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welcome to speak English now podcast

with your host Georgiana the podcast

that will help you to speak English

fluently with no grammar and no

textbooks hi everyone I'm Georgiana

founder of speak English podcast.com my

mission is to help you to speak English

fluently in this episode I'll be talking

about how many times we have to repeat

an audio material in English after that

you'll practice your conversation skills

with a new mini story okay let's get

started as you may know I always

recommend you to listen in order 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 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 most common

patterns in your head that's why you

need to repeat many times for example

let's say

you have a five minutes audio adapted to

your level then you can repeat the audio

20 30 or even more times yes you heard

me well 20 30 or more times I'm not

saying 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 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'll 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

okay let's move on to the next section

here I'll use the question and answer

technique

it's the perfect lesson if you want to

speak English automatically this is how

it works

first I'll give you some information a

phrase or two then 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 okay 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 work as a broker

well he wanted to work as a broker and

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

one 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 he started to listen to English

for 12 hours a day did he start to watch

TV

no he didn't 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 10 hours he started to listen for 12

hours a day who started to listen for 12

hours a day

Peter Peter the penguin started to

listen for 12 hours a day how many hours

12 12 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 was an impressive in

four months how was his level after 12

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 a job

you

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 the 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 and 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 many stories

and point-of-view lessons I'd like to

recommend to you my fluency course you

can get it at fluency dot speak English

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