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


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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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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

Hello I am from colombia, I had a personal experience in the past, I was chubby and my classmates called me with offensive names. so, I started practicing weightlifting, since that moment I started sliming down, the years passed and now I am in shape, I love working out. My suggestion is that you start doing exercise, that you create the routine and become it in a pleasant activity.

thank you for the advice , the fat body get some diseases
so, go the gym important and attention for your foods .

I think "to slim down" is a forever never ending topic for woman, even kids would easily mention it and comment on the outlook of a person. And of course, I've tried to slim down to meet the beauty standards that set by social media and I've never been succeeded. After some trials and errors I found out that the most effective way to slim down is to work out, not necessary to join the gym and pay membership fees, it can be done at home. Many videos of easy work outs can be found in the internet, such as YouTube. Too many people out there trying to be slim and super skinny, to look beautiful, to please others, to be photogenic, to gain popularity, and the list goes on. Whatever reason is it, it should be done in a healthy way. One must not attempt method that risk your health, because only a healthy body can supply us with long lasting happiness.

I agree with the author. Its very important topic. But not only for the girls in Honk Kong. Its interested for women in generally. All my adult life I am loosing weight. I have tired different method and I have wide experience of slim down. Especially for me the most effective way is mix of methods. They are going to gym, going to beauty and SPA salons and obviously maintain the diet. Its really hard keeping. And sometimes you interrupt and break your doing whereas the result is nearly. For advise, exactly morning running is fairly effective and facilitate to slim down.

I try to slim down every Mondаy ))) I tried a lot of methods and i'm against strict and fast diet, expensive medical intervention . the main thing I'm realized is a key problem goes into hiding in our brain. When you told that you want to eat more (after a lot of food) it was not real true . It was just a wrong singal in your head. When you want to lose weight firstly , you should begin with controlling your mind. You can use some trick. Do you have some yearnings ?Do you have your ideal image of your body? Yes, well. Then look at desirable food and put it on your left hand , while at the same time , put you big dream on your right hand, and you should choose more attractive and wishful.