Micro-listening #22

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

Micro-listening #22

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.


This clip is from an episode The Adam Buxton Podcast, which is a very funny and entertaining podcast and a great way to practise listening to natural conversation. In this episode, Adam is chatting to the British comedian Tash Demetriou. 


English (RP)


Adam has just asked Tash to update him on recent events in her life.

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? . ? Um, .
I been ? Let's . What been ? Um, .
have I been ? Let's think. What I been to? Um, .

About the extract

...What have I been up to?

The phrase "What have you been up to?" is a very natural and relaxed way of asking someone to tell you about recent events in their life. "What are you up to?" is a way of asking someone what they are doing now - you might ask someone this if you bump into them in the street, for example.

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