When you're in your next meeting or presentation, listen for the idioms in the video below that use the words "give" and "take." They'll help you to understand the flow of the conversation. Then try to use them in your emails, presentations, or in your conversations with your colleagues to improve your English!
You can improve your listening comprehension for the IELTS exam or for understanding presentations and lectures when you listen for the very transition words you use when you're writing an essay or speech.
These transition words tell you what the speaker is trying to tell you that may not be very obvious. They may be trying to emphasize a point, relate to something they said earlier, illustrate a concept, etc. When you can identify the function of the transition words you hear, you're going to better understand what is being said.
Check out this compilation video for some short, helpful lessons to improve your listening comprehension in English.
Check out my latest IELTS example answers for Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the speaking part of the test here.
Managers who are learning English may sometimes struggle with the right way to express something to their employees.
Here are two dictation exercises that show a way to deal with wanting to 1.) express appreciation to a subordinate and 2.) to check in on an employee's progress with a certain project they're working on.
Listen to the exercises, and write down what you hear. Check the video again to make sure you got it right. Best wishes!