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Nivel de idioma

Upper intermediate: B2


Let me tell you about the COVID-19 situation in my country, whereas I can't come up with any other idea and this theme is the hottest topic around the world.
So, we have over 145 000 cases of coronavirus, + 2582 per day. It's almost our national anti record, so the situation is far from the end.
I'm happy to know, that over 65000 recovered despite it's a dangerous virus and over health care system is far from ideal (mildly speaking).
Of course, there is sad news too, 3023 people are dead. It's a bitter blow for the country and a huge grief for their families.
The situation is complicated by the fact that the academic year in schools and universities has restarted. And I'm really worried about that because I have two kids and one of them attends school and the younger one attends kindergarten.
I hope we can escape this danger and we try to be careful.
And I wish all of you to be safe and healthy. Cheers!

It's interesting to note that more and more people have begun to invest their savings in the stock market, specially in emerging coutries around the world where general interest rates have been dropping continuously. Despite of several positive outcome to economy, in some way government might be concerned as many these new investors haven't been properly educated to analyse and choose investments and prepared for the stock market ups and downs.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Dear team.
From the lesson above.
'brackets' is mean groups ???
The second question,
What does it mean ' the 40d device' ???
Is it including digital camera??
Thank you very much for your answer.

Hello fahri,

In the context of talking about age, 'brackets' means groups, yes.

The 40D device is a product produced by the company ONK.



The LearnEnglish Team


In my country, there is decreasing in ignorance percentage . Surveys show the number of educated people go up to 99% for the ages between 15 and 20 in this year. While the percentage of educated people in the last decade was 89%. In my opinion, this is huge change in demographics of the country.

the 1st task is broken or incomplete ...

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I think the problem should be fixed now. Please let us know if you are still having problems.



The LearnEnglish Team

In the global economic most countries are imploring digitalisation policy in carrying out business transactions. As such the rate of its improvement among the developed countries is high compared to the developing countries.
However, the trend here is that so many individuals, firms and governments of different countries embraced this policy, inspite of some barriers to its effectiveness and efficiency.