The Importance of Letters (part 2)

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The Importance of Letters (part 2)

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Intensive Listening | 0 comments

Intensive listenings are advanced exercises based on popular podcasts. They are a great way to practice listening to natural, conversational English.

Source

The Allusionist - Open me (part 1). The Allusionist is a fantastic podcast made by Helen Zaltzman which explores all aspects of words, language and communication. As well as being extremely interesting, it is very funny.

Topic

These extracts are taken from an episode about letters - why they are important, why people write them, and what it is like to receive them.

Accent

English (RP).

Extract 5

I've nearly I've ever - the , friends, ones bank .

I've nearly all I've ever - the , from friends, not ones the bank dentist.

Extract 6

A bunch friend Al, row dead . Colourful illustrated cards, Joanna.
A bunch friend Al, whose handwriting row dead spiders. Colourful illustrated unusually shaped cards, Joanna.

Extract 7

Postcards oil paintings British churches, tone messages grandmother…
Postcards oil paintings or significant British churches, bright tone messages from my grandmother…

Extract 8

...and sticky label. made.
...and address printed sticky label. She had made.

Language notes

"She had thousands of those labels made..."

We use the structure "to have something done" to describe something that we pay someone to do for us. I had my hair cut, I'm having my house decorated, I need to have my car fixed. This structure is called the causative.

Extract 9

- sticky labels granddaughter's ?
Would anyone - have sticky labels made granddaughter's address ?

Extract 10

She's dead . have photos , do have she touched, touch…
She's dead now. I even have any photos , but I do have she touched, touch…

Extract 11

the trivial , each represents she send note.
...and even though the trivial at the time, each represents she thought about send note.

Extract 12

I, , now. I birthday Christmas cards.
I, , very rarely now. I barely birthday Christmas cards.

Extract 13

shake important.
But shake the idea important.

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The Importance of Letters (part 2)

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Intensive Listening | 0 comments

Intensive listenings are advanced exercises based on popular podcasts. They are a great way to practice listening to natural, conversational English.

Source

The Allusionist - Open me (part 1). The Allusionist is a fantastic podcast made by Helen Zaltzman which explores all aspects of words, language and communication. As well as being extremely interesting, it is very funny.

Topic

These extracts are taken from an episode about letters - why they are important, why people write them, and what it is like to receive them.

Accent

English (RP).

Extract 5

I've nearly I've ever - the , friends, ones bank .

I've nearly all I've ever - the , from friends, not ones the bank dentist.

Extract 6

A bunch friend Al, row dead . Colourful illustrated cards, Joanna.
A bunch friend Al, whose handwriting row dead spiders. Colourful illustrated unusually shaped cards, Joanna.

Extract 7

Postcards oil paintings British churches, tone messages grandmother…
Postcards oil paintings or significant British churches, bright tone messages from my grandmother…

Extract 8

...and sticky label. made.
...and address printed sticky label. She had made.

Language notes

"She had thousands of those labels made..."

We use the structure "to have something done" to describe something that we pay someone to do for us. I had my hair cut, I'm having my house decorated, I need to have my car fixed. This structure is called the causative.

Extract 9

 

- sticky labels granddaughter's ?
Would anyone - have sticky labels made granddaughter's address ?

Extract 10

 

She's dead . have photos , do have she touched, touch…
She's dead now. I even have any photos , but I do have she touched, touch…

Extract 11

 

the trivial , each represents she send note.
...and even though the trivial at the time, each represents she thought about send note.

Extract 12

 

I, , now. I birthday Christmas cards.
I, , very rarely now. I barely birthday Christmas cards.

Extract 13

 

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