Oct 162014
 

How long should it take to learn English? The answer depends on many things, such as your motivation and your age. But you’re never too old to pick up some tips to speed up your learning.
Learn some techniques with Rob and Finn in this edition of 6 Minute English, and find out about our brand new BBC Learning English course.

According the last UK census taken in 2011, what percentage of the British population speaks a first language that is not English?
a) 1.7%
b) 7.7%
c) 14.7%

 


Vocabulary and definitions

expertise
high level of skill or knowledge

a helping hand
assistance; help

fluent
(related to speaking) clear, accurate, wide-ranging and confident

face-to-face
communication with another person directly, in the same place

pathway
set of actions to follow in order to reach a particular goal

resources
(here) things such as activities, information or videos that can be used to help someone study

grasp
understand something so that you can use or do it properly

native
(here) a person who was born in a particular country

motivation
enthusiasm and interest in doing something

immersed
busy spending a lot of your time doing one thing

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