How to improve your listening at conferences, reading aloud with Heinrich Schliemann and your questions answered.
Reza’s got hay fever.
Reza’s been teaching in Belfast (there’s no rest for the wicked!)
Craig went to a podcasting conference in Philadelphia
Audio Feedback – Alfonso from Cordoba (a new listener)
Great idea to listen in the car
(pronunciation of ‘listened’ http://www.inglespodcast.com/60 – ‘ed’ enfinds on past regular verbs)
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Audio Feedback – Javier from Madrid
I am Javier – This is Javier
Past tenses: I lean – I have learned a lot / He create – he created / He remind – He remembered / He speak the text – He spoke / When he get a perfect pronunciation – when he perfected his pronunciation / He get to speak – He got to speak..
Heinrich Schliemann was a famous polyglot. He memorized texts and then repeated them. He learned at least 14 languages.
‘Camera Cafe’ Spanish TV series
What do you think of the idea of reading texts aloud?
Heinrich Schliemann: “Necessity taught me a method which greatly facilitates the study of the language. This method consists of reading a great deal aloud, without translating, having a lesson every day, constantly writing essays about subjects of interest, correcting these under the supervision of a teacher, learning them by heart, and repeating in the next lesson what was corrected on the previous day ”
Neil Gaiman, British author: “We have an obligation to read aloud to our children. To read them things they enjoy. To read to them stories we are already tired of. To do the voices, to make it interesting and not to stop reading to them just because they learn to read to themselves.” (2013)
Voice message from Alberto listening to English at conferences.
How can Alberto improve his understanding of conference presenters?
Vary your listening sources (types of audio and accents/nationalities)
Learn to take notes
Voice message from Santiago from Mexico (sent a message last week)
You have already answered X
toX my last voice message.
This is my X
reallyX voice – my actual voice (many people who send messages write and read what they say)
Try not to translate from Spanish as you’re speaking.
Modal verbs in the past – episode 219: http://www.inglespodcast.com/219
Voice message from Armando from The Dominican Republic
How I have to use…X How DO I have to use / How should I use…
I want you to explain meX – I want you to explain IT to me.
We spoke about the difference between either and neither back in episode 56 http://www.inglespodcast.com/56 (June, 2015!)
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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Angélica continues helping me to improve my Spanish. In episode 221:
La alma is wrong, it’s El alma.
Vender los ojos = eyes on sale 🙂
What you meant here was vendar los ojos
On next week’s episode: Diseases and illnesses (request from Gustavo Gonzalo)
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