Simon talks about how he managed to learn five to six different languages in a fun and easy way.

Talk about: Learning languages

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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.

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Task 1

Choose the correct answer to each question.

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Hello everyone!
I found myself that watching English films or English program was a good way for listening English while reading newspaper in English is useful for my reading skill.
Besides,I think that the best method to learn speaking is talking to other people. That's the reason why I'm looking for a partner who can practise with me. Well. We can talk or text via Facebook or Skype. Just once or twice a week depending on our free time. Is there anyone who wants to improve speaking English with me? I'm glad that we can be friend! Just reply this comment, I'll contact you.
Thank you!
All the best,
Rosie

Well, I'm so happy that you guys also want to practise speaking. But, you know, the policy of British Council doesn't allow us to share any private information. I don't know how to contact to you guys. Is there any other ways?
By the way, I'm sorry to the British Council Staff. I didn't read the policy clearly. But is there any other ways which can help us contact each other? Please tell us if you can help. We just want to improve our speaking skill. Thank you!

Hello Rosie Phan,

I appreciate what you are saying and it's great to want to improve. However, we have to be very careful with personal data. Some of our users are under the age of 18 and so we have very strict policies in place. It's unfortunate but I think it's important to take issues of privacy and data protection very seriously.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Could you send email to me via ----------------- to make friend and practice English?

Hello lodbang2001,

I'm afraid that our House Rules don't allow you to share personal information such as your email address. If you'd like to make this kind of contact with other users, you might want to try our Facebook page.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,
I'm very glad that we can be friend. I have been studying English for ages, but it seems not effective. I can not listen and speak in English well. I hope you can help me practice English in our free time.
Thanks,

Hi Rosie!
Your suggestion is great, and I really want to practise speaking English with you. Please, can you tell me how I can find you on Facebook?
Best wishes,
Milana

Hello m.k.

Please see my reply to c jayashantha below.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Rosie.I'd like to talk or text with you.This is my email address xxxxxxxxx if you like to join with me please contact.I'll send my more details for you.Thanks....

Hello c jayashantha,

It's great that you want to practise your English so much! That kind of motivation will really help you to improve. However, on LearnEnglish we have some House Rules which ask users not to share personal contact information. This is for data protection and privacy reasons and is part of the British Council's policy with regard to online safety.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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