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


Mr Kirk


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thanks for your advice

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Thank you for yor job and for your advises!
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i'm Phương. I'm from Viet Nam, any of you know my country? :) just have a confuse that how can we download video or audio from this site? i tried but cannot do.............

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Hi My name is Mary ,,, I'm from Egypt
it's my first time to be here and I want to improve my English skills but I have a problem i'm so shy person I can understand well but I can't express oneself when I need that,,,
plus I have a problem with grammar when I should to use the tenses when i'm speaking
what shoud I do ? I need your advice