Micro-listening #13

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Micro-listening #13

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Dictation | 0 comments

Micro-listenings are quick dictations and drills to help you develop your listening skills.

Listen as many times as you need to, and try to fill in as many gaps as you can.

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This clip is from an episode of the Table Manners podcast, in which Jessie Ware and her mum Lennie interview a guest while preparing and eating a meal. It's always a great source for relaxed conversation with interesting people. This episode features actor Zachary Quinto. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash.

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For context - in this section the speaker is talking about the effects that fame and success has had on his life.

, I this I've . If , I that me .
You , I will say this this is something I've and embrace. If you know me, I don't that me all that when it comes .
You what, I will say this about and this is something I've come to and embrace. If you ask who know me, I don't really think that has changed me all that much when it comes to .

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...this is something I've come to know...

The structure to come to do sth is used to talk about something that you do gradually, eventually, or after a period of time. e.g. I didn't like Jack when I first met him, but I've got to know him quite well over the last few years and I've come see him as one of my best friends. 

...and embrace...

The verb to embrace sb/sth literally means to hug sb/sth. It can also be used metaphorically to mean that you accept something in a very positive or enthusiastic way. e.g. Jessica has always been someone who embraces new technology.

...except when it comes to travel.

When it comes to is an extremely useful phrase that can be used to focus on something specific. e.g. When it comes to company law, not many people in the country know as much as Stephen.

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Micro-listening #13

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Dictation | 0 comments

Micro-listenings are quick dictations and drills to help you develop your listening skills.

Listen as many times as you need to, and try to fill in as many gaps as you can.

Source

This clip is from an episode of the Table Manners podcast, in which Jessie Ware and her mum Lennie interview a guest while preparing and eating a meal. It's always a great source for relaxed conversation with interesting people. This episode features actor Zachary Quinto. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash.

Accent

North American

Information

For context - in this section the speaker is talking about the effects that fame and success has had on his life.

, I this I've . If , I that me .
You , I will say this this is something I've and embrace. If you know me, I don't that me all that when it comes .
You what, I will say this about and this is something I've come to and embrace. If you ask who know me, I don't really think that has changed me all that much when it comes to .

About the extract

...this is something I've come to know...

The structure to come to do sth is used to talk about something that you do gradually, eventually, or after a period of time. e.g. I didn't like Jack when I first met him, but I've got to know him quite well over the last few years and I've come see him as one of my best friends. 

...and embrace...

The verb to embrace sb/sth literally means to hug sb/sth. It can also be used metaphorically to mean that you accept something in a very positive or enthusiastic way. e.g. Jessica has always been someone who embraces new technology.

...except when it comes to travel.

When it comes to is an extremely useful phrase that can be used to focus on something specific. e.g. When it comes to company law, not many people in the country know as much as Stephen.

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