Do you want to slim down? Get some tips from Annie as she has tried various ways of losing weight.

Talk about: Losing weight


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Task 1

Comprehension Task

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The question whether being slim can boost your self-esteem is a really good question. I individually always feel self-esteem because of, among other things, being slim. Thus, it is understandable that I totally agree with this statement. Let me explain why the slimness can build our self-esteem.
The state of self-esteem is defined as a feeling of being happy with your own character and abilities. With a slim body, you can wear any clothes you want without concern about the size. You can feel confident when walking on the street because no one can tease you about your weight. If you’re getting slim, it is more likely that you’ve got a healthy lifestyle. This results to the feeling of happiness and confidence inside you.
Of course, everyone has a “right to get fat” but I believe that the slimness is more better not only for your self-esteem but also for your health and quality of life.

Hello Peter ,
I'm trying to improve my listening skills by transcribing spoken English( I've found this advice in a website). I'm using the audios and videos from the "Listen & watch" section: the transcript is provided and this way I can compare. The problem is grammar isn't always perfect on those audios/videos , is it ?
Can you give me some advice, please ? Any suggestions ?

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Hello Nadira .how are you ?My name is Elsaev Nurellari from Albania .I am in the process of learning the english language as well.would you like to practice it with me ?Iam waiting your response.
Best regards :)

Hi Elsaev

I'm interested to practice to improve my skills.

I'm from Jordan

How old are you ramzi.
What 's your job?

Hi ramzi
thank you for wrote me .where are you from?

Hello Nadira,

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The LearnEnglish Team

why all the speakers concentrate in Hong Kong?

Hello islam_mohamed,

This speaker is from Hong Kong, which is a part of China.

On LearnEnglish we try to represent English as it is spoken all over the world. The majority of our speakers are native speakers from English-speaking countrues, but we also have speakers from other countries. We have some from China, but by no means an inappropriate number.


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The LearnEnglish Team