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Advice on writing CVs

Listen to an interview with a recruitment expert, who talks about his experience of reading CVs and offers some good advice on writing them.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Weak forms are syllable sounds that become unstressed in connected speech and are often then pronounced as a schwa.

In the sentence below the first 'do' is a weak form and the second is stressed.

What do you want to do this evening?

Weak forms are very common in English. Listen carefully and fill in the gaps with the missing words typed out in full.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hi Learn English team , Hi Friends ;
Good podcast ,
Remember ! keep it short ,Simple ,and relevant .
if not your CV is going automatically into the bin .
Thanks for the advice :)

hello everyone! I am new on this page. I want to improve my english.can u tell me how to use this page?

can you explain what the meaning of " sound of paper unfolding"

Very useful...not only for English exercise, but also and firstly in the creation of my cv!

love this so much thank u!!! :)

The content is verry useful.
Would you mind explaining clearly the phrase "just leafing through it". What is that mean? Thanks!

It means that he turned the pages without reading

Hi every one, happy new year .I'm a new in this page,I hope that I will improve my english.

Hello there,
I get this sentence from a dictionary, and I feel something weird here
I don't want him meddling in our affairs. Why the verb meddle is in gerund? And is it possible to say I don't want him to meddle in our affairs.
Thank you in advance.
Nice day.

I do not have clear idea about to  fill pronounciation task ..