Listen to the people discussing different problems and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Right-click on the link, and save the file.

Discussion

Have you been in any difficult situations recently? What happened?

Comments

Wendy's picture
0x
4x
Wendy 20 August, 2022 - 14:21

My difficult situation is studying pressure. My parents are very strict and I also don't want to make them disappointed. Moreover, my school is one of the best schools in my province, so the students here always try as much as possible to have a good score, and also a good university in the future. This is the most stressful studying environment that I have ever met.
However, luckily, I always have my best friends, who usually support and empathize with me. They help me reduce the stressful studying and give me a lot of happiness. I love my friends so much.

up
0 users have voted.
ittsmezey's picture
1x
2x
ittsmezey 2 August, 2022 - 17:44

I really felt sorry for the girl that her dog died. If I were her, I couldn't move on my life that easily. :(

up
1 user has voted.
Freshka's picture
6x
16x
Freshka 8 July, 2022 - 14:49

I'm not under so much pressure, because my parents don't give me many reasons to feel like that. I'm studying because I want. The environment is putting pressure on me a bit. I like to compete, so it's great for me, but not too much. I considerably think no one should feel lots of pressure from their parents. It could distract plenty of dreams that young people have!

up
2 users have voted.
lucalvesilva's picture
5x
23x
lucalvesilva 14 May, 2022 - 11:43

Yes, I did. Recently I had an argument with one of my best friends, whose boyfriend was an awful person. She didn't like what I said but we've already made up. She broke with him in the end.

up
0 users have voted.
Valeria_'s picture
8x
4x
Valeria_ 13 August, 2021 - 04:52

I had a difficult situation last week because I could not register for school and they did not answer my emails, but in the end everything was resolved and I was able to register

up
1 user has voted.
Dominicbeudean's picture
0x
0x
Dominicbeudean 16 March, 2021 - 06:39

Last year in summer I was going to see my grandparents. When we arrived, we prepared everything to make a campfire outside, I was going to cut the wood but the axe was pretty big and I hit myself in the hand, but it wasn't a big cut and I just used some bandages. It wasn't a big deal but I was very scared and unfortunately I couldn't help anymore

up
1 user has voted.
Isabellabuzzetti's picture
0x
0x
Isabellabuzzetti 5 January, 2021 - 11:00

I had a difficult situation last week when my teacher told us the marks and I got a low one. I had to told my dad about it, it was terrible!

up
1 user has voted.
Xuka's picture
2x
0x
Xuka 26 August, 2020 - 18:05

Last December, I lost my gold charm bracelet when I went out with my friends. It's a beautiful gift from my grandmother. I didn't still understand how it disappeared because I wore it for 6 years. When I told my mum about that, I felt she was very sad also. But she comforted me to be more careful next time. And it was so amazing, my mum found and bought another bracelet the same as a lost one. I was happy and grateful for that.

up
2 users have voted.
Mamou1's picture
7x
0x
Mamou1 7 July, 2020 - 11:04

Recently i haven't been in a difficult situation gratefully. I alsa hope that evreryone doesn't have any difficult situation either.

up
2 users have voted.
Athony's picture
-19x
6x
Athony 14 May, 2020 - 16:40

My parent always make me to have better grades although I am the best or second student in my class.
I'm under so much pressure.

up
1 user has voted.
Thu's picture
2x
-1x
Thu 11 August, 2019 - 09:46

It was a Maths time in my school, I didn't read all the thread and I was the first one rise hand. When the teacher called my name, I stood up and said the wrong answer. Then everyone looking at me, I was very surprised when the teacher said: "It's wrong!". I was very embarrassed, I sat down and didn't say any words with my tablemate. : >

up
1 user has voted.
Tina's picture
0x
0x
Tina 2 July, 2019 - 13:30

I had a difficult time in the last year at Secondary School. That time, I was one of the best student represented my school participated a contest. My family, teachers, friends believed in me a lot that I could get the prize and I also believed that at least I could get the second prize. However, in my school's festival, I heard the news about the result that I failed,
there was no prize for me. The worst thing was I was the only person of my school didn't have any prize that time. I cried so much. Thankfully, I overcame that sorrow and achieved success in the next competition. I hope that failure will never emerge in my study life next time:((
*My English is not so good. If you read my comment, please help me correct my mistakes. Thanks!*

up
1 user has voted.
JoModerator's picture
8x
11x
JoModerator 3 July, 2019 - 06:54

Hi Tina,

Thanks for your comment. Don't worry about making mistakes - the most important thing is to communicate in English!

 

Best wishes

Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)

up
1 user has voted.
Ekzort's picture
0x
0x
Ekzort 11 November, 2018 - 15:32

On the one day, two years ago, when i woke up and go to the yard i saw, that my dog wasn't there, later occurred that our dog was stolen.

up
2 users have voted.
elinasala's picture
0x
0x
elinasala 28 June, 2018 - 16:59

The other day, I was in my room and I was playing games on my phone. Suddenly my mum opend the door and she shouted: "you've been glued to your phone for 5 hours!". After that, she forbade me to use my phone on weekdays.

up
1 user has voted.
Batgirl's picture
3x
0x
Batgirl 19 April, 2018 - 16:58

Happily, I haven't been in any difficult situations recently, but reading all these comments I feel really san for all people who got in troubles. I wish them to be more lucky and I hope that their fails taught them something ;)

up
1 user has voted.
anphuonglinh_155's picture
0x
0x
anphuonglinh_155 21 February, 2018 - 11:07

yes, last summer I had a a bad mark in English. My teacher told my mother and she threw the book at me. TT

up
1 user has voted.