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Episode 16

Adam is impressed by how much you know about London. In Newcastle, Carolina meets a horrible customer in the shop and that's just the start of a very bad day.

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If you don’t live at home or you lived away from home in the past, do you (or did you) ever feel homesick? If so, what do you do to make yourself feel better? Even if you’ve never felt homesick, what advice would you give to Carolina to make herself feel better?

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Hi Nada,

It means that it doesn't have a clear meaning.
Example : What he said, does not make sense to me. It means, The idea is not clear at all or has no meaning.

Thanks for your explanation topierre, I really appreciate it

Hello Dear krik again
I have also lots of mistakes with stress. I have never been good at It. Could you please help me how to learn it.
thank you very much

Hello farah,

Both syllables and word stress are indicated in a good dictionary. The Cambridge Dictionaries Online (see the search box on the right) indicates pronunciation by means of both phonetic symbols as well as sound files. For example, if you look up the word "phonetic" in the dictionary and click on the first entry, you'll see a red symbol followed by UK (also blue for US) which you can click on to hear how the word is pronounced, including proper word stress.

Sentence stress is more difficult. To work on this, I'd suggest listening to English as much as you can (these episodes are good for that, and there are also lots of audio files with our Magazine articles) and imitating the pronunciation of sentences that you like. Slowly, your ear should develop and your confidence increase.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Krik are there any rules to learn about syllables ?

can i read the transcript online??? without the need to download it ...... if not available , could you use another watermark in the pdf because i cant read from it.

Hi Dear Kirk,

Before all thanks for your effort and your good program.I am from Iran and I was graduated in teaching field.I like to teach English Language in adults level.I will be appreciated if you help me in this matter.How can i choose a true way and true resource(eg. A Book or...)?What is your suggestion?may i work with them with this program or not?If it is not so please introduce me a resource for teaching.

B.Regards,
S.Mazarei

Hello Ahoooora,

I'm afraid that I can't recommend a specific textbook, but I wanted to mention our sister site, TeachingEnglish, which could be very useful for you. You could also use some of the content on LearnEnglish - for example, Big City Small World and the Elementary Podcasts have downloadable podcasts and support packs in pdf form (look under Instructions & downloads).

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Oh Poor Carolina !! . It's really terrible to be far away from home and family. To be alone on your own. It's difficult at first and then you get used to it but when you face a little problem you feel that terrible feeling homesick. I hope she is getting better . Actually the man is too rude to her and that's again shows that the concept of politeness shouldn't describe the whole country . Politeness is behavior and ethics you grow upon from childhood even though I love the way British people speak to each other when asking for anything excuse me , sorry and so.... but the man is really rude and embarrassed her .he was totally impolite his advice of learning English my have a negative effect on her by his rude way. You can advice someone in a nice way that he can do whatever you want but he criticizes her and it 's not her first language.Anyway I hope she is getting better soon. My advices for her is to drink a fresh juice and try to calm herself and remember her goals of travelling and to focus on her goal regardless of the obstacles she will face and to speak to her friend Emily after a while she will be alright.For me i felt homesick when my mum and dad traveled to Saudi Arabia to work there . I felt terrible even if i have my brothers and sisters with me. But it's really terrible to be away from my mum . I tried to engage myself in many things to distract myself from thinking of my mum and dad .Then After a while i get used to it.I kept talking to them on Skype and so everything went well and I was much better.

I can not find where is to do the test after finishing listening.

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