Listen to an interview with a recruitment expert, who talks about his experience of reading CVs and offers some good advice on writing them.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Weak forms are syllable sounds that become unstressed in connected speech and are often then pronounced as a schwa.

In the sentence below the first 'do' is a weak form and the second is stressed.

What do you want to do this evening?

Weak forms are very common in English. Listen carefully and fill in the gaps with the missing words typed out in full.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Good evening Sarah,
The first thing I would say to you is that IELTS is not a British test. It's an international test and you will hear a variety of accents in the Listening and Speaking parts of it. See here:
However, IELTS is owned by two British and one Australian organisation, so British and Australian accents are quite common in the listening section. If you mostly hear American accents, then to prepare for the IELTS test you should get used to other accents, including the British one, for example by listening to some of the audio on this site.
It's useful in general to be able to understand many accents. If you go to international conferences when you are doing your Ph.D you will hear many accents. Don't worry about having an American teacher. In my opinion, it's more important that your teacher is qualified, experienced, knows the IELTS exam well and can give you advice about it.
You said you are having problems with 'Task 3' in IELTS, but I don't know which paper you mean! If you tell me, I will be happy to give you some advice.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for British council to provide us opportunity to improve our language.

I am looking for a job as well. Thanks for imformation to prepare a suitable cv.
When I consider my cv, it has same qualifications mentioned in that program. However, many companies focus on unnecessary details and photographs, like the example of bad cv.
I hope, I get a job.

Thank you very much .I'm really very happy to be a lerarner of this online program.

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Well done !

great lesson

I hoped so much

Thank you for this opportunity. This website is really useful. I liked very much the interview and it gave me good advices on writing a CV. 

thank you fry much the program is fry useful i hope to improve my English