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How to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain

Learn the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi NhuThoai,
Understanding is very important part of learning any language.In my opinion we have to listen a lot, approximately 2-3 hours a day. In the beginning it is difficult but after a few lesson you can understand some part of topic. I am also foreigner and I also learn English and try to improve my abilities. I advice you never give up. listen, listen, listen-one day you will understand and then you want to listen every all days.
the best regards from Azerbaijan

Thank you so much, Subhan! Your advices are very important for me.
I think nothing is impossible, If we try and try. Right?
So, do everything you can!

Hello NhuThoai,

Most people need to listen to many different recordings to improve their listening. It's important to choose something that's not too difficult. I'd suggest you try Elementary Podcasts Series 4. Begin with episode 13, and then you can listen to episodes 1–12 after. I'd suggest you listen to the podcast two or three times, and then you can listen to it while reading the transcript, which will help you understand the parts that you found difficult while listening. Then there are the exercises, which should also help.

And be patient with yourself! Your progress will probably be slow in the beginning, but with regular, short practice sessions, you will improve.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much, Kirk! I will try it tomorrow.

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