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A digital detox podcast

Listen to the podcast about doing a digital detox 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


Hello, The LearnEnglish Team,

Please help me with the "advice" noun. Is both singular and plural form of it 'advice'?

In the transcript, there are 2 sentences:
1) "and is here to give us some advice about it"
2) "That book gave me some really good advice".

I'm not sure but I have ever seen "advices". Isn't, right?

Hoping for your response. Thank you so much!

hi , is it right way to say from past time and still doing it ?

i have already done this advises, and I am still doing it .

Hello lio_2028

Yes, you can use the present perfect ('I have already taken this advice') and then use the present continuous ('and I am still practising it') to indicate you started an action in the past and are still doing it in the present.

Well done!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

It's a good idea for so much people that surround me to got a detox, I always try to let the cellphone on the table everyday on evenings when my wife get at home

I'm not so immersed in online. I'm afraid that I don't need to do a digital detox at the mometn. ( ⁎ᵕᴗᵕ⁎ )

Dear English Language team,
How often we should listen to the podcast before doing tasks 1 and 2. I listened two times and I did half of the exercise correctly.

Hello Omer Gul

That depends on what kind of learner you are, how difficult the page is compared to your level and many other factors. In general, I think listening two or three times is a good idea, but I would encourage you to experiment with different methods on different pages.

You could also consider listening a couple of times, then doing the exercises, then reading the transcript to check what you did in the exercises, and then finally checking the answers.

Best wishes


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, why the answer sheet is not available? how to check the answers on whether or not they are correct? How to access the answers? please guide! thanks

Hello Khatereh Zandiyeh

In the worksheet, the answers are available on page 6. In the online exercises, after you press the 'Finish' button, you can press the 'Show Answers' button. The 'Show Answers' button is not available until you press 'Finish'.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Oh no! I am not on line every time because people always talk about uninteresting things and I always find that a waste of time. But I think digital detox will be necessary for a lot of people which are still connected for nothing important especially some people become dependent of internet. It is not healthy and always bring you away from direct interactions and social activities.