyed it a lot.

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kwesimanifest
22/07/2016
GH
4776
points

English is my official language so i have very little or no problems expressing myself


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/07/2016 06:10
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

English is my official language so i have very little or no problems expressing myself

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
20/07/2016
GH
4776
points

I think it was a tie


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
20/07/2016 12:35
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

I think it was a tie

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
20/07/2016
GH
4776
points

I enjoyed this episode of the English Game


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
20/07/2016 12:33
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

I enjoyed this episode of the English Game

englishman
26/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

yes it's very good


englishman
26/06/2016 15:16
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

yes it's very good

englishman
26/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

yes


englishman
26/06/2016 15:14
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

yes

englishman
26/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

Yes I do


englishman
26/06/2016 15:12
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

Yes I do

joto
15/06/2016
AT
271
points

Interesting, hope to see more videos and activities like this again.


joto
15/06/2016 09:18
Austria
Stoke City
271

Interesting, hope to see more videos and activities like this again.

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assemjuve
31/03/2016
PS
3705
points

No i have not.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
31/03/2016 20:55
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No i have not.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
31/03/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes i did.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
31/03/2016 20:54
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes i did.

nikosonris
20/11/2015
UA
2453
points

As for our contestants, they both were great! Well done!


nikosonris
20/11/2015 15:08
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

As for our contestants, they both were great! Well done!

nikosonris
20/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Never tried buying a mobile phone in English. However, I had an experience of buying medicine in Spanish. It was really challenging with lots of gestures and mimics, but in the end I made it))


nikosonris
20/11/2015 15:07
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Never tried buying a mobile phone in English. However, I had an experience of buying medicine in Spanish. It was really challenging with lots of gestures and mimics, but in the end I made it))

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015
RW
2320
points

What interesting episode! I enjoyed alot,Thank you for that.all of them won.


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015 18:07
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

What interesting episode! I enjoyed alot,Thank you for that.all of them won.

mkoriev
09/11/2015
UZ
813
points

I liked the video very much! I think I can use them with my students in my lessons. Thank you very much.


mkoriev
09/11/2015 17:44
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
813

I liked the video very much! I think I can use them with my students in my lessons. Thank you very much.

Rich's picture
Rich
09/11/2015
ES
594
points

You're welcome. We're glad that you like them!


Rich's picture
Rich
09/11/2015 18:06
Spain
Liverpool
594

You're welcome. We're glad that you like them!

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
30/10/2015
ME
3557
points

Very useful lesson. I will try to memorize all.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
30/10/2015 16:23
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Very useful lesson. I will try to memorize all.

Rema's picture
Rema
19/10/2015
RS
538
points

Mei-Li and Ana were both great. I learn, within podcast 19, about one so important situation, about Circumlocution Strategies (Describing a word because you don't know it in English). I read some interesting comments from Raulito, but he's disappeared. I would love to see him to shared his opinion about football and english language with us again.


Rema's picture
Rema
19/10/2015 16:36
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Mei-Li and Ana were both great. I learn, within podcast 19, about one so important situation, about Circumlocution Strategies (Describing a word because you don't know it in English). I read some interesting comments from Raulito, but he's disappeared. I would love to see him to shared his opinion about football and english language with us again.

Salloum's picture
Salloum
07/10/2015
SY
1308
points

it's an useful episode I liked it


Salloum's picture
Salloum
07/10/2015 11:49
Syria
Manchester United
1308

it's an useful episode I liked it

Abdallah
22/09/2015
KW
1814
points

Yes I enjoyed this episode and benefited from it
Yes , charging time and less contracts deals


Abdallah
22/09/2015 07:53
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

Yes I enjoyed this episode and benefited from it
Yes , charging time and less contracts deals

mina botros's picture
mina botros
28/08/2015
EG
0
points

I am so happy for this . yes . i can win
really no but I will try to do it


mina botros's picture
mina botros
28/08/2015 15:15
Egypt
Manchester United
0

I am so happy for this . yes . i can win
really no but I will try to do it

Juilaga01
31/07/2015
TR
0
points

ı like it


Juilaga01
31/07/2015 19:34
Turkey
Manchester City
0

ı like it

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Bruhftw
30/01/2015
TN
0
points

not bad


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Bruhftw
30/01/2015 16:32
Tunisia
Crystal Palace
0

not bad

isana
24/11/2014
ES
0
points

Interesting,and it is also easy,very useful for normally life !


isana
24/11/2014 15:47
Spain
Manchester City
0

Interesting,and it is also easy,very useful for normally life !

marta.370
23/09/2014
BR
0
points

This episode is useful, thanks! I'd liked - learn four, very fun. I think both won the game. I'd never tried buying a mobile phone in English.


marta.370
23/09/2014 18:34
Brazil
Chelsea
0

This episode is useful, thanks! I'd liked - learn four, very fun. I think both won the game. I'd never tried buying a mobile phone in English.

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raulito
25/06/2014
PE
0
points

yes,we all enjoyed this episode and the videos which are in HD.I haven't bought a mobile phone in english but if I had the opportunity I wouldn't know how to explain it.From today forth I know how to ask to buy a mobile phone in english in case I were given the opportunity.I think I might have problems buying a ticket for a football game.


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raulito
25/06/2014 20:40
Peru
Chelsea
0

yes,we all enjoyed this episode and the videos which are in HD.I haven't bought a mobile phone in english but if I had the opportunity I wouldn't know how to explain it.From today forth I know how to ask to buy a mobile phone in english in case I were given the opportunity.I think I might have problems buying a ticket for a football game.

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SajidaXI
20/06/2014
PK
0
points

I THink listen is more effective for produce speech.


SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
20/06/2014 15:00
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

I THink listen is more effective for produce speech.

SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
20/06/2014
PK
0
points

Nice Business Conversation


SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
20/06/2014 14:59
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

Nice Business Conversation

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MUGEMANYI
27/11/2015
RW
2320
points

You're right, this web has more and more helpful activities for learning English


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
27/11/2015 17:03
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

You're right, this web has more and more helpful activities for learning English

raulito's picture
raulito
25/06/2014
PE
0
points

yes,you r right my friend


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raulito
25/06/2014 20:17
Peru
Chelsea
0

yes,you r right my friend

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
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1mobeckham6511
2Alex_from_Ukraine6313
3hsn5541
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4776
6Liubomyr4417
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
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1Colombia71580
2Ukraine33502
3Spain29065
4Serbia27426
5Brazil22839
6Albania20578
7Vietnam20212
8Turkey19956
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United143011
2Liverpool110506
3Chelsea89520
4Arsenal85722
5Manchester City58017
6Tottenham Hotspur19196
7Newcastle United10525
8West Ham United7579
9AFC Bournemouth4667
10Crystal Palace4486

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Learn the important vocabulary related to buying a mobile phone

Practise listening

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