Hello dear English Across The Pond People (Ponders!) and welcome to Episode 48 which is all about … how to study! Not only is this episode extremely useful for your language learning but we also have a guest on our show today; Jaime Miller from English Success Academy. So there are 3 native speakers chatting about their own experiences of studying as well as providing you with their very own language learning tips. We thought it was a really great podcast and we hope you like it toooo!
Today’s episode is sponsored by Extempore, The Speaking Practice App.Extempore was created by foreign language teachers to allow instructors and students to practice speaking asynchronously, without wasting class time. Extempore can be used to assign oral homework, complete final exams, or to have general speaking practice in addition to whatever you get during class time. Using Extempore, instructors can provide written and audio feedback, which will be received by students on their phone or computer.
Vocabulary: (read all of the definitions in the episode guide)
obsessed with - be constantly talking or worrying about something
unprecedented - never happened before
a bookworm -
to regurgitate -
Language Focus: How To Study (full details in the episode guide!)
Create handwritten cards containing small amounts of information to help you organise and remember new vocab, pronunciation notes, etc.
English Expressions (read all of the definitions in the episode guide)
the beauty of hindsight - It's easy to know the right thing to do after something has happened
to throw someone under the bus - to sacrifice a friend or ally for selfish reasons
empty vessels - people who don’t know anything about a subject / topic (usually children)
leaps and bounds - rapid or fast progress
tech savvy - well informed about or proficient in the use of modern technology, especially computers
set the benchmark - to set an example
under our belts - achieved, completed
left field - a surprising or unconventional position or style
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