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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


This is a very good website to improve our language either in speaking or writing. I would like to use this as my reference and hope to be able speaking more confidently in front of audience and submitting a very impressive assignment.

I want to study english
But I can't speak smooth.can you help me

Hello letiendat090,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! Please take a look at our Getting Started section to see how you can best use the site and our materials to improve your English.

We actually have a page with tips on specific aspects of English, including speaking. You can find it here - I hope it's helpful.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone,

I think that this site is great for people who haven't a lot of time to learn English because I can listening audio, read transcript as many time as I need and next do tasks.

Hello, I find it easier to learn English by watching English TV programmes such as BBC news and dramas. In my view, the most effective language learning method for me are practise to talk, read and write more as practise makes perfect. Other than that, play some language games do helps me a lot. Good luck!

Greetings to everyone.
I consider the best method in learning a new language is, by no surprise, using it in a daily basis.
This is how I learnt French, by accepting the fact that I'm probably less talkative than a baby in terms of attempting a conversation with other people, by forgetting the obvious mistakes that I will commit at least ten times in each sentence and by not giving up in learning.
Children tend to learn things in a faster rate, and I more or less learnt to read Spanish and to comprehend it when I was of a younger age and yet, some considerable years later and I've learnt French in three months by employing the same mantra every day.
I also believe it to be important to embrace the language, in other words, not attempting to learn it because of need but by foremost because of interest and genuine curiosity.

I wish good luck to all the fellow language-learners out there.

I learnt english in a classroom setting and at the same time i practised by watching tv and listening to music.

Thanks alot Peter for your message, i really gratefull for the site and your help.

I liked the theme today, it was really fascinating, and it gave me helpful tips for learning English language.
For me because i dont have enough time to attend classes, it will be very useful to me to fix one hour per day to study English, listening and writing new words and learning them.
And everyday i build my language, i know it needs quite a lot time to be able to speak fluently and to hold a decent cinversation.
Using this site is actually too much helpful for building my language, for example from this three minutes audio i learnt sixteen new words. Really thanks alot for this site.

Hello Sherine hussein,

Thank you for the lovely comment. It's great to know that we're helping people!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team