Ashlie goes for an interview - but her interviewer is more interested in someone else!

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Hello
What does this mean
Slip in crocodiles shoes
Thanks

Hello AbdulMohsin,

I think the phrase would have 'crocodile' rather than 'crocodiles'.  It sounds like an idiom but it's not one I've ever heard before!  Apart from the literal meaning (slipping or falling over while wearing shoes made of crocodile skin) I don't think it has any particular meaning.  Perhaps it would help if you could tell us where you came across this phrase.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Kirk,
Thanks for you sharing. I've been learn English at many famous English center in VN, but I don't practice frequently (because the environment of working place not using English), that's reason why I forget knowledge about English so much especial in speaking and grammar. My goal is just able to communicate in English well so that I can find a good job. Because I don't have much time for learning English after work at English teaching center, so I thanks to you helping.
P/s: Pls correct my spelling mistake (if any) :) .
Tks so much (sending email to you is also the way I practice English in writing)
Have a nice weekend.

Hi canary,

I'd suggest you work through some episodes of the Elementary Podcasts. Start with series 1 episode 1. First, listen to the one or two sections of the podcast, and then read the transcript (under Instructions & downloads) as you listen. Then work through the exercises that correspond to the sections you've listened to.

To work on improving your pronunciation and fluency, choose some useful phrases from what you've listened to and imitate their pronunciation - repeat those words and phrases many times. Pronounce whole phrases, not just words, because the pronunciation of words in English varies to some degree according to context. It's also important to pay attention to the tonal contour ("music") of the phrases and sentences and to imitate that as best you can. Repeat these phrases until they're relatively easy to say. This is slow work, but you'll be building up a repertoire that you'll be able to use in your speaking. If you can practise speaking English with other people who speak it well (they don't have to be natives), that will also help you a great deal.

To improve your writing, respond to the discussion questions at the bottom of each episode. Try to engage other users in a written conversation. Perhaps you can find a teacher to correct your writing where you live. It's also a good idea to read texts that are similar to the ones that you'll need to write. For example, if you need to write business emails, read articles about business.

Good luck!

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Kirk,
Thanks for your reply. I'll download the audio at Elementary podcasts section :). If possible, you can give me your email address so that I can learn more about writing skill or practicing speak English, you know my English is very bad :( , although I've learn for a long time.

Hi canary,

I'm sorry, but we don't share our email addresses, though please feel free to ask any questions here. If you'd like some advice on how to improve your writing and speaking, please let us know how you have practised them in the past and what kinds of goals you have - we'll be happy to give you some specific ideas on how to improve.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Can u show me how to download the audio? Because I'd like to listen anytime & everywhere for improving my listen skill. Many thanks :)

Hi canary,

I'm afraid that Word on the Street episodes are not available for download since they are under copyright.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Nice video

i mean how to download this vedio clip.. we can only download transcript.

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