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


can we have some writen CVs.

Hello HABIBOU849,

You can find advice and sample CVs on the internet. I'd particularly recommend the ESOL Nexus and the University of Kent's resources.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

This lesson was realy usefull

Hi all,
My name Tho, I come from Viet Nam, I'm new member. I hope that my English will be better in the end

Thank you for the learner English Team

Hello,my friend! I am a college student from China,and I am be of great interest to learn English.Although English is not my first language,I will try my best to learn it well so that I can make a better and easier communication with others who have the different cultures from mine.This is a good platform for me to make great process in learning English and i am so appreciate it.The lack of study English atmosphere is not the stone to block me to make it.Keep it up!

I hope i will write a good CV and accepted in a School or a company abroad.

Thanks for podcasts they are very useful .
Is there any podcast about how to make mottivational letter pls ?

I listened and studied with this page. thanks.
And If you are possible to share the sample format of UK's CV, it would be great!!

Hello stella,

There are many different ways of formatting a CV. There is an example of one on the ESOL Nexus's Writing a curriculum vitae page.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team