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


Hi medmomo,

'get sent' is an informal version of the passive voice verb 'are sent', i.e. 'the hundreds of CVs (that) we are sent'.

You could also communicate the same idea with 'receive' (which is in the active voice), as you suggest: 'the hundreds (that) we receive each year' and it would mean the same thing.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


These is a question I'm dealing with it.
Could anyone tell me why in the last question of task one the answer is FALSE?

The question is "Woodrow names two languages from Asia as being useful."
and he said in the script "Spanish is useful, Russian, Mandarin Chinese too"
So the answer can be True (Russian and Chinese)

Hello Fereshte,

Europeans tend to think of Russian as a European language, but you are right -- it is also an important language in Asia. I'll make a note to change the wording of this exercise in the future. For now please know that you are correct!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Kirk,
many thanks for your response

best wishes