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Episode 02

Marcia and Philip discuss the applications they've received and the interview format.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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mmm, I found that listening is really difficult for me !
How can I easily get the meaning of the conversation by listening ?
Could someone tell me some method to improve my listening ASAP ?
I wanna listen to the news like BBC,VOA,but too fast and I can't get it at all !
Hope someone could give some advices , it'll be huge appreciated !  - -,

 what u can do is listen more to these English channels and concentrate on each and every word they say.....and soon u will be able to understand them

Thank you so much !
I'll try to do .

Hello!
Many students find listening very difficult, so don't get too stressed. If you find listening to the news too difficult, then start with something easier, like some of the audio on this site. It will take time and practice to improve your listening, so don't give up.
Try listening in different ways, such as focussing only on the general meaning, listening to the same thing many times, listening and reading the script at the same time etc.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
My most serious promble is that I can read and understand almost words in this topic but when only listening I can't understand half of the topic's words.  Why Listening is so difficult ? 

Hello Yi Wen,
It's actually quite simple. Listening is harder than reading, because you don't control the speed and you have to understand the pronunciation.
When you read, you can slow down if you find a sentence or word difficult. You can think about it or read it again. In contrast, when you listen, you don't have much control over the speed. There might also be a problem with understanding the speaker's accent.
That's why we have lots of listening activities on the site for you to practise this skill.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

  • hello !
  • i did  find listening activities difficult at first ,but  with daily practice and listening it become more and more easy to do soo. so dont give up thanks Adam
  • good luck
  • Sima89

i want to cry  i dont understand any thing from this site plase help me

Hi Sally,
I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling frustrated. It can be very hard when you don't understand a language.
Here are three of the easier pages on the site: Elementary Podcasts S1E1, Goodbye Great Auk and Grandma's Trifle. We will also be making some more beginner materials in the next year.
Keep trying and let us know what you find difficult - is it the grammar, the vocabulary or the speed of the audio?
Good luck!
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I'm Stefan,
I have found this site by google and I'm very surprised. Hope that it will help me with my English, because I'm not satisfied with it and also hope that I'll find here nice new friends.

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