Micro-listening #32

by | May 1, 2019 | Dictation | 1 comment

Micro-listening #32

by | May 1, 2019 | Dictation | 1 comment

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

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Source

This clip is from episode 257 of the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast, which is an endlessly interesting and very funny podcast about facts.

Accent

English (RP)

Context

In this section of the podcast, the presenters are talking about the rings of Saturn.

Photo by Kevin Gill on Flickr

, . , , .
But yeah, they . I think someone if they were paper, so if they of paper, then you'd paper that across.
But yeah, they are flat. I think someone worked that if they were the equivalent paper, so if they were the of paper, then you'd need a of paper that 1.7 miles across.

About the extract

...I think someone worked out that...

The phrasal verb 'to work sth out' means 'to solve or find the solution to a problem'. e.g. "I can't work out how to turn this computer off".

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I had difficulty to work out what she said in the line “I think someone worked out that…”

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