Reaching your 40s (part 2)

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Reaching your 40s (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

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. Listen to the first extract before doing this exercise.

Accent

English (RP)

Extract 1

 

But, being, to anyone who's worried, forties is wo- is just wonderful, because toss things…

But, honestly say being, to anyone who's and worried, being in your forties is wo- is just wonderful, because less of a toss things…

Language notes

...you give much less of a toss about things

to not give a toss about something = this is a very informal expression which means that you don't care at all about something, that it means nothing to you, e.g. "i just want to find a job that I enjoy. I don't give a toss about earning lots of money".

Extract 2

 

...you know the , um, as doesn't .

...you know the you, um, as you're doesn't worry you anymore.

Extract 3

 

I think, , um, rocket, , and take launchpad and you're, you're, you're going

I think, liken it to, um, , if you know what I mean, and the launchpad when you're a kid and you're, you're, you're going up and up…

Extract 4

 

...and whatever , things , ambition, or money, yourself school,

...and whatever fuels you, for different people, ambition, or money, or trying to prove yourself , whatever it is...

Extract 5

 

it propels propels you and propels you certain , get you think, , oh it's, oh it was, oh it's .

...it propels propels you and propels you and propels you age, and then certain age and , oh right, oh it's, oh it was, oh it's meaningless.

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Reaching your 40s (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

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. Listen to the first extract before doing this exercise.

Accent

English (RP)

Extract 1

 

But, being, to anyone who's worried, forties is wo- is just wonderful, because toss things…

But, honestly say being, to anyone who's and worried, being in your forties is wo- is just wonderful, because less of a toss things…

Language notes

...you give much less of a toss about things

to not give a toss about something = this is a very informal expression which means that you don't care at all about something, that it means nothing to you, e.g. "i just want to find a job that I enjoy. I don't give a toss about earning lots of money".

Extract 2

...you know the , um, as doesn't .

...you know the you, um, as you're doesn't worry you anymore.

Extract 3

I think, , um, rocket, , and take launchpad and you're, you're, you're going

I think, liken it to, um, , if you know what I mean, and the launchpad when you're a kid and you're, you're, you're going up and up…

Extract 4

...and whatever , things , ambition, or money, yourself school,

...and whatever fuels you, for different people, ambition, or money, or trying to prove yourself , whatever it is...

Extract 5

it propels propels you and propels you certain , get you think, , oh it's, oh it was, oh it's .

...it propels propels you and propels you and propels you age, and then certain age and , oh right, oh it's, oh it was, oh it's meaningless.

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