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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


i agree with you the easiest tips of learning English language self enforcement for regularly if this become for you favorite he or she will became language familiar.

Sorry al audio didn't supported I can't listening audio

Hello Nona31,

Have you tried downloading the audio? If you press or right-click on the words Download audio 2.9MB (right click & save) above Task 1, perhaps you can download the mp3 and listen to it. I'd also recommend trying a different browser or device to see if that works as well.

If you still can't download or listen to the audio, please let us know what browser and browser version you tried so we can look into it further.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I want to learned more lenguages because you can go to others places and now more of diferent countries and i like so much english and i will like to now more

Hello everyone!
I found myself that watching English films or English program was a good way for listening English while reading newspaper in English is useful for my reading skill.
Besides,I think that the best method to learn speaking is talking to other people. That's the reason why I'm looking for a partner who can practise with me. Well. We can talk or text via Facebook or Skype. Just once or twice a week depending on our free time. Is there anyone who wants to improve speaking English with me? I'm glad that we can be friend! Just reply this comment, I'll contact you.
Thank you!
All the best,

Hello everybody
i found my self that interesting the Novel books mostly when i have it the spare time after capable days i familiar with it reading the novels

Hello Rosie, How are you
I'm Tarek from Egypt and i would like to practice my English language and making new friends
Here is my Facebook account as below;
you can add me so we can start talking

Hello Tarek,

I'm afraid our House Rules don't allow you to share personal information such as your Facebook account. You can, however, access our Facebook page and perhaps find people there.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Well, I'm so happy that you guys also want to practise speaking. But, you know, the policy of British Council doesn't allow us to share any private information. I don't know how to contact to you guys. Is there any other ways?
By the way, I'm sorry to the British Council Staff. I didn't read the policy clearly. But is there any other ways which can help us contact each other? Please tell us if you can help. We just want to improve our speaking skill. Thank you!

Hello Rosie Phan,

I appreciate what you are saying and it's great to want to improve. However, we have to be very careful with personal data. Some of our users are under the age of 18 and so we have very strict policies in place. It's unfortunate but I think it's important to take issues of privacy and data protection very seriously.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team