Reaching your 40s (part 3)

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Reaching your 40s (part 3)

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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.

Photo by SpaceX on Unsplash

Topic

In these extracts, Richard talks about how he feels about getting older. Listen to the first and second extracts before doing this exercise.

Accent

English (RP)

Extract 1

 

Oh I see, there isn't, it's competition, , there nirvana you've reached, there isn't, it's just, what you do that stuff
Oh I see, there isn't, it's not a competition, , there isn't some nirvana you've reached, there isn't, it's just, what you do burn that stuff up and you're orbit...

Extract 2

 

...and so you know, , it's, it's essentially .
...and so you know, when that stage, it's, it's essentially about .

Extract 3

 

And um, , analogy, shallower and shallower and shallower, and then you know, Earth.
And um, I'm very aware, with this analogy, point where that orbit get shallower and shallower and shallower, and then you know, you descend gracefully Earth.

Extract 4

 

But yeah I I'm the, um, I burned it…
But yeah I feel like I'm in the um, I feel like burned up I'm happier it…

Extract 5

 

...and that I'm um, orbiting the Earth window. .
...and that I'm um, orbiting the Earth view out of the window. If sense.

Language notes

...If that makes sense...

This fixed expression is a good way to signal the end of an explanation and to end your turn in the conversation.

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Reaching your 40s (part 3)

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 and second extracts before doing this exercise.

Accent

English (RP)

Extract 1

 

Oh I see, there isn't, it's competition, , there nirvana you've reached, there isn't, it's just, what you do that stuff
Oh I see, there isn't, it's not a competition, , there isn't some nirvana you've reached, there isn't, it's just, what you do burn that stuff up and you're orbit...

Extract 2

...and so you know, , it's, it's essentially .
...and so you know, when that stage, it's, it's essentially about .

Extract 3

And um, , analogy, shallower and shallower and shallower, and then you know, Earth.
And um, I'm very aware, with this analogy, point where that orbit get shallower and shallower and shallower, and then you know, you descend gracefully Earth.

Extract 4

But yeah I I'm the, um, I burned it…
But yeah I feel like I'm in the um, I feel like burned up I'm happier it…

Extract 5

...and that I'm um, orbiting the Earth window. .
...and that I'm um, orbiting the Earth view out of the window. If sense.

Language notes

...If that makes sense...

This fixed expression is a good way to signal the end of an explanation and to end your turn in the conversation.

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