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End of week video

Alister, your Lead Educator, will look back at some interesting talking points from Week 2.

The video will appear here at lunch time (UK time) on Friday.


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Coming up in Week 3
Next week, we’ll look at the final part of the Speaking test. You’ll watch an interview then do a practice interview, yourself. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 3.

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