Listen to someone getting advice from a friend to practise and improve your listening skills.

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



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I feel anxious when I'm surrounded by people I don't know yet, because it is difficult for me to start a conversation.

Dear Team,
I think, in Task2, p.6, it could be correct the first choice, because in the dialogue Clara says, ''they're going to sound weird, so hear me out'',and '' this may sound strange''.What do you think?
Many thanks to all of you.

Hello nikoslado

The phrases you mention are talking about the advice she is about to give. Since they aren't explicitly about doing something to keep your mind busy, I think the order given is correct.


All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Whatever the anxiety is doesn't matter, as long as I have a good sleep. A good sleep helps my head be clear, then I can concentrate to do things and not be easy to be distracted by unrelated things. In additions, my health is also good if I slept well last night before: proper heart beating, stamina muscles and deep breath. In contrast, if I sleep badly last night, today my behavior will not be together and tie to many health issues. I will dread learning English when my head is spinning around so hard that I unlikely to remember anything. Moreover, lacking sleep, I feel easily to be frustrated to other people and be scared when having a interpersonal connection with them. So, setting a consistent bedtime to have a good sleep is what makes me anxious more than anything else.

I feel nervous when i ask someone to do small thing and he/she get annoyed .
You ask your self what he is going to do when he/she face a big things !

Dear British council Team
I get nervous Whenever I see a cruelty and then i have to keep my mouth shut , while i know consciously there s a legal right has been ignored. Whenever I am in such a fateful new position that one choice can change my way of life, or my destiny ,at that moment I prefer to have an instant consultation it helps me to be released of anxiety. when someone tells me lies and I know that
at that moment I feel nervous and disappointed .
with best regards

I feel nervous when I have to take an English test

I feel anxious when I'm around new people with whom I should chatt. I'm really not good at small talks.

Task 1 : 6/6 (100%)
Task 2 : 6/6 (100%)

Task 1 : 6/6
Task 2 : 4/6

i only feel nervous and anxious because of examinations