10th April 2020
This selection of clips are all aimed at English-language learners. The speech, therefore, will be slower and clearer, vocabulary simpler than real-world videos (which I shall feature in the next Listening blog), as well as a noticeable absence of idioms, phrases and expressions.
American English in real life
Vocabulary Booster: learn new words while listening to a non-native accent.
An English learning adventure
The weather: A British Council video
American English in real life:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQiepxGSQwI&list=PLt_HlHMBZtkBh9PRnFzFbU1eaBed4HfM9
Start watching at 02:00 until 03:13
What new vocabulary do you notice ?
What do you think of Alexandro ? What kind / type of person is he ?
What do you think of the boss ? How would you describe him ?
Use adjectives to describe how they look and their personality.
NEXT: Learning new words while listening to an accent. Here, the speaker is Indian. Do you have any problems understanding her ?
Vocabulary booster (Indian lady teaches 20 words)
Instead of using ‘very’ + adjective (I am very tired), use a single word:
Try to use ‘sagacious’, ‘exquisite’, ‘colossal’ and ‘spacious’
The apartments in Block D are ……….. (big)
The furnishings are perfect, they are ……….
Building an underground train network is a ………… undertaking
The old man was ………. People came to him for advise.
An English-learning adventure
A typical British subject: the weather. http://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/skills/listening/weather-forecast