Episode 11: The Internet & How it's Changed

In today’s episode Dan and Jennifer take a walk down memory lane as they discuss the Internet, how it was, and how it has changed. In addition to talking about how the Internet is useful, we’ll give several websites and resources you can use to start improving your language skills!

You will also learn about some differences in American and British English pronunciation to help you speak and understand better, as well as helpful idioms and expressions.

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Podcast Notes:

For more learning, including the full vocabulary list and definitions (from below), a more complete language focus explanation, and idiom example sentences, download this week's episode guide.

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Vocabulary Sample:

to look out (for someone): 

dinosaur days: 

good point: 

the net: 

dial-up: 

Language Focus - Pronunciation: The Difference between the American and British T

In this episode, we’re talking about the “Internet” and you can hear a very distinct difference between Dan’s British English accent and Jennifer’s American English accent. So let’s review what these differences are, and make sure you double check the sounds in our conversation from today!

American “T”

The American “T” will differ in sound depending on where it is in the sentence, or what sounds (letters) are around it.

British “T”

The British “T” is always pronounced like a “T” sound, and there is no change depending on where it comes in a word.

download the episode guide for more information about the American T differences, and the rules to follow for accurate pronunciation

 

Idioms and Expressions:

to get something out of the way: to finish one thing another one can be done

back in the day: expression used to talk about the past or to reference a past/older time

guessing game: a situation where information must be assumed (guessed) because it is unknown

on top of the/one’s game: to be doing very well, to be very current or ahead of the trends

on the top of one’s head: the first thing that comes to one’s mind without much thinking

 

This week's episode guide also has helpful links for you, an English learner! Download episode 11's worksheet to access those links and resources and learn 4 ways you can improve your skills today!

 

Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Tell us about your first time using the Internet. How was the experience? What do you remember?

Additionally you can answer the following questions:

What do you use the Internet for most?

Do you have a good tip or website that you recommend?

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