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 Everyone,
I'm a newborn here with lots of questions :)
First regarding this conversation:
"A: Yes – these are a couple that arrived just this morning....."
Why don't we use Present Perfect  here?

for me it's very good

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Dear Tanja.puzankova,
You ask about 'Fancy fonts',Here is your answer in my opinion,
When we use Microsoft Office for CV writing,there are so many types of fonts given from where we have to choose for our CV.In the given podcast they said 'Don't use fancy fonts',means the fonts in the CV should be Decent and Clear to Understand only,there is no need to use stylish fonts that just decorate CV because it is no use.
There are some standard fonts that are usually use in CV .So go for it.
Thank you.

That's a great answer - thanks for posting it!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team


great! 8/10

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