This is an unusual interview. Actually, it’s not really an interview, you’re going to listen to Mónica and I just chatting and having a conversation.
I always have a list of questions to ask my guests, but although I’d never spoken to Mónica before, as soon as we connected on Skype we started chatting and after about half an hour, Mónica said, “Are you recording this?”
Luckily I was recording, but I was enjoying the conversation so much that I completely forgot I was doing an interview, and that’s never happened to me before.
Before you listen to us, remember that there are comprehension questions for you to answer as you’re listening, and there are translations of some of the more difficult vocabulary at inglespodcast.com/monica.
So, Mónica has a YouTube channel, at Mónica Stocker, where you can find some excellent videos to help you improve your English. But she stopped making videos a couple of years ago and has just recently started making them again.
I asked her why she stopped…….
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What is Mónica using to make videos at the moment?Correct
What is EBPAI.comCorrect
For how long was Mónica working as a company lawyer?Correct
In which year did Mónica first start blogging?Correct
Why did El País want to interview Mónica?Correct
Inglés Para Torpes is a bookCorrect
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What’s Mónica’s advice for students who are learning English?Correct
to rehearse = ensayar, practicar
to dare = atreverse (I didn’t dare = no me atreví)
doubtful = dudoso, incierto
to recruit = contratar
redundant = despedido / to be made redundant = ser despedido del trabajo (por reducción de plantilla)
tales = cuentos
to pay attention = prestar atención
to tease = tentar, provocar
craftsperson, artisan = artesano, artesana
tough = duro
prejudice = prejuicio
Thank you very much Mónica for speaking to me, it really was a lot of fun. Thank you for listening. If you haven’t seen Mónica’s blog, El Blog Para Aprender Inglés, you must go and have a look at it.
There is so much material and help and support for Spanish speakers who are learning English. It’s one of the best resources on the internet for Spanish people like you who are studying English.
El Blog Para Aprender Inglés. And if you want to have English lessons online over the Internet, go to Mónica’s online academy at EBPAI.com.
You can find more podcasts to improve your English at inglespodcast.com and you can study English free at mansioningles.com
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