Reaching your 40s (part 1)

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Reaching your 40s (part 1)

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

Source

Made of Human - a great podcast full of interesting and moving interviews. This episode featured an interview with well known television presenter Richard Osman.

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Topic

In these extracts, Richard talks about how he feels about getting older.

Accent

English (RP)

Extract 1

The interview begins with Richard telling Sophie how he feels about his life at the moment.

 

Yeah, , um, you know, interviewees are, but A I'm 46,
Yeah, , it's interesting that um, you know, what age your regular interviewees are, but A I'm 46, which is quite old...

Extract 2

but , . Um, my kids are, are, are, are leaving
...but whatever always think you're old, . Um, my kids are, are, are, are leaving

Extract 3

... like 2 year olds and 3 year olds and are and you know, , ...
...so I've got who've got like 2 year olds and 3 year olds and are primary schools and you know, me, and my kids ...

Extract 4

...er, and so , "Oh OK I see, 30, 40 , , is that ?"
...er, and so you sort of go, "Oh OK I see, 30, 40 years just to sort of do, to be myself, is that do?"

Extract 5

...and .

...and I'm very I like that.

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Reaching your 40s (part 1)

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

Made of Human - a great podcast full of interesting and moving interviews. This episode featured an interview with well known television presenter Richard Osman.

Photo by SpaceX on Unsplash

Topic

In these extracts, Richard talks about how he feels about getting older.

Accent

English (RP)

Extract 1

The interview begins with Richard telling Sophie how he feels about his life at the moment.

 

Yeah, , um, you know, interviewees are, but A I'm 46,
Yeah, , it's interesting that um, you know, what age your regular interviewees are, but A I'm 46, which is quite old...

Extract 2

but , . Um, my kids are, are, are, are leaving
...but whatever always think you're old, . Um, my kids are, are, are, are leaving

Extract 3

... like 2 year olds and 3 year olds and are and you know, , ...
...so I've got who've got like 2 year olds and 3 year olds and are primary schools and you know, me, and my kids ...

Extract 4

...er, and so , "Oh OK I see, 30, 40 , , is that ?"
...er, and so you sort of go, "Oh OK I see, 30, 40 years just to sort of do, to be myself, is that do?"

Extract 5

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