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Listen to Simon talking about how he learned several languages in a variety of different ways.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hello teacher,
You are right.I had guessed that what those are, but I wanted to be sure.However, I have a suggestion.Please consider that , there is possible to add a feature on the platform so when I log in ,it tells me "You have a new message".It would be excellent.
Thank you very much of you and your partners.

Hello David

Thanks for your suggestion -- we will take it into consideration.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi sir,
I realized there are some numbers like a sing in the right hand of the topics.
For example 0 or 365.What are exactly those ?Are those useful things for leaner?
please describe those.

Hello mdaivid

Do you mean the small numbers above and to the right of the picture? If so, those are social media buttons -- they show how many times the page has been shared in Twitter, on Facebook, etc. You are welcome to use those buttons, but they are not important for learning from the page.

If those are not the numbers you meant, could you please describe where you see them?

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Well, I think the faster way to learn English is to spend time talking to native speakers, so lucky for those who intend to travel to a country, that speaks English and learn from people who lived there

It's a good padcast. Thank you for that. Listening to a decent British English is such a relief after the American mess!..

Hi, I'm a new website user, and only have listened to a few podcasts, but so far I enjoyed it. I think for a start is good to do the test and see what level you are on, then try to find activities. Anyway this is how I have started. :-)

Dear all ,
i just start my online courses individually, so i need your advises , how shall i start , the way as i find a lot of material here and i dont want to confuse myself

Hello ahmedadel,

Welcome to LearnEnglish!

We have a special section with advice for new users. It's called Getting Started and you can find it here.



The LearnEnglish Team

As for me, I find it easier to learn English in different ways. It is boring for me to learn English only writting or reading with teacher. I like combining different interesting learning ways to make my studying easier and better. My teacher helps me with it and it's cool. I think I haven't the most effective language learning method. I use different methods like reading, listening, writting, talking. My favourite is reading. Especially I like reading funny and artistic stories. So, in the end I want to advise you to learn English because it's very interesting. And if you have not studied it yet, you've lost a lot.