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A digital detox podcast

Listen to the podcast about doing a digital detox to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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Dear English Language team,
How often we should listen to the podcast before doing tasks 1 and 2. I listened two times and I did half of the exercise correctly.

Hello Omer Gul

That depends on what kind of learner you are, how difficult the page is compared to your level and many other factors. In general, I think listening two or three times is a good idea, but I would encourage you to experiment with different methods on different pages.

You could also consider listening a couple of times, then doing the exercises, then reading the transcript to check what you did in the exercises, and then finally checking the answers.

Best wishes

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, why the answer sheet is not available? how to check the answers on whether or not they are correct? How to access the answers? please guide! thanks

Hello Khatereh Zandiyeh

In the worksheet, the answers are available on page 6. In the online exercises, after you press the 'Finish' button, you can press the 'Show Answers' button. The 'Show Answers' button is not available until you press 'Finish'.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Oh no! I am not on line every time because people always talk about uninteresting things and I always find that a waste of time. But I think digital detox will be necessary for a lot of people which are still connected for nothing important especially some people become dependent of internet. It is not healthy and always bring you away from direct interactions and social activities.

Hi, I have some questions, please help me, thank you!
Amanda: ......The book also made a really good point, that we should ask ourselves 'Why?' every time we take out our phone. <---What does the "that" mean?
Amanda: OK, yes, I'm the first to admit that it's great for helping time to go by.<--- "the first" means?
Presenter: ......Turning off notifications and becoming aware of when we use our devices. <--- becoming aware of what? and why does the presenter use Ving form (turning off and becoming)?

Hi Hung,

In your first example, 'that' introduces a noun clause with an appositive function. Appositive means restating an idea to make it clearer or more specific. Here, the 'a really good point' is restated in the that-clause to make it specific and clear.

 

In your second example, the phrase 'becoming aware of...' is followed by its object. The object could be a noun, a noun phrase or a clause. Here, it is a subordinate clause.

becoming aware of + object

becoming aware of when we use our devices

The -ing form is used after the verb mean when we want to express the result of an action:

I have to visit my mother tomorrow. That means leaving at 7.00 in the morning.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Having sauna is a good detox!
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I think it's difficult for me to a digital detox (my phone basically) because I'm not just use it for fun , I'm like most of the people my phone work as a teacher , ads port , and keep my in touch with important people and more
But to be honest I feel a large relief and relaxation whend my phone broke down or hasn't been charged

yes,I think I am able to stay without my phone for a weekend,I think that digital detox is important and everyone should give it a try.

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