Advanced English Listening Practice
In the clip below, linguist Roly Sussex (Australian accent) talks about the different ways that English is used around the world, and how it is changing with time.
1. Listen to the clip (the first time you listen, don’t look at the screen! – the subtitles are automatic).
2. Listen again and read the subtitles.
3. Do the Vocabulary Task
4. Share your ideas
Below you’ll find some rich vocabulary used by Sussex. If you don’t know the meaning, try to work it out from the context and look it up online to check.
In the comments, write the definition and then use the word or expression in a sentence of your own. I’ll give you feedback.
- 00.10 – to spot something
- 00.43 – “this is in, that’s out” to describe something as ‘in’ or ‘out’
- 00.43 – to look down on
- 1.18 – to be stuffy about something
- What are the main points Sussex makes?
- What are your thoughts about Sussex’s point of view?
- Check out some of the comments made by others. Do you agree or disagree with any of them?
Share your comments below.