22. Full Interview with Vicky from China

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Hello everyone. This podcast is the full interview that Vicky did with me a couple of weeks ago. We talk about teaching English, using podcasts in the classroom, the advantages and disadvantages of student podcasts, how to learn English, what a guinea pig is, and how to use an all-in-one remote controller!

There’s no transcript for this episode! But, if you listen to the last podcast in which Vicky gives some advice on learning English, you’ll know that sometimes it is better for your English to listen without a transcript.

My advice for this episode is:

  • Don’t try to understand every word you hear
  • Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything – you don’ t have to
  • Just try to understand the topic of the conversation and the basic things
  • Try to use your imagination and guess some of the things you don’t understand – fill in the gaps in your listening
  • Try to enjoy listening! It should be an interesting topic with information that’s useful for you
  • Listen to the conversation more than once – you’ll understand and remember more each time
  • Play the podcast when you are at home, doing the housework – just have it on in the background

Here are some pictures of things Vicky and I talked about:

9 thoughts on “22. Full Interview with Vicky from China

  1. Maximiliano

    Hi Luke,
    Regarding the question about how do you use technology for teaching English, I’d like to know your opinion about certain apps (Anki, Memrise, etc) that use spaced repetition method to memorize vocabulary .
    By the way, your website it’s great. Good job.

    Maximiliano from Argentina.

  2. Anonymous

    Oh, it’s so difficult to get what Vicky says however I am bold enough to keep going. Do you think, Luke, that it will be worth the effort to listen again and again to eventually fill in the gaps in the collaboration page?
    Unfortunately there is no one else of your listeners to help me out. If there’d be one I’d be happy if he or she could correct me and we could together do the jigsaw puzzle.

    1. Luke Thompson Post author

      If someone else can help you that would be great, but if not you’ll have to just wait for me to finally get round to checking it myself! I’m slowly working through the transcripts which have been added to the collaboration. At the moment I am still doing episode 118.

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  4. Tommy

    fantastic tune at the end of this podcast!ahaha,great Luke. I’ve just listened that interview and I’ve appreciated it a lot. I’ve been listening to you for almost one month and your website is useful and enjoable at the same time.
    From Italy,Tommaso