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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