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Episode 01

Philip is the CEO of WebWare, an IT company. He needs to hire a new sales director as soon as possible.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. You can also read the transcript.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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I'm surprising! I got all the answers right!

I do nỏ know where i can look up the new word. Or i need a distionary.

Hi berrynguyen,

There are many dictionaries that are available for free online. I would recommend the Cambridge Dictionary in particular.

All the best,
Kirk
The Learn

thanks

Good morning!
I'm Diana from Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam.
I understand almost all the English conversations I listen to, however when speaking I face so many problems with speaking confidently and I get confused. I forget the words, structure of sentences, pronunciations, ets...
How could I deal with this situation?
How could remember structure of sentences?
What advices you suggest me to develop my vocabulary?
Thank you in advance.
Have a good day!

Hi Diana
If you understand what you listen .. The a great job and very good step.
Second problem is because you make you brain structure and remember the words. it is very hard to do this task (High Processing). You have to do mainly two things 1- the test yourself with expression and widely used words. 2- Speak a lot even if you make mistake and it will be very good if you record your speak.

Can we make friend to learn english
Iam Nguyen , live in hcm city

I am Interested

Hello Diana,

It can be difficult to put our thoughts into words sometimes, even in our own native language. I would give you two general pieces of advice here.

FIrst, try not to become too stressed about speaking as this will only increase the difficulty you have. It is quite natural to forget things and to get mixed up. Speaking, even in our own language, is chaotic and usually unplanned. Don't expect perfection and don't get frustrated when you have problems. Concentrate on making yourself understood, even if the language is imperfect.

Second, remember that fluidity is not the same as fluency. Fluidity is the ability to speak quickly and smoothly, making the sounds without dificulty. Fluency also includes the ability to express particular ideas. You can develop fluidity with recorded texts. Try using the transcript that we provide with our recordings and reading aloud with the recording. This will get you used to producing sounds at speed and also get you used to the rhythm of natural speech. When I learn a language I speak to my pet dog all the time. He is very patient and understanding and he never corrects me, and I can develop confidence and speed so that when I speak to other people I can do so much more fluently.

I hope those suggestions are helpful. For more advice, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page, which has tips on various aspects of English, including speaking.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Good evening!
I understand almost all the English conversations I listen to, however when speaking I face so many problems with speaking confidently and I get confused. I forget the words, the words orders in the phrase, at the end I usually try only to find a way to get rid of the conversation.
How could I deal with this situation?
What advices you suggest me to develop my vocabulary?
Thank you in advance.

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