Animated Podcast Number 7: Are you a Geek ?

Animated Podcast Number 7: Are you a Geek ?

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 7 in a series of 10, in which each one has a specific focus and gets progressively more challenging. 

In the seventh one, Are you a Geek, you can hear a conversation with someone who calls herself and “Un-Geek”. This word doesn’t really exist but you can get it’s meaning ! The focus is on talking about devices and gadgets that we use everyday, with more or less success.

Who is it designed for ?

It’s a perfect opportunity for new learners (pre-intermediate) to hear technology vocabulary spoken at natural speed between 2 British speakers.

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 

Don’t forget to listen to the sequel in which Chris (the Geek !) explains about all the devices he has.

Chris – Technophile

Chris – Technophile

Chris could be described as a technophile –

Technophilia (from Greek τέχνη – technē, “art, skill, craft” and φίλος – philos, “beloved, dear, friend”) refers generally to a strong enthusiasm for technology, especially new technologiessuch as personal computers, the Internet, mobile phones and home cinema. The term is used in sociology to examine individuals’ interactions with society and is contrasted with technophobia.

On a psychodynamic level, technophilia generates the expression of its opposite, technophobia. Technophilia and technophobia are the two extremes of the relationship between technology and society. The technophile regards most or all technology positively, adopts new forms of technology enthusiastically and sees it as a means to improve life, whilst some may even view it as a means to combat social problems.

The term technophilia is used as a way of highlighting how technology can evoke in humans strong positive futuristic feelings. However, the reverential attitude towards technology that technophilia produces can sometimes inhibit realistic appraisals of the social and environmental impacts of technology on society. Technophiles do not fear of the effects of technological developments on society, as do technophobes. Technological determinism is the theory that humanity has little power to resist the influence that technology has on society.

Anti Gadgets Technophobe

Anti Gadgets Technophobe

Listen to Sue, explaining her views on everyday technology and gadgets – she could be described as a technophobe.

Technophobia (from Greek τέχνη technē, “art, skill, craft” and φόβος phobos, “fear”) is the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, especially computers. Although there are numerous interpretations of technophobia, they seem to become more complex as technology continues to evolve.

The UFO Investigator

The UFO Investigator

UFO Witness - Louise

How many unidentified flying phenomena do you think are sighted by people and that cannot be explained by scientists every year?

Are UFOs investigated by keen amateurs and geeks?

Are UFOs taken seriously by governments and state agencies?

Listen to a real UFO investigator talk about this and much more.

UFO Sightings Daily

The Thinking Person’s Quiz of 2019

The Thinking Person’s Quiz of 2019

The Thinking Person’s Quiz of 2019

And so the year draws to an end…. and so does the decade !

We are constantly bombarded with news and social media events but how much can you actually remember?

This quiz takes a different angle on the traditional end of year quizzes……. we’re sure you know the answer to the straight forward questions but this Thinking Person’s Quiz goes beyond the surface and calls on your wider general knowledge skills, using mathematics, logic, history and of course English vocabulary !

This quiz covers geography, mathematics, English language, history, science, astronomy,  chemistry ….. in short, its the total Thinking Person’s Quiz and a great way to improve your general vocabulary.

If you are a teacher, or if you are doing this quiz with a friend, take your time to discus the events, give your opinion and reminisce about the events.

We wish all our learners a happy, positive and successful 2020.

The Thinking Person’s Quiz of the Year 2019

 

 

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

People who love planes are celebrating an aviation landmark this year with the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the supersonic plane Concorde.

 Back in March1969 Concorde took to the skies for the first time for a 29 minute flight at a speed not exceeding 480 km/h, it was able to break the sound barrier in October of the same year.

This achievement was the highlight of a long journey from the first flight recorded in 1903 by the Wright Brothers. 

Since early Greek mythology and the story of Icarus humans have always been enchanted by the idea of flight. The modern age of aviation began with the first hot air balloon designed by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783. Experiments with gliders provided the groundwork for heavier-than-air craft, and by the early-20th century, advances in engine technology and aerodynamics made controlled, powered flight possible for the first time. The modern airplane with its characteristic tail was established by 1909 and from then on the history of aircraft became tied to the development of more and more powerful engines.

So, if you think you are an Aviation Ace this quiz will test your knowledge of aviation developments and landmarks.

If you prefer to be a passenger, this quiz will test your knowledge and vocabulary of air transport.

But if you just want to have fun and learn some quirky facts, this is also the quiz for you !

When you get to the end of the quiz there is a real treat for all plane lovers.

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

Are you an Aviation Ace ? Try this quiz to test your knowledge of all things planes, airports and luggage !
Fasten your seat belt, enjoy the ride, it's time for take off.....

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