Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary, and how to learn English more effectively.
I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.
In this episode:
- I will discuss certificates and real progress in learning English.
- After that, you can practice speaking with a Question & Answer story.
Ok, let’s get started!
As you may know, certificates in English are something important. For example, everybody knows about the Cambridge University Certificates. The First Certificate is probably the most famous one.
If you prefer American English, you have the TOEFL certificate, which is also quite popular.
You’d be amazed about how many students prepare themselves to get one of these certificates.
The problem here is people tend to confuse having a certificate with the real level of English they actually have.
For example, for someone who has gotten the First Certificate… Can you be totally sure that this person can speak fluently?
According to the advertising…of course! That’s what you have paid for, and that’s why you have spent so many hours doing all kinds of boring exercises.
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I am learn english and loved this audios.
Thanks so much
Hi Nestor! I’m so happy that you love my audio lessons!
Thank you Georgiana
Thanks a lot Georgiana!
I love your audio listening with transcript.
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Amazing! Thank you so much for fantastics materials (Audio & PDF)!
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Since i listened all the audios i can say that i have improvement now.thank you georgina for helping us.
I’m glad that you are enjoying my lessons!
Thank you so much Giorgiana!
Your work is helping to many persons in the world! I’m from Brasil!
Congratulations for you hard work!
You’re a very good person!
Hi, Luis! Thank you for your kind words 🙂
You are right, a certificate doesn’t prove that you are perfect unless you prove that you, yourself orally. Majority of non native have certificates but unfourtunatilly they couldn’t speak very well. This May indicates for lack of practice or as you mentioned this May refer to traditional way of teaching.
Hi Georgiana, I love your teaching style, your method, language accent, pronunciation, and sweet Sounds, I really appreciate your job.
I wish for you. Have a great life
Thanks 🙂 You are very kind. Have a nice week!
After listening to the podcasts I feel that that my english become’s fluent.I listen it everyday and im writing this comment while listening.Thnx for improving my English miss.And one thing your voice is so pretty…
Thanks for the comment! I’m happy to help!
Thanks for your podcast.
Have a nice day.
Little by little I’m improving my English with you. Thaks a lot Georgiana
I love your lessons very much and also love your voice. It sounds like the rhythm of the song.
Thank you so much.
God bless you.
Thank you very much for your comment. I’m so glad you like my lessons. 🙂
I found this lesson very useful, I’ve been learning English for more than 10 years and I was struggled with listening and speaking but since I started listening to podcasts and reading a lot I made a huge progress in listening and speaking and now I got the hang of reading and listening and I can say for sure my level improved but I have to keep making progress by listening, speaking, reading, writing, and I hope to be confident in a couples of months. my question to you Adriana is this: what is the best way to master vocabularies we come across on internet or in different English documents.
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