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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 everybody I'm Georgiana

your online English teacher my mission

is to help you to speak English fluently

speaking English is way easier when you

used the right material and techniques

since its September we're going back to

school at least in this episode you will

remember how exciting it used to be to

start a new school year

we're going to checkout vocabulary

related to the school supplies that kids

need when they go back to school after

the summer vacation and in the second

part of this episode you'll learn

English grammar without studying any

rules with an exclusive point of view

story before I go any further I'd like

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alright let's get started we could use

the expression back to school as a

metaphor for this episode that kicks up

this new season you will continue to

improve your English skills with my mini

stories and point of view lessons but

don't worry because you don't have to

study or memorize anything just listen

and learn as children do with their

mother-tongue each year parents face

significant challenges when purchasing

school supplies for their children since

there is a wide range of vocabulary

related to this topic next week I will

continue talking about the same thing

though I'll introduce more vocabulary in

any case don't worry if you can't

remember everything you can listen

several times to learn new words and

expressions

well here we go let's start with

notebooks basically a notebook is made

up of several sheets of paper which are

joined together they can be handy to use

in a classroom you can write exercises

copy things the teacher writes on the

board etc in some cases instead of

notebooks you can simply use sheets of

paper the advantage is that you don't

carry so much weight the disadvantage is

that you can easily lose them I remember

that in the first year of high school I

started with notebooks but in the second

year I only use sheets because the

notebooks weighed a lot but if you want

to organize the sheets of paper a little

better you can use some clips they're

really useful let's continue with pens

pencils and eraser obviously if you want

to write you're not going to do it with

your finger a pen is a good choice

the disadvantage of a pen over a pencil

is that you can't erase what you write

on the other hand if you write something

down with a pencil you can easily wipe

it with an eraser many students like to

use different colors of pens the most

common colors are black blue and red as

for pencils most students use mechanical

pencils if you use classic pencils you

need a sharpener also called a pencil

sharpener

that's how you sharpen your pencil

and have you heard of felt-tip pens

felt-tip pens are like pens but are

usually available in a variety of colors

they have many uses from painting to

highlighting we don't generally use them

for writing although some children may

like doing that teachers use red markers

to correct exams

when you study a text and find a

relevant phrase what you want is to

remember it you can use a marker for

this there are markers in several colors

so you can always create categories in

my opinion you don't have to overuse

colors because otherwise you leave the

text like a rainbow if you don't have

markers what you can do is underline

underlining is simple you just have to

make a roughly straight line below the

text you want to stress you can do it

with a pencil or a pen I like to

underline and I always do it with a

pencil this way if I have underlined too

much I will still be able to erase those

parts

do you want to make straight lines it's

almost impossible to do it without a

tool you need a ruler for that and it's

gonna be useful especially in your

geometry class

well let's leave it here for now because

otherwise there's going to be too much

vocabulary piled up in one Episode don't

worry

next week I'll continue with the same

topic

great now we'll move on to a point of

view lesson this exercise helps you to

improve your grammar as I tell you the

same story twice but changing a

grammatical aspect you just have to

listen and try to identify the changes

okay let's get started the first time in

the past tense the day before he went to

school

Deniz realized that he was short of some

school supplies so he told his mother

his mom gave him $50 and the list of all

the things he had to buy the list

contained several things pencils pens

and fealty pens for writing since Dennis

made a lot of mistakes in writing his

mother added several erasers the year

before all the students use notebooks

but that year the school management

decided that they should write on sheets

of paper so on the list was a package of

500 sheets of paper finally the mother

also included five different markers to

highlight the essential parts of the

text the colors were yellow blue pink

green and red Dennis ran off with the

money to buy all that stuff on the way

he saw a candy store Dennis thought I'll

buy $5.00 in candy and I'll still have

money to purchase the material on the

list but after spending five dollars he

spent another $5.00

until he finally ran out of money having

eaten $50 in treats his mother said to

him in anger how could you have spent

all that money and will you go to school

tomorrow without any materials

Dennis replied I don't think it's a

problem mom my stomach hurt so much that

I won't be able to go to school all week

now let's change the point of view to

the present tense I've changed some

expressions slightly

the day before going to school Dennis

realizes that he is short in some school

supplies so he tells his father his dad

gives him $50 and list of all the things

he has to buy pencils pens and felt-tip

pens for writing since Dennis makes a

lot of mistakes when writing his father

adds several erasers last year all

students used notebooks but this year

the school principal decides to have

them write on sheets of paper so on the

list was a package of 500 sheets of

paper finally his dad also includes five

different markers to highlight important

parts of the text the colors are yellow

blue pink green and red

Dennis runs up with the money to get all

that material on the way he sees a candy

stand Dennis thinks I'll buy five

dollars in candy and I'll still have

money to buy the supplies on the list

after spending five dollars he spends

another five he finally runs out of

money having eaten fifty dollars in

treats his father says to him in anger

how could you have spent all that money

on sweets and how about tomorrow will

you go to school without any material

Denis says I don't think that's gonna be

a problem dad my stomach hurts so much

that I won't be able to go to school all

week fantastic this is the end of this

point of view story after eating so many

sweets Denis felt so bad he couldn't go

to school poor parents right

okay have you seen the power of the

point of view technique we have checked

a lot of grammar by merely using the

same story it's very easy to compare the

different structures because you compare

in parallel if you want to get hours of

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you my fluency course you can get it at

fluency dot speak English podcast.com

well that's it for today I'll be back

next week with a new episode take care

bye bye did you enjoy today's episode

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