Micro-listening #31

by | Last updated Apr 27, 2019 | Dictation | 2 comments

Micro-listening #31

by | Last updated Apr 27, 2019 | Dictation | 2 comments

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This clip is from an episode of the Ted Radio Hour podcast, which takes a closer look at interesting Ted Talks. This episode is about maths.


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The speaker is talking about the importance of numerical literacy - understanding basic maths.

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You - it is telling about the is. It's nice to to actually it's telling you.
You a graph - it is telling something about the the world is. It's nice to able to actually what it's telling you.


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I liked when he said: ‘ it is nice to be able to actually understand the way the world is’.

Specifically where was used the adv ‘actually’. And he said that sentece quite fast. Althought I had a little of difficulty trying to understand each word, I could make it relatively fast.

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