Talk about: Learning languages

Simon talks about how he managed to learn five to six different languages in a fun and easy way.

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Task 1

Choose the correct answer to each question.


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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I think you can succeed in learning English in a classroom setting if you have a good teacher and a coursebook. Reading English and watching English TV is an insaparable part of the learning process. It develops your listening skills and memory. I try to learn English through listening to English songs, reading books and papers and watching films and TV programs in English.  Mastering any foreign language needs time and hard work.  And the most important thing is your desire to learn and master the language. But knowledge of the foreign language is not enough, the world view, your outlook on life is also important. You can learn to speak a foreign language only through speaking even if you make mistakes. Speaking is one of the ways to show what kind of person you are when you meet someone. Your tongue is your face.

i find it is easier to learn English by forcing my self to watching english tv and the most effevtive language method for me is listening

the most effective language learning method for me is sitting in classroom setting and speak with the others. I think it's the best way because you have to speak english by this way. you can postpone the other activities but when you are in a classroom you have responsibility to your teacher and friends so  you have to do it!

recently i found this sinte it's very helpful it makes me learn a lot thank you .

My favourit language learnig method is attending a course. I remember better new words or a grammar rule if I hear them by a teacher.

As for me ,it`s easier to attend classes & learn new words,phrases & expressions during the speaking .
I think,watching English TV also is a good way how to learn English .

The most effective learning method is in a classroom, whith a teacher and study at home.

watching english tv is the easiest method to learn english.. i learned a lot from watching movies especially ..=)
the most effective method is watching english movies, listening to english songs all the time and also talking with friends and family on english

I think learning English by watching English TV or reading English newspaper is just effectively when we have basic knowledge of English. For beginner, it is always better to learn at classroom with teacher's instructions.

I have to learn more and more.
Thanks for the script and the audio, those are very helpful.