Micro-listening #30

by | Apr 19, 2019 | Dictation | 2 comments

Micro-listening #30

by | Apr 19, 2019 | Dictation | 2 comments

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

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This clip is from an episode of the Planet Money podcast, which is a very interesting podcast about economics. This episode is all about how to divide things fairly.


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The speaker is talking about a common form of decision making when it is impossible to work out a fair way of sharing something.

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out a coin you're something that , like what movie , or what TV .
You out a coin when you're with something that be divided, like what movie watch, or what TV to watch.

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...when you're dealing with something...

The phrasal verb 'to deal with sth' means 'to do something in order solve a problem'. e.g. "I'm too tired to tidy up tonight. I'll deal with it tomorrow morning".


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Next time I’m at a crossroads, I’ll pull out a coin to decide which task I should first deal with. Because sometimes I feel like I don’t know where to start dealing with my chores and other responsabilities.

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