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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,
i am new one here .i want to improve my speaking and writing skills both .need for your help .

I will help you

Hello kirk, what happend to Elementary Podcasts?Is there some problem?Please help me in finding series 2.

Hello again shazia,

The problem has now been fixed!

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello shazia,

We're aware of the problem, but thanks for letting us know. For now, please try this link to Series 2 Episode 1:

To get to a different episode, change the episode number above (e.g. change '01' to '09' for episode 9, to '13' for episode 13, etc.).

In the meantime, we're working to fix the problem as soon as we can!

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello All,

I want to improve my english listening power.

Can any good english speaker assist me ?


Hello Mobashir,

I'd recommend you use the audio and video materials under Listen & Watch to improve your listening. Spend some time looking at the pages of the first episodes of Big City Small World, Word on the Street and the Elementary Podcasts, and then choose one to work on.

Once you've decided which one to work on, listen a couple of times and do the exercises. Then try listening with the transcript (listening and reading). Then try saying the text yourself to practise your speaking a little as well. You'll also pick up a lot of language as chunks - words which are often used together in set phrases - which will help your listening in general, as well as your speaking and writing!

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hello sir peter and kirk,you people are doing a great job........i,m new and learning a lot of things on this website.thanks

Hello shazia noreen,

Thanks for your comment. We're always happy to hear that people find LearnEnglish useful!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi all,

i am new here and i want to improve my speaking skills please help me.