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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


Hello everyone!!!
Thank you for yor job and for your advises!
Really, it`s a very good information

Hello all,
Im Van, Im from VietNam..Nice to meet you all!

very informative


Hello everybody,

i'm Phương. I'm from Viet Nam, any of you know my country? :) just have a confuse that how can we download video or audio from this site? i tried but cannot do.............

looking for a help.


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Hi My name is Mary ,,, I'm from Egypt
it's my first time to be here and I want to improve my English skills but I have a problem i'm so shy person I can understand well but I can't express oneself when I need that,,,
plus I have a problem with grammar when I should to use the tenses when i'm speaking
what shoud I do ? I need your advice

Hello Mary,

Welcome! I'd suggest you read our Help page and especially the method described in the second paragraph of the answer to How can I improve my speaking?, which is a method that has worked very well for many of our users.

As for grammar, you could look through the Verbs section of our Grammar Reference. But if you use the method described on our Help page for improving your speaking, you'll find explanations of grammar and exercises for practising it in the resources mentioned - I'd recommend Word on the Street in particular for this.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Improving Conversation skills Please :)

Hello Osamamoawad,

There some advice on how to use LearnEnglish to improve your conversation and speaking skills on our Help page. Many users have told us that what we recommend works, so I'd encourage you to give it a try!

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team