Listen to this speech given at a party being held for the retirement of an employee, James Dawson. The managing director of the company delivers a speech outlining James's achievements.

Professionals Podcasts - Achievement


Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

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Strangely enough! From the beginning to the end, it seems that  the meeting chairwoman and the participants have been acting insincerely, or a mere hypocritical formality. Thank you.

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Confidence is a tricky problem, because it's mostly psychological. I've met learners with very good English who had almost no confidence and others with quite basic English who had a lot of confidence.
It's hard to say what will help your confidence most, because I don't know you. Mostly practice will do it, but that might be practice alone, with another student or with a teacher. You might have particular areas of difficulty with your English that you need to work on that will help with confidence as well.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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Try different techniques to find one that works for you. Try listening to recorded audio and listening to people speaking English face-to-face. Try audio at different levels of difficulty and using different accents so that you can understand English from many countries. Try listening many times to the same recording or listening to recordings where you have the transcript.
Good luck!
The LearnEnglish Team

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