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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Submitted by stefherz on Mon, 06/02/2023 - 00:03


I really enjoyed this topic. I liked that the educators modelled answers by sharing personal information and I loved the option to record one's answer in the first step. Great way to practice speaking. I also was positively surprised how much the educators (especially Jonathan) interacted with us learners. Thanks for offering such rich and valuable content for free!!

Hi Viktoriia Melnyk,

I wish you luck in your business plans. I also hope to make some changes to my daily routine. Starting the day earlier really boosts my productivity too, although I don't think I can manage a 4 am start. Do you think you will keep it up?


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Submitted by Luis_Angel on Fri, 13/01/2023 - 23:09


This lesson applies perfectly the "less is more" philosophy. I liked pretty much the vocabulary and the writing practise I have been offered. I am definitely going to continue checking out this online platform so that I can learn more vocabulary (mainly expressions such as 'go with the flow', 'well organised', some words used to indicate planning, etc.)

I found it entertaining, easy and simple to understand.

Good job with this, and you can say that you've gotten a new student c:

Thank you!!

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Submitted by orange.sphere on Fri, 13/01/2023 - 21:39


It was my first time doing and active topic in the learning hub, I didn't expected teachers to respond my comments and I was very pleased when it happened. I got new vocabulary yes!, the expression play it by ear and words like "spare" were new to me....
Really nice, thank you for putting out this valuable content for free :)

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Submitted by Erick20 on Thu, 12/01/2023 - 19:31


Yes, definitely was a good lesson. I like this new way of practicing and the fact that everyday topics are not being structured like a lesson from a classroom. But there was phrase that I didn't to get it at all, and it was ' to play it by ears'. Could you explain me this phrase? Overall, it was really enjoyable. Thanks.

Hi Erick20,

We are glad to read that. Thanks for your comment :)

About the phrase "to play it by ear", people say this when they don't want to make a plan for something right now. Instead, they want to see how they feel later, and then decide what to do. For example, if somebody invites you to have dinner but right now you're not sure whether you have time or not, you can say "Let's play it by ear". It shows that you are willing to do that (have dinner with your friend), but you cannot confirm right now.

Note that in this phrase, the word is "ear" (not "ears").

I hope that helps!


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Thank you, I had the same question! I googled it but I didn't have it clear yet :)

Thank you for this thorough explanation! I had the same doubt (and hadn't googled it yet).

Submitted by Sene on Wed, 11/01/2023 - 09:36


Great - Very lively and refreshing and many useful expressions. I like the use of different people and different ways of speaking. Helps to get the ears attuned.