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.

Example 
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.

Exercise

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

hello sir peter and kirk,you people are doing a great job........i,m new and learning a lot of things on this website.thanks

Hello shazia noreen,

Thanks for your comment. We're always happy to hear that people find LearnEnglish useful!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi all,

i am new here and i want to improve my speaking skills please help me.

Hi awaisawan,

This is a question which we are often asked and, while it is hard for us to give specific advice without knowing how you speak at the moment, there are some suggestions which we can make which will help you to improve over time. The most important thing you can do is to speak English as often as possible. To do this a partner is very helpful, so think about the people you know and consider if any of them could be a practice partner for you. It may be that you know someone else who is also learning English and who would like to practise with you, or perhaps you know some people who do not speak your language but do speak English.

However, if you do not have a practice partner it does not mean that you cannot practise because it is possible to practise alone. Just speaking English to yourself while you are at home, going about your normal daily activities, can help a great deal with your fluency and can help you to feel more confident, which will help you to cut down your hesitating.

You can also use the audio and video materials here on LearnEnglish to improve your fluency. After doing the exercises, try listening with the transcript (listening and reading). Then try saying the text yourself, and finally try saying it with (and at the same speed as) the recording. This will help you to develop speed in your speech, which is a key component of fluency. You'll also pick up a lot of language as chunks - words which are often used together in set phrases - which you can use to communicate with less hesitation.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Dear All,
Kindly help me for finding get lesson for learn English . i will waiting your suggestion and advice . i am new in side so i don't know to how i use and learn English so kindly help and tell about lesson how to i get full lesson .

thanking you
Deepak

Hello pareekdeepak77,

It's difficult to give too much concrete advice as everyone's needs and abilities are different. However, we can make some general suggestions about how to use LearnEnglish.

First of all, take some time to explore the site. Use the links at the top of the page to go to different sections and see what kinds of materials are available. Get a feel for the level of difficulty of different sections so you can see what will be most useful to you at the moment.

Second, start with something that is not too high a level. Many users find Elementary Podcasts Series Three a good place to begin, though this obviously depends upon your level and needs. Work through the episodes, and remember that you can use the transcript to help you, or to read and listen at the same time after you have done the exercises.

Third, keep a vocabulary notebook as you work. Organise it by topic ('work', 'family', 'food' etc) and add words and phrases to it as you go through the material. Test yourself regularly to see if you remember the words.

Finally, try to find time to practise English during your regular day. Perhaps you have a friend who is also learning English, with whom you can practise speaking, or perhaps you can practise by yourself, just speaking English when you are alone at home or at work. This kind of practice is great for developing fluency in speaking, so that when you need to use English in the 'real' world you are ready and confident.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone
first thank you for this amazing and very useful exercises and i just need some help to learn legal translation

Hello Khadija,

Thanks for your feedback! We plan to release some pages on Legal English next year. I expect that these will be useful for you, but to become a professional legal translator, you'll need to find much more specific and technical resources than we can offer.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you to respond to my question :)

Hello everyone. I thank you very much for your good work on the website. I find it very useful and interesting.
I'd like to have some advice for writing an accompaning letter to send my CV.
My best regards Andrea

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