Listen to a university teacher giving instructions for an assignment to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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The most important thing for me it`s to be in the right mood.

Thank you for the question

The difficult things in writing an essay are how to develop an idea and how to arrange a matching word.

If I am writing an essay in English , so the most difficult thing is the vocabulary.

I find difficult about writing essays, like capturing your ideas and thoughts, using the proper words to make the essay have that reflective and critical character that characterizes it, and that you want to express on a specific issue. Having that facility to explain, interpret and evaluate a particular topic by seeking that the reader can easily understand it.

For me, gathering information from scientific sources and writing in English are more difficult than other problems. Secondly, I have a lot of difficulty in learning new vocabulary. There are many synonyms with little differences and it takes a lot of time to learn them. I work 12 hours everyday and when I arrive home I don't have enough energy to practice all my English skills.

I'm Italian and therefore, about writing essays in English, I find difficult to translate the way of expressing myself in a language much more simple as English.

Ahh.... By the time I hear his instruction, I would have been sleeping, cuz his tone of voice sounds like a cradle song...!
Sorry, professor!

I need tutoring on writing academic essays.

Hello Lexzy22
There are several essays in our Writing skills section:
- https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/upper-intermediate-b2-writing/op...
- https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/advanced-c1-writing/essay-about-...
- https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/advanced-c1-writing/opinion-essay
We also have a section on writing academic English in general (https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/writing-purpose/writing-purpose).
I hope you can find something useful on one or more of those pages!
All the best
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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