Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary, and how to learn English more effectively.
I’m Georgiana; 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.
- After that, we’ll practice conversation skills with a new mini-story.
Let’s get started!
As you may know, I always recommend you listening to improving your English. There are many studies, which suggest that there is a correlation between our level of language and the hours we have been listening. In other words, the more you listen, the better. The more hours you spend listening, the more quickly 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 one time?
What most students do is listen to certain content once or twice and then change to another content. The typical student thinks that the more variety, the better.
Well, variety is good, but what you want is to consolidate what you listen to, and the most effective way to achieve it 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 minute 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, 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!
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Hello Giorgiana, I’d like to recive all the trasncription about all mini-storys by email.
Is it possible?
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.
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Buen día tengo la transcripción en PDF pero no veo la Mini story
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Hi Tiago!! I’m so happy that you find my lessons useful!!
Has English spoken in podcasts has an American or British accent?
Hi Renan, I speak Standard American English.
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Hi Lucas! I’m glad that you like my lessons! Have a great day!
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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
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HOLA. BUENOS DÍAS. ESTOY MUY INTERESADO EN SU MÉTODO. ME GUSTARÍA SABER COMO PUEDO OBTENERLO PARA EMPEZAR CON MI APRENDIZAJE. SALUDOS.
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.
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.
You can download the audio from each episode. There is a section called RESOURCES. You can download the mp3 on your device anytime. Cheers!
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!
Where is the episode no 2?
Hi, dear student! Here’s episode 002 https://speakenglishpodcast.com/americans-british-different-accents/
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!
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 🙂
Hi Georgiana. I’m two days earing the podcasts on Spotify. I’m very excited for this!
I bought all the Georgian courses, I am very satisfied because I learn English easily while having fun.
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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.
Hi Georgiana. I starded to listen your podcasts. I enjoy a lot.
Thanks for this lessons
I listen to your podcasts every day on my way to work, it inspires me to learn English every day.
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.
I realize that my speaking skills are improving and I’m getting used to listening to your podcasts every day.
Thank you so much for your english podcats. I am really excited because right now i can learn more. just listening is easier.
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?
Thank you so much for your useful program . Your voice is awesome.
Georgiana, congratulations and thank for your posdcast, is very, very interesting and productive. I hope learning English in the coming months. Bests regards.