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Episode 117: Planned Cities

Episode 117: Planned Cities

Nick and Wendy visit the Brazilian capital Brasília. They talk about their impressions of Brasília and about other planned cities such as Washington, D.C. and Canberra. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 107: Rio de Janeiro, 1995

Episode 107: Rio de Janeiro, 1995

As Nick and Wendy prepare to go to Brazil, Wendy reminisces about the time she went to Rio de Janeiro to study Portuguese as a university student in 1995. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 92: The Original Way

Episode 92: The Original Way

Nick and Wendy talk about walking the Camino Primitivo – the Original Way – of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. They talk about the people they met, the difficult weather, and the spirit of the camino. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 84: St. Louis

Episode 84: St. Louis

Our guest Alex talks about his hometown of St. Louis in the United States. He talks about the city’s famous arch, its charm and what he thinks of its reputation as the best baseball town in America. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation. 

Episode 83: Summer in Iceland

Episode 83: Summer in Iceland

Nick and Wendy talk about Iceland, which Wendy ranked as her fourth favourite country in the world. They discuss the extraordinary natural beauty of Iceland and doing a hike that didn’t exactly go according to plan. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation. 

Monologues vs Dialogues

Nick   October 24, 2016   No Comments on Monologues vs Dialogues

In the first two posts of this blog series, I wrote about the importance of listening in language learning, and the importance of listening to authentic material. But what exactly is authentic material? There are numerous audio texts that can be considered authentic material, but not all of them take the same form, or help you in the same way.