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Listen to four conversations to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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prepared a lot
good luck with it
filled with people
i am tired of always taking photos

Recently when we were with my family in Paris. We would like visited Lover to watch on picture Mona Liza. Unfortunately we stayed out in the rain in line about one hour, but can't come into because it begin pandemic.
Concluded many public areas were closed. It was end February 2020.

I had a similar conversation as the first one. I'm a job seeker for the last six months, so I had many interviews in different companies. After each interview, I met my friends and explained to them how the interview went, what question did they ask me, and if there is any hope to receive that job. Also, I explained to them about those experiences and I compared them, sometimes I praised the interview panel about the professional attitude, and sometimes I complained about their silly question.
Also, I had a similar conversation with my parents about taking pictures during the holidays, they are complaining and being angry when I and my sibling are spending the best part of holidays in our phones, by taking the picture and chatting and as result, we are losing the best moments in holidays.

Pictures from your childhood and special occasions can bring wonderful and unforgettable memories. Sometimes a picture can be sent you back on time an make you feel the moments twice.

I never had a problem being part of the student's group, because usually, I organized them so I have selected people to be in my group. In this conversation I learned some phrases like;

I'm glad we could speak about it, it's not easy
filled with people.

Thank you.

I have had a conversation similar to conversation C when my friend and I look at the old photo album together. In the album, there is a picture taken when I was in grade 1. At that time, I was fatter and my hair is longer than now.
I learned some new phrases in these conversations such as:
- I think it went quite well.
- I did a lot of research and prepared a lot.
- Nothing much.
- We'll call you back with news in three or four days.
- Let's see...
- Wait a minute.
- I know.
- Exactly!
- I don't feel I'm enjoying things.
- I'm glad we could talk about this.

Dear team.
From the audio above.
Man: Yes, YES! You do remember. Barry, your boyfriend at high school.
What is the different from 'you do remember' and 'you are remember' ???
Thank you very much for your answer.

Hello fahri,

'You are remember' is not grammatically correct. Normally we just say 'you remember', but when we want to emphasise the action, we can use 'do' with the verb. Here when the man says 'you do remember', it shows that he thought that maybe the woman had forgotten about her boyfriend.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I think people nowadays always taking too many photos that not necessary, they don't look at it after, they don't have much value. When hanging out with my friends, sometimes I feel tired because they take all the time to take a photo to post in social media instead to talk with each other

I have conversations about old photos with my family. I often chat on telegram canal sending or getting old photos from or to my friends.
I didn't learn any new words as all of them are familiar to me.

Of course, I had some conversations on these topics. I've been on plenty of job interviews and discuss them with my friends and family. And I also tried to see Mona Lisa and also failed, actually. You just can't come nearer because of the crowd. And yeah, I think we take too many photos on our holidays. And then, after returning, we look at them at the most ones or twice. I used to take tons of photos in my past travelings but now I prefer to enjoy the moment of relaxation but not being a photographer only.
However, I like to view some old photos. It's funny how we change through time.

Yes, I had a similar conversation about taking a photo when traveling. taking a photo is great, but first, we need to enjoy the view before it. it may be our last chance to come to those places, so we need to memories that beautifully.

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