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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 5

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Please can anyone help me with Exercise 2 I can't match more than 1 phrases when I choose one choice the other resit back

Hello Fatima_1991,

For the matching exercises on LearnEnglish you need to click once on the item you wish to move and then once on the box in which you want to put it. If you try to drag the item (click and hold) then it will not work and this may be the problem you are having.

Make sure you click on the box, not on the title. You should see the box change colour when your cursor is in the right position.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I'd like to meet Meryl Streep, I think she's powerful strong succesful women, she's a great actress who filmed in many succesful moveis, she nominated for Oscar 22nd times and won 3 Oscars 2 of them for best actress and one for best-supporting actress, I admire her I wish I could meet her.

answer task 5 :
i think it is a difficult question to answer . i think i love the music which reflects nostalgia and longing . it depends on the songs if it is meaningful or not , i love the one which is about real things and feeling . i like to listen to English music the last period because i would learn more English vocabularies . according to that i do not have any preference to any one of them i prefer English songs and Arabic one as well .

answer task 4 :
i am mohammad salameh ., i come from Jordan .
In Jodan we have a traditional dance called dabkah .
this kind of dance is specially for men .
we do it on different occasions like when a person marry or got engaged
or even graduated from the university .
actually i don't know the history of this dance and when or where was the
first dance of it .
unfortunately i could not dance it . i have tried a several of time to learn
how to dance but it was difficult to follow the fast pattern of it .

answer task 2:
i would like to meet lena chamamyan .
she is from Syria , and she born for Armenian family . i think that she began singing when she was about 25 years old .
she is amazing and talent singer , she sing songs and write her own songs as well .
i think sham , hal asmer , lama bada and dawni ajowdo are the most famous songs but actually i could not be sure because i do not read any study about that .
ohh the most favorite song from my point of view is Dawni ajowdo .
i fell in love with her and her this song because it touch my feeling and my heart too.
i admire her because she has a talent and i think she born to sing and she is classical singer , this is my favorite style of singers .
actually i love to sing songs , i would like to ask her if she can teach me how to sing well.

answer to the Question"Can you think of a special dance that you can tell people about?
Raqs sharqi (literally, ‘oriental dancing"’) it is the classical Egyptian style of belly dance that developed during the first half of the 20th century.Belly dancing is one of the most fascinating styles of dance in Egypt.It is rooted in pre Islamic times and its traditions have been passed on over the centuries.it was developed by Samia Gamal, Tahiya Karioka, Naima Akef, and other dancers who rose to fame during the golden years of the Egyptian film . Cairo is known as the global capital of belly dancing.you can find belly dancing in various night clubs and casinos. i'd like to learn it , i think i will take course to learn it.I would like to dance it in "girls party "what is called 'Henna Party' . it is a party for the bride at home before wedding. all her girl friends come to celebrate the day with her and do belly dancing .
 

Answer to the question ‘Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity?’
the answer is
yes , it is a good thing. celebrities have great influence among their fans .when a star do work for charities ,it reflects that he cares for other poor people and his fans will follow in his steps.it also makes poor people happy that they will feel appreciation and considerations in society.Even if celebrities main aim is publicity ,who cares , the most important thing is that money is given to poor people.

 The answer to the Question" Which famous person, dead or alive, would you like to meet? And why?
I'd like to meet Sami Yusuf . He's a British singer,song writer,composer and producer of Azerbaijani origin.His most famous album "Al-Muallim". He is Known as" Islam's biggest Rock Star" For his success in attracting a relatively young fan base from diverse regions across the world, many of whom were of Muslim background. My favorite song is  "Mother'' i like it the most. I admire him so much because he gives great attentions to poor people and children in his songs . he made particular songs for them like "In Every tear he is there" and he makes all the profits go towards rebuilding the lives of victims of natural disasters worldwide.because he is famous and has a great impact through his songs, he can get a lot of attention for the things he wants to change.I'd like to meet him to thank him for his beautiful songs and i want to talk with him about his different trips around the world and his charity works in poor countries and how people like me can help those poor people .Finally i want to ask him what is the main topic of his new album and when it will released.

Do you prefer songs in English or songs in your own language?
For me ,i like some songs in English and  some songs in Arabic. I like to listen to songs in English and I study the new words and i like to dance on that songs.also i like Arabic songs as it is my first language .I also fond of songs that has a real meaning not just express love between beloved for example expressing love for a country and struggling to have freedom, encourage for doing nice things in society and Islamic songs as well that shows how lovely Islam is.

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