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Date: Dec 20 2019

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture

Grammar: Articles, Quantifiers, and Determiners

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

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Are you ever doing an activity or chore that was boring and wished that there was a way to make it more fun? You should listen to podcasts while you’re washing your dishes or going for a run. They’re like radio shows that can be easily downloaded to your laptop or phone so that you can carry them around and listen to them anywhere, anytime.

There’s something for everyone. There are podcasts of all genres, from shows that sound like you’re listening to two friends chatting to a professional show of actors performing. They also cover all types of subjects, too, like learning English.

Lily tells Brian why she enjoys listening to podcasts so much. Find out more in today’s English lesson about online radio shows.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Lily

Lily

Brian

Brian

Lily:  Hey, Brian.

Brian:  Yeah.

Lily:  Did you know that there was a time when Dallas was trying to become a port city even though it was 300 miles away from an actual ocean?

Brian:  No. Really?

Lily:  Yeah, I learned it on a podcast this morning. I listen to a lot of them all the time.

Brian:  Oh, podcasts. Those are radio shows on your computer, right?

Lily:  Yeah, you can get them on iTunes. Lots of them have websites. They’re really awesome. It’s such an exciting medium because there’s so much cool stuff happening. There are all these different genres. There’s something for everyone, really.

Brian:  Is it pre-recorded, or do they do them live?

Lily:  It depends on the show. But most of them are pre-recorded. There’s this one that I listen to all the time that’s this horror, kind of crazy one, called “Welcome to Night Vale.” And they do live shows because they are all theater people. And then you can also download them and listen to them on your phone or MP3 player.

Brian:  That seems pretty convenient. I was always a little confused about how they worked.

 

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Discussion

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Lily is a big fan of podcasts. One of her favorites is a live show, and she describes it as being scary. She listens to other podcasts, too, and learns different facts that she uses to impress Brian.

Brian has never listened to a podcast. But he’s interested now that he has learned more about them from Lily. The shows seem very easy to download and are convenient. He’s sure to find something that he’ll like since there are so many different genres.

Do you listen to podcasts? Do you have a favorite podcast? Why do you like it?

 

Comments

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Barakae

Azerbaijan

This is easiest way to learn English and I don’t believe I had learnt English very soon. The researchpaperservicereviews superior papers review is the best way to learn English within few weeks and I would like to prefer this to all who wish to learn good English.

06:23 PM Oct 06 2016 |

Bugatto

Bugatto

Ukraine

I love podcasting!

06:52 PM Feb 14 2015 |

mina656791

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi friends


01:11 PM Jan 18 2015 |

Olivine

Olivine

Indonesia

yup VOA. Additional tool to learn english while reading the hot world news, learning how an article or report should be written and news vocab that might be useful for business english learner.


Oops am i promoting too much? =D

03:23 AM Jan 17 2015 |

ar2011

ar2011

Brazil

I listened some podcasts from gospel preachers.

10:30 PM Jan 16 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

 @Seiyf  ,   Ted.Com indeed it`s  a great tool . I agree with you that  written translations are  of great help  in the beginning , now i prefer  not to read subtitles,   and if it is necessary for clarification I replay the audio two or three times .It happens on doing so that  i catch up on words that i missed out the first time.

05:11 PM Jan 16 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

I can advise a site for learning ,listening English ..millions people follow it today ..you can load its speeches and you can listen everywhere.also  it has subtitle quality ( simultaneously translate ) 


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Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Oh thank you Dear Julito!


What a strange story!!!


You are always my repectful and wise frinend, with or without profile! :)


Anyway I hope this problem will be solved asap!

11:13 AM Jan 16 2015 |

Julie3

Julie3

Russian Federation

Thank u so much for sharing, I have learnt new information and definitely will try the podcasts advised. 

11:12 AM Jan 16 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Dear Mahtab,  thanks for pointing out  .i can explain. In the past I was being contacted by some people that obviously were con artist . I don`t know why i did this ,but the fact is that I cancelled my account  to see if they stop bothering me. Just recently I asked management that i want to reset   my account , they replied that  it is not possible. They advice that i should open a new one. I have been trying to open it ,so far unsuccessfully, maybe  with the help of a savvy friend i will be able to do it. Anyway , i consider you and others  very good friends . 

11:06 AM Jan 16 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Sorry for interrupting!


Dear Julito


Can you tell me why I can’t see your profile?!!!


I wanted to add you but when I want to see your profile it says:


Page not found

The member you are looking for either doesn’t exist, or has canceled their account.


It is really strange to me!!!


Please tell me what is the secret! ;)

10:50 AM Jan 16 2015 |

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mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i also use podcasts.they’re on my laptop and MP4 actually french training videos and audios and English podcasts.

10:43 AM Jan 16 2015 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

As  @Mahtab`s  I  like podcasts for learning english,  if you are interested  it is  ”English as a second language podcast”, give it a try .The podcasts are streamed in slow and fast speed. Also ,VOA  ,The Voice of America  ranks among the best educational  audio  programmes for non-native english students. 

10:42 AM Jan 16 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

I am familiar with podcasts. My favourite one is British Council’s Elementary Podcast. It’s very fun and helpful for learning English. It’s elementary podcast but but every one from different levels (maybe even advenced) can enjoy and learn new things. Julie3, you should try. BBC radios have podcasts too. 


I stopped listening podcasts though. This lesson reminded me to start again.

09:22 AM Jan 16 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Few years ago, one of my friends advised me to use a website for learning english by its podcasts!


It was interesting!


I could download the pre-recorded audio files of lessons or listen them online and after listening the lesson you could answer the exercises!


Of course it is more convenient if you download a podcast and listen that everytime and everywhere you want!


Now I found this podcast website useful and I wanna share with you!


There’s something for everyone who wants to learn english! ;)



https://www.eslpod.com/website/index_new.html#

05:53 AM Jan 16 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

I never listen to podcasts.maybe i should give it a shot

02:24 AM Jan 16 2015 |

Julie3

Julie3

Russian Federation

wow! never heard of podcasts. should try :-)


may be someone from here can share with their favourite?

02:18 AM Jan 16 2015 |

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