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Hacking Language Learning: Benny Lewis at TEDxWarsaw

Hacking Language Learning: Benny Lewis at TEDxWarsaw

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Discussion about life changes – Zapp! English Listening – Audio/Mp3 podcast Zapp! English Listening 3.11 – Discussing life changes Audio PlayerIn this unit, people talk about what has changed in their lives over the past five years. You will practise pulling out the key points, spotting differences between recordings and noticing details. A variety of speakers of different age groups from all over the UK, as well as the US, describe and discuss changes in work, family and relationships. © Zappenglish.com

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