Monday, 21 April 2008

Great ideas from around the world

Thanks to Concha Lana I'm posting a new link to interesting podcasts from Reader's Digest. This time, American English. Click on this link; it will lead you to the podcasts page of RD, then click on the link with the title Great ideas from around the world and download the podcast. Here is an exercise you can do to help you understand:

World’s Great Ideas


· Think of inventions in the past that you consider great ideas because they have made our life easier.

· Now use you imagination to think of future inventions that will improve our lives.

We are going to listen to a programme called Great Ideas. Before listening, look at the vocabulary below, make sure that you understand it and try to predict what they are going to say about it:

  • Owning a football team
  • Soccer team
  • Sneakers
  • Germ detecting wipes
  • Bio hazards
  • Plantic
  • Food packaging
  • Biodegradable
  • Corn starch
  • Faucet
  • Sustainable dance club
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hopping around
  • Self-sustainable
  • Toilets that flush with rain water
  • ATM (Automated-Teller-Machine) for books.

Now listen and check your answers.

Good luck with it. If you need to use the dictionary, click here.

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