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Listen to a radio interview in which the future of the Martha Stewart brand is discussed.

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.


Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hello British Council. I have one question. Word Conviction has two meanig: krime and opinion. I think that convinced and conviction are synonym? I have look for in Cambridge Diktionary but i am not sure, because explanation there in englisch too :).
Thanks a lot!

Hello Mirgorod,

If you look in the dictionary entry, you'll see that 'convinced' is an adjective (though it can also be the verb 'convince' in the simple past or past participle) and 'conviction' is a noun – it's related to both the verb 'convince' as well as the verb 'convict'.

By the way, the website of the Cambridge Dictionaries also translates into German – see their entry for 'conviction' for example.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

It's really very useful, i learnt new vocabulary. but i'd like to ask about the third task No.6 i wrote that's a very big question as mentioned in the audio but it was wrong, so i'd like to know what's the different
Many thanks

Undoubtedly, the activity is invaluable.

Unfortunately, the tasks 1, 2 and 3 are not available for printing them out.

Hello miss Inna,

We're glad that you found the activities useful. It's true that these exercises are not available in downloadable format, though did you see that there is one short activity, along with the transcript, that you can download as a pdf just under the exercises where it says Download?

If you like to be able to download exercises, I would recommend that you take a look at the Elementary Podcasts (look under Instructions & downloads near the top) and Big City Small World (look under Downloads under the exercises) because both have support packs that include the exercises in pdf form.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Great : ))) 

Hi everbody,
This site is considerably useful,Iappreciate all efforts...

It was great


Hi, there
could anybody tell me about the difference with "trial", "conviction", "sentence" and "judgement", if they are all synonyms? thanks a lot. :)