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Four conversations

Listen to four conversations to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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These tasks weren't hard for me. I have only one mistake. I use to work with these types of exercises.

Hello everyone
I think everyone has had a conversation like this. I didn't learn new phrases but I always forgot about things like "hmm", "ok" and a lot like this stuff. After this lesson, I think I will sound more native than then.
Thanks...

Hi!
I think where it says "I was the only interview that day", it should say I was the only interviewed that day, so maybe I am thinking like a Spanish speaker. It is very nice learning new phrases

Hello pintoju

It would be correct to say 'the only person interviewed that day', but 'the only interviewed' isn't correct. As you point out, in Spanish, adjectives (such as 'entrevistado') are easily used as nouns, and so I can see how that makes more sense to you. In English, it is not impossible for an adjective to be used as a noun, but it is much less common and only used in some specific cases.

Glad you found the page useful!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

thanks a lot >>>>>>>very useful

I think many people have had at least one conversation similar to conversation A in their life. And I too.
I learned four following new phrases from these conversations:
- How did it go?
- Who took this?
- Anyway, you were saying ...
- What do you mean?

First question: Yes, I had a conversations similar to issue A and D. It was in the past when I went to school and after when I became adult and I was trying to get a job and I had an interview.
Second question: Yes I did. While these conversations I did learn a couple of phrases and words like: "I was the only interview that day..." I don't feel I'm anjoying things", "filled", "it isn't that", "half an hour". And what is interesting for me I didn't know that we can say: "Your boyfriend at high school", probably I would say "your boyfriend from high school"

Why is the question "The man and the woman grew up in the same family?" TRUE?
I thought they are husband and wife. Or not?
Husband and wife can't grow in the same family!

Hi!
Remember the guy said that the photo was not taken by mom or dad, that`s why they are brother and sister.

Hello Maxim

No, they are not husband and wife, but rather brother and sister. As you say, they can't be married and have grown up in the same family.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

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