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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 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.

i get anxious most of the times when i see people or animal rights are being really hurts me ,specially when i feel not brave enough to stop it.

My fears come up when I'm aware of what kind of situations are the most prone to make me dread, indeed it's something that I have been developing consciously according to each situation, something as If I were creating a character and giving ways of behavior , as for instance, certain fear of being with mates as a excuse of a way to spend more time with myself and It may sound weird but when I realize that it's not my "real fear", and it is my "I" just acting regarding to what I think is the proper behaviour to manage finding a way of being with myself, I just act the opposite, and I don't even care what I'm doing.

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.