The Ten Questions ESL Podcast: Transcripts and Worksheets for Episodes 1-7
If you want to improve your English or are an English as a Second Language teacher, this ebook is for you! This ebook is a supplement to the audio recordings of my "Ten Questions ESL Podcast". It contains transcripts of the interview, cultural notes, vocabulary, and discussion questions for the first seven interviews of my podcast. It can be used by students or teachers, at home or in a classroom. More
This ebook is a supplement to the first seven interviews on my "Ten Questions ESL Podcast".
The chapters in the ebook have four sections. First is the transcript of the interview. I listened to the interview and wrote down what we said. This took a long time! You can read the transcript alone or while you are listening to the podcast. The second section is cultural notes. I explain a few things that we say that you might not be familiar with. The third section is vocabulary. I chose some words that some of you may not know and gave the definitions. The fourth section is discussion questions. You can use these with yourself, or with classmates or friends who are also studying English.
The people interviewed are: Nancy from the U.S. (me!); Zhao from China; Gerry from Canada; Shiyi from China; Cathy from the U.S.; Zhen from China; and Erica from England/Canada. This ebook does not include the audio. There are links and directions to finding the podcasts in the introduction to the book.
This ebook is intended for English language students who are studying alone, but it can also be used in a classroom. I use these materials myself in my classes in China, especially the discussion questions. I make a handout using the cultural notes, vocabulary, and discussion questions. I talk about the cultural notes and vocabulary, then play the audio podcast. Afterwards the students talk with their partners about the discussion questions. This way the students practice both listening and speaking during the class meeting, and they learn something about another culture.
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