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#003 The Importance Of Repeated Listening


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Hello, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.

In this episode, I will be talking about how many times we have to repeat an audio material in English. After that, you practice your conversation skills with a new mini-story.

Ok, let’s get started!

As you may know, I always recommend you to listen to improve your English speaking. There are many studies, which suggest that there is a correlation between our level of the language and the hours we have been listening. In other words, the more you listen, the better. The more hours you spend listening, the quicker you improve.

Here’s an interesting question you might ask: “How many times do I have to listen to every piece of content?” Do I have to listen just one time? Or more than that?

What most students do is listen to certain content once or twice and then change to another material. The typical student thinks that the more variety, the better.

Well, variety is useful, but what you want is to consolidate what you listen to, and the most effective way to achieve this is through repetition.

So, let’s say you are starting with English. You’re a beginner. This is the situation where you need a lot of repetition. The reason is that you need to create the most common patterns in your head. That’s why you need to repeat many times. For example, let’s say you have a 5 minutes audio adapted to your level. Then, you can repeat the audio twenty, thirty, or even more times.

Yes! You heard me well! Twenty, thirty, or more times!

I’m not saying that you have to do it in one day. For example, you can repeat the audio three times every day for one week. This is only 15 minutes a day for seven days, which is 21 times. You can read and listen if you need to.
Yes, it seems crazy, but I can assure you that this is very effective. You can learn a lot! And the most important thing is that you’re consolidating the phrases, the vocabulary, and the pronunciation, and it becomes easier to use all of this in a conversation.

If you do this as part of your routine, and you dedicate one hour a day doing repetitions of different audios, soon you’ll notice a big difference. You’ll become familiar with many structures, and you will start to understand what you say without translation in your head.

Repetition is the key to consolidation. If you have an intermediate level or higher, you don’t need to repeat so many times. What you can do is: Always listen to the same person. Focus on just one material and then stick to it for a while. You might prefer some particular phrases, vocabulary, expressions, etc. So, if you listen to the same person, you’ll repeat more.

Another approach is to listen to the same topic consistently. Although you’re not repeating the same audio, you are repeating the vocabulary and expressions of the same topic.

This rule of repetition is not strict, of course. The important thing is to listen for many hours, and if you can repeat, much better!

Ok! Let’s move on to the next section.


Mini-Story 📖 (practice your speaking)

Here, I’ll use the question and answers technique.  It’s the perfect lesson if you want to speak English automatically.

This is how it works:

  • I’ll give you some information. (A phrase or two).
  • I’ll ask simple questions.
  • After each question, there will be some seconds of silence: it’s your turn to answer the question! Just try to give an easy and short answer, not a complex one.
  • After you answer, I’ll give you a correct answer.

This process will continue, and little by little, I’ll be telling a story using questions and answers.

Ok, let’s get started!

Peter, the penguin, wanted to become a broker at Wall Street.

Did Peter want to become a broker?

Yes, he did. He wanted to become a broker at Wall Street.

Did Peter want to become a police officer?

No. He didn’t. He didn’t want to become a police officer. He wanted to become a broker. A broker is a person who works at Wall Street, for example.

Who wanted to become a broker?

Peter. Peter, the penguin, wanted to become a broker.

Was Peter a penguin?

Yes, he was. He was a penguin. He was a penguin who wanted to work as a broker.

Where did Peter want to work as a broker?

Well, he wanted to work as a broker at Wall Street.

What did Peter want?

To work as a broker, or in other words, to become a broker at Wall Street.

His problem was he couldn’t speak English.

What language didn’t he speak?

English. The language he didn’t speak was English. He couldn’t speak English.   
Did Peter have a problem?
Yes, he had a problem. He couldn’t speak English!

What was his problem?

He couldn’t speak English. That was his problem.

Did he start to watch TV?

No. No. He didn’t start to watch TV. He started to listen to English audios.

Did he start to listen to English for ten hours a day?

No. He didn’t. He didn’t start to listen for ten hours.  He started to listen for twelve hours a day.

Who started to listen for twelve hours a day?

Peter. Peter, the penguin, started to listen for 12 hours a day.

How many hours?

Twelve. Twelve hours a day.

In only three months, his level of English was impressive.

Was his level impressive in four months?

No, it wasn’t. It wasn’t impressive in four months.

How was his level after twelve weeks?

Impressive. It was impressive. Twelve weeks are three months, by the way.

How many months?

Three months. In only three months.

He went to Wall Street to apply for a job.

Did he go to Hawaii?

No, no. He didn’t go to Hawaii. He went to Wall Street in New York.

Did he go to the United Nations in New York?

No. He went to Wall Street to apply for a job.

Did he go there to apply for a job?

Yes, he went there to apply for a job. A job as a broker.

What kind of job?

Broker. He applied for a broker. That was the job he applied for.

He couldn’t get the job, but now he happily works as a waiter in a fine restaurant.

Did Peter get the job?

No, he didn’t. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the job.

Who couldn’t get the job?

Peter. He didn’t get a job.

Does Peter have another job?

Yes, he does. He has another job, not in Wall Street but in a fine restaurant.

Does he work in a restaurant or in Wall Street?

In a fine restaurant. He happily works in a fine restaurant as a waiter.

Is he happy now?

Yes, he is. He happily works in a fine restaurant. It was not his first option, but now he is happy.

Perfect! It’s the end of this mini-story. As you can see, through questions and answers, you can practice and improve your speech just like in a real conversation.

If you want to get hours of audio with mini-stories and point of view lessons, I’d like to recommend to you my Fluency Course.

You can get it at Fluencycourse.com 

Well, that’s it for today.

Please help me spread the word about the podcast. Tell your friends about the show and leave a comment on iTunes when you have a minute. That would make me very happy!

I’ll be back next week!

Take care! Bye! Bye!




  1. Estefany

    Buen día, es interesante su sistema de aprendizaje…pero no poseo recursos económicos pa comprar. Gracias.


      Hi Estefany! Puedes escuchar mis lecciones gratis cada semana aquí en SpeakEnglishPod.com

      • Braulio Ramos

        Thanks Geogiana, I Enjoy very Much your Podcast, I suere It will help me to achive my goal: speak english

        • Paulo Roberto Serpe

          Hello Giorgiana, I’d like to recive all the trasncription about all mini-storys by email.
          Is it possible?
          Paulo Serpe

          • GEORGIANA

            Hi, Braulio. You can download the transcript of each episode on my website. Just select the episode you with to listen and at the end of the extract you’ll be able to download the transcript of the episode in PDF.

          • Suyatno

            Thank you so much Miss goergiana I really love this podcast

        • Alain

          Very good information. Thanks a lot.

          • Niyibizi samuel

            This is a helpful content, with you we can do it , may God bless you in all ways, love you

      • Gregorio

        I life your improve in student. Very good.
        I a’m Gregorio, live in panama, I’m from venezuela.
        Thank very much teacher

      • Nawang tenphel

        I would like to study English from any English teachers. Actually I have been studying English for three years but I’m until study it now

    • Ahsun Sourov

      Really, helpful. I love it.

    • Hanna

      Buen día tengo la transcripción en PDF pero no veo la Mini story

    • Name *ismailalhadbi


  2. emrah k.

    you are wonderful. thank you much.

  3. Hassanein

    I am greatful for your help.
    Thank you so much

    • Name *ismailalhadbi

      You are a teacher and you have interesting teaching methods to the end Do you have an institute to actually study or register for it

  4. Amboise norejeune

    Your lessons really wonderfully


      Thanks dear Amboise!

  5. Tiago M.

    My name is Tiago, I’m from Brazil. I’ve been studying with your podcasts for two weeks, and this method is helping me a lot. Thanks Georgiana


      Hi Tiago!! I’m so happy that you find my lessons useful!!

  6. Renan

    Has English spoken in podcasts has an American or British accent?


      Hi Renan, I speak Standard American English.

  7. Lucas dos Santos

    Your podcasts has a content that calls attention! A content very useful! Thanks. I’m from Brazil.


      Hi Lucas! I’m glad that you like my lessons! Have a great day!

  8. Luay

    Thank you very much this podcast useful to me

  9. Jung m.g

    your program is very useful.
    Thank you so much. I continuously study by your video course.


      Hi! Thanks for the positive feedback! Have a great day!

  10. Hamid

    Hi georgiana , I hope you have very good time and be happy and thankful for your podcasts


      Hi Hamid! I’m working on a new episode about how to express Moods in English. It will be available tomorrow. Have a nice day! I’ll see you at the Speak English Now Community


  11. Ahmed

    i’m so happy to find you Georgiana but i’m afraid to not following you because my level in english is so low,and i need to speak english for my new job thank you

  12. fredy

    you are beautiful

  13. arjun gupta

    hi madam thank you so much for making nice topic for improvrment of english




      Hola Julio! Gracias por tu interés. Te recomiendo primero hacer el curso en formato video donde hablo sobre mi método y también puedes escuchar algunas lecciones de mis cursos de audio.

      De esta forma también podré aconsejarte mejor sobre cuál es el curso adecuado para ti.

      Un saludo!

  15. Maíra Perrout

    Hi, I can’t continue listening audio straight the website, when I click on play, doesn’t happen nothing. I like your podcasts, they have to help me so much, but now, I am having this problem.


      Hi, Maria
      You can download the audio from each episode. There is a section called RESOURCES. You can download the mp3 on your device anytime. Cheers!

  16. Awais

    Hy Mam you are my great teacher of English subject and also ma’am I always pray for you and i always listen your English videos many time and know I am feeling much better in English.


      Hi, Awais! I’m really happy to help. Cheers!

  17. Shariff

    Where is the episode no 2?

  18. Anand

    Hi Giorgiana
    Your program is very useful for us
    Thank you for that
    I hope you will make continue to New program for us


      Hi, Anand! I’m very happy that you’re find my program useful. Cheers!

  19. Deepu Singh

    I am very happy because listening method so good as well as whenever i listen your Audio. I’ve confidence and my problem is solve here . then my english so improve at all .


      That’s awesome! I’m glad to know that you’re happy with my lessons 🙂

  20. Giovani

    Hi Georgiana. I’m two days earing the podcasts on Spotify. I’m very excited for this!

  21. valeria

    I bought all the Georgian courses, I am very satisfied because I learn English easily while having fun.
    I recommend it to everyone.
    thanks Georgiana!

  22. Isaac

    Hi Georgiana, I enjoy your lessons a lot. My ten year old son wants to learn English too. Unfortunately he barely know a few words in English. He’s trying hard listening to your podcast. Do you have a suggestion for him to ease his learning?


      Hi, dear Isaac. I would like to recommend to you my 30 Days Crash course. It will help your child to start from a basic level. After finishing this course he’ll be able to follow my podcast episodes.

  23. Campos

    Hi Georgiana. I starded to listen your podcasts. I enjoy a lot.
    Thanks for this lessons

  24. Szymon

    I listen to your podcasts every day on my way to work, it inspires me to learn English every day.

  25. João Pedro Porto Terra

    João Pedro

    How’ve you been Georgiana?

    I’m getting used to listen to your podcasts because they’re very awesome and give me helpful hints. I realize that my speaking is improving.


  26. João pedro

    Dear Georgeana,

    I realize that my speaking skills are improving and I’m getting used to listening to your podcasts every day.


    • jose

      Thank you so much for your english podcats. I am really excited because right now i can learn more. just listening is easier.

  27. Yucel Fevzioglu

    Hi Georgina, I’ve been listening your podcasts for almost two weeks and I find your way very useull to improve communication skills so I would like to have one of your courses, which I believe there are more than that in your courses. But what I wonder is how can I identify my english level? Can you recommend me a way to do it?

  28. erkan yaşar

    Thank you so much for your useful program . Your voice is awesome.

  29. Carlos

    Georgiana, congratulations and thank for your posdcast, is very, very interesting and productive. I hope learning English in the coming months. Bests regards.

  30. edgar

    hello Giorgiana
    thanks for the podcasts
    They are a good tool to learn English.
    Could you tell me where you can hear or read the mini-story?
    Best regards


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With Georgiana’s method  I have started speaking English from minute one and this is exactly what I needed. With the traditional method you will practice grammar, grammar and grammar, but with Georgiana’s method you will practice listening and speaking and in my opinion this is the most important thing when you are learning a new language. Ricardo

“Thanks to Georgiana, I have lost my fear of speaking English. I have eliminated my frustration and started to enjoy this language.” Miriam

“I did not study English when I was a child. I contacted Georgiana at a time when I felt blocked. She has helped me to lose my fear of speaking English.” Ana