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 of the Ted Radio Hour podcast, which takes a more in depth look at topics and issues discussed in Ted Talks. This clip is from a very interesting recent episode about time.
The speaker is talking about how, at various stages as he has got older, he has felt like he has finally become an adult.
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And thing is that happens I'm I'm right this time, that I was wrong .
And the thing is that each it happens I'm pretty I'm right this time, despite the that I was wrong other time.
About the extract
...and the amazing thing is that...
Variations of this structure (the weird thing is...the funny thing was...the strangest part is...) are a great way to add emotional emphasis to a specific part of a story or explanation.
...despite the fact that...