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Build your speaking skills

In 'Build your speaking skills' you will find activities to help you feel more confident about speaking English. You will also be able to record yourself speaking about a range of topics.

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    A wedding is a very special celebration of the marriage of two people. Watch the video, which describes a typical British wedding, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.

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    In the UK, many people enjoy eating fish and chips. Watch the video, which is about a British family enjoying their Friday night meal, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.

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    In the UK, children often celebrate their birthday by having a party. Watch the video, which shows what often happens at a child's birthday party, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.

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    Everyday conversations are an important part of life in the UK. Do you talk to the other people in your neighbourhood? Watch the video, which focuses on people living in a typical neighbourhood in the UK. Practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.

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    People in the UK like to queue when they are waiting in places like the bank and post office. Watch the video, which focuses on how and why people queue in the UK and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.

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    How can you describe an ordinary picture in an exciting way? In these activities, you’ll practise saying what you see as well as make up a story about the picture to bring your description alive. 

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    When you describe a picture which contain lots of objects, it is important to make your description really clear. In these activities you’ll practise describing a photograph of food in a fridge, which contains many items and learn how to make your description logical and complete

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    Have you got a job or are you looking for one? In this video Anne tells us about her job.

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    Would you like to learn how to describe a picture? These activities will help you to describe what you see in a photograph, in this case a photo of some students in a classroom with their teacher.

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    In the UK, many people enjoy eating fish and chips. Watch the video, which is about a British family enjoying their Friday night meal, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.

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    In the UK, children often celebrate their birthday by having a party. Watch the video, which shows what often happens at a child's birthday party, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.

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    A wedding is a very special celebration of the marriage of two people. Watch the video, which describes a typical British wedding, and practise your speaking skills as you complete the activities.

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    In this description of a photo of a formal conversation, you will hear language to speculate about how people are feeling and what they might be saying to each other. Use these activities to build your range of feelings adjectives, practise modals for speculating and practise word order in indirect questions.

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    In these activities you will learn a range of adjectives for describing a picture that has been taken outside, such as a winter scene. You will also practise the present perfect so that you can say what has happened before the photo was taken.

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    Would you like to learn how to describe a picture? These activities will help you to describe what you see in a photograph, in this case a photo of some students in a classroom with their teacher.