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Getting advice

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 would say that have had a lot of stressful situation in my life, so that cause some problem such as anxiety or panic attack, I get anxious sometimes as I came in place, and there were a lot of people ( all of them expecting to talk or to be more included),but u need more time for that, someone calls that social anxiety

What makes me nervous is to meet stupid people .

I think you nervous about is stupid.clear brains won't pay attention to they:)

it may sound weird but I feel anxious when I see crowded places,either in photos or in real life,I just feel like if get in I will not be able to get out,like I am going to get stuck in for good.

I had to admit that I have this problem also, but I tried to reduce it and I succeed. I think the best way to reduce this problem is Ignoring it

I have to admit that I experienced these feelings when I started learning English. All the time I have felt anxious and I didn t succeed in finding a way to remove this powerful anxiety. I was scared that I will not be able to speak and comprehend this language... At the beginning all the time is hard and I would describe this experience as a thought-provoking and challenging one. we have to learn how to control all these feelings and try to be positive.

Yes, I often feel anxious; like, for example, when I listen to an audio and a task like these that are still out of my comprehension. I especially talk about the second task. Thank you. See you next.

Hi teacher!
Can you explain for me why the answer of question ''What does Ben do at the beginning of the conversation?' is ''he makes the problem sound less than it is'' .I thought that the answer in this question is ''He makes the problem sound more than it is'' .
Thank you for your support!

Hello lyly32

The first thing that Ben says is that he is fine ('Good, thanks'). He then admits that he's struggling 'a bit', but then it later becomes clear that he is actually having a very difficult time. So really he minimises the problem at first and gradually reveals how serious it is.

Does that make sense?

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

I have completed the lesson 'Getting Advice'. The level I chose was Upper Intermediate B2.