Victoria’s Gap Year

Victoria’s Gap Year

Victoria’s Gap Year

Listen to Victoria talking to Susan about what she did in Victoria’s Gap Year and see if there are any differences between what she did and what others do, as set out below or in Gapyear.com.

In the professional or career world, a gap year is a year before going to college or university and after finishing high school or taking a year off before going into graduate school after completing a bachelor as an undergraduate.

It is also known as a sabbatical year. During this time students may engage in advanced academic courses, extra-academic courses and non-academic courses, such as yearlong pre-college math courses, language studies, learning a trade, art studies, volunteer work, travel, internships, sports and more.

Gap years are sometimes urged as a way for students to become independent and learn a great deal of responsibility prior to engaging in university life.

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Have a look at the site GapYear that includes a community and ideas of things to do during a gap year.

Animated Podcast Number 9: The past tense PLUS !

Animated Podcast Number 9: The past tense PLUS !

So what’s an animated podcast ?

Good question !

It’s a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it’s just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context.

This is Animated Podcast number 9 in a series of 10, in which each one has a specific focus and gets progressively more challenging. 

In the ninth one,  The Past Tense; PLUS, you can hear a conversation between a two British speakers talking about a past event…. the London 2012 Olympic Games, where Laura was a volunteer and worked in the Olympic Village. The challenge is now to focus on how British speakers speak naturally and the way they talk about the past.

Who is it designed for ?

It’s a perfect opportunity for new learners (pre-intermediate) to learn/consolidate  irregular verbs in the Past Tense.

It’s a great way for Intermediate learners to consolidate knowledge.

Enjoy and Welcome to the English Podcasts YouTube Channel  !

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Animated Podcast Number 8: Beginner’s guide to the Past Tense

Animated Podcast Number 8: Beginner’s guide to the Past Tense

So what’s an animated podcast ?

Good question !

It’s a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it’s just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context.

This is Animated Podcast number 8 in a series of 10, in which each one has a specific focus and gets progressively more challenging. 

In the eighth one, The Beginner’s Guide to the Past Tense, you can hear a conversation between a new learner and Chris, who helps the learner talk all about his holiday driving through the National Parks of Colorado. You will be guided through the past tense and prompted to fill in the blanks and anticipate the correct form of the verb to use.

Who is it designed for ?

It’s a perfect opportunity for new learners (pre-intermediate) to get familiar with the Past Tense.

It’s a great way for Intermediate learners to consolidate knowledge.

Enjoy and Welcome to the English Podcasts YouTube Channel  !

Click here to access the podcast on YouTube

Animated  Podcast number 6: Why study for an MBA ?

Animated Podcast number 6: Why study for an MBA ?

So what’s an animated podcast ?

Good question !

It’s a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it’s just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context.

This is Animated Podcast number 6 in a series of 10, in which each one has a specific focus and gets progressively more challenging. 

In the sixth one, Why study for an MBA, you can hear students from China, India, France, Mexico, Taiwan and other countries explain what has motivated them to make a career change and study for an MBA in Aerospace. It’s a fascinating insight in the the motivations and challenges they face.

Who is it designed for ?

It’s a perfect opportunity for new learners (pre-intermediate) to hear many different accents and also learn a lot of  key words for workplace conversations.

It’s a great way for Intermediate learners to consolidate knowledge.

Enjoy and Welcome to the English Podcasts Youtube Channel  !

Click here to access the YouTube Channel

Florian Bucket list

Florian Bucket list

Bucket list Florian

Florian Bucket list

Listen to Florian’s bucket list, but try the pre-listening questions first.

A bucket list is a list of items, challenges etc., that people want to do before they die.

A check-list of lifetime wishes that people really want to do at some point in their life.

Some are just wild dreams that will never be achieved, but some people really stick to their dreams and do everything within their powers to achieve their goals.

The ideas for bucket list have been used to make a film, where billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and car mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are complete strangers, until fate lands them in the same hospital room.

The men find they have two things in common: a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die.

Against their doctor’s advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime.

Listen to Florian speak about his bucket list (Florian Bucket list) – don’t worry about any small mistakes that he has made, they can help both him and you – see this blog post on mistakes in learning – Learners, learn to love your mistakes.

Before you listen to the podcast (Florian Bucket list), think about the following questions :

  • How long is the road, that he wants to travel in Florian’s bucket list?
  • Which activities that are mentioned in Florian’s bucket list has he done before?
  • Has he ever been to any of the countries that he wants to go to?
  • How many countries does Florian mention in the podcast?
  • Are there any items on Florian’s bucket list that you would add to your own, personal bucket list?
  • What would you add as an item on your bucket list (you can note them in the comments below).

Explore your bucket list and over 3 million other goals for bucket lists.

Marie – May the best house win.

Marie – May the best house win.

May the Best House Win was a British lifestyle game show that aired on ITV from 22 February 2010 to 24 June 2013 and was narrated by Guy Porritt. The show sees four proud homeowners compete to win £1,000 by showing off their homes to the other contestants, who will then rate their home based on their interior design, homeliness, comfort, and hospitality.

This series was about Brits living in France and Spain.

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