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Listen to Jonathan talking about why he prefers to buy records.

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



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hello Gustavo,
It's very easy, just right-click where it says 'Download Audio'. If you are having any problems, please let us know.
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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! I really enjoyed Jonathan's speech about vinyls. I love them, too. For me, the cover is a kind of artwork. And the sound... So plastic! The true is that you need a good stereo, good loudspeakers...quite expensive:-( Then you can fully enjoyed the sound of bigbands, french chansons, rhytm&blues... That's what I like to listen and that's what I like on vinyls:-)

I used to listen lots of vinyl records but I can't compare the vinyl sound with the MP3 one, because I  have never listened any MP3.  I'm used to listen CD's and I think their sound is not worst than vinyls.
The speaker's current vocabulary is very useful and the topic is very atractive

Hello! There is a problem with saving the audio. It doesn't even work online. I tried.

Hello Joy,
I am able to save the audio, so I'm not sure what problem you are having.
Can you please tell me what web browser you are using and what happens when you try to save the audio? We will try to help if we have some more information.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

U are very helpful
Thank u

This is the first time i am listening about Vinyl. Really feel good to know about vinyl.i saw it in many movies but this is the first time i come to know about the name of that recorder.Thanks..

Excuse me... but I don't understand this sentence, can someone explain me ?
describes a sound that is not full or relaxed, but made when your throat is tight,
for example because of fear or anger.

   it is question 7 of the exercises o Preparation, and I don't understand  the meaning " ESTRANGULATED", because it isn't a sound, isn't it?
     Thank you for your answer.....

The word is not 'estrangualated', it is 'strangulated'. It's also not the name of a sound, it's an adjective that describes a sound.
As the definition says, it's a sound that is made when the throat is tight or compressed.
Hope that helps,
The LearnEnglish Team

best sound for lisening blues or jazz is on vinyl
it vorks as it should