Are you satisfied with your English level? Today we’ll hear from an English learner from Senegal who isn’t and we ask the question, when should you be satisfied? We also have more of your comments and questions.
Voice message from Sonia living in Berlin
A Trip Around the Regions of Spain – AIRC360
I want to ask X
pumpkin pie and apple pie (pies have a filling and a pastry shell or topped with pastry. It can be sweet or savoury.
Cake is a sweet, bread-like food made from dough or a batter.
A tart is a small pie with no top and filled with fruit, custard or jam.
So, what’s a cheesecake?
Voice message from Alberto from Italy about Luke. Crossover podcast on April 16th.
Voice message from Jesus from Getafe
I enjoy very much with the topicsX – I enjoy the topics very much.
apart of thisX – apart from this.
Voice message from Ahmed from Senegal
I’m having a whale of a time
He’s hooked on the podcast – an AIRCoholic!
I’m struggling with this
Luke from Luke’s English Podcast – bonus episode (April 16)
When should you be satisfied with your English level?
Why are you learning English?
Does your level meet your needs?
What do you need to know most? For work, travel, pleasure, etc?
Should we ever stop learning?- No!!! Or else, you’ll forget things.
Are we happy with our Spanish level?
Reza is doing an official C2 Spanish language exam in a few weeks. He wants to have the certificate. He’s studying for it and realizes he’s forgotten a lot, especially about Subjunctives and Masculine/Feminine words that don’t end in _o/_a.
Record your Speaking on audio every few weeks. Ask yourself if you’re getting better. Compare the most recent recording with earlier ones. Are you more fluent; has your pronunciation improved; has your range of vocabulary and grammar structures increased; has your accuracy got better?
Keep old pieces of writing that you’ve done – emails, letters, textbook exercises, homework tasks, old exam answers (if possible). Have you improved?
Think about spelling, grammar, vocabulary and punctuation; but also style, appropriate register (formal/informal), linking expressions/connectors and organising your ideas logically into paragraphs/sections.
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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In next week’s episode: Prepositions and phrasal verbs for a digital world
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