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Listen to a radio interview in which the future of the Martha Stewart brand is discussed.

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.


Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hi. I have a question about the answers in Task 1. In my opinion, the eight topic as it appears in the solutions (future of the company) is the fourth. At the first question, the presenter asks: "Do you think there’s any future for the Martha Stewart brand?"
Thanks for you attention.

Hello British Council, I got some difficulties in answering the tasks to arrange the topics or processes in chronological order (not technically). Even I read the transcripts, I didn't get the right order. I am wondering you could help me with some tips how to get the answers in correct sequence. Thanks.

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Hello ahmed mohamed salem,

This is a question you can answer yourself, I think, by visiting an online dictionary such as this one.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

One of the bottled water brands in my country changed its name and has became viral all over the country, so I think changing the name is useful somehow.

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Hi everybody from spain,

Here in Spain I don't know any company wich has changed the name for reasons of bad image , but I know some of them that have changed the name in order to adapt to the new times as Telefónica, Repsol, Iberia and so on. The last year I was working in Iberia airlines and I studied about the evolution of the brand and is very interesting to know the reasons about it, for me the main reasons is to give to the company an image of a flexible company with a good relation between price and quality.

Hi All,

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Hello British Council. I have one question. Word Conviction has two meanig: krime and opinion. I think that convinced and conviction are synonym? I have look for in Cambridge Diktionary but i am not sure, because explanation there in englisch too :).
Thanks a lot!

It's really very useful, i learnt new vocabulary. but i'd like to ask about the third task No.6 i wrote that's a very big question as mentioned in the audio but it was wrong, so i'd like to know what's the different
Many thanks