Fluency Files #47 – Bouquet toss (Bonus Episode)
Summary: In this episode of Fluency Files, Andrew tells a story about a unique experience he had recently, catching a bouquet at a wedding! Listen, learn, and become a better English speaker.<br> <br> <br> <br> <a href="https://esl.culips.com/samples/ff47_feed.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><br> </a><br> <a href="https://esl.culips.com/fluency/fluency-files-47-bouquet-toss/"></a><br> <br> <br> <br> What is the Fluency Files?<br> The Fluency Files is our special series for Culips Members. Each episode features a short audio story and comes with a transcript and study guide. The Fluency Files is perfect for deep studying and intensive English learning. We recommend it to anyone who wants to make big breakthroughs with their English skills. To get access to the entire Fluency Files library, sign up and become a Culips Member on culips.com. Or check out <a href="https://esl.culips.com/fluency/how-to-study-with-culips-fluency-files/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">this page</a> to learn more about the Culips Fluency Files.<br> <br> <br> Introduction transcript<br> Andrew: Hello there, everyone. My name is Andrew and you’re listening to the Culips English Podcast. Hey, all! How is it going? How are you doing? I’m, of course, doing really well. Have you ever heard of the Culips Fluency Files series, it’s our bonus series that we make exclusively for Culips members. However, today, we’re going to share an episode of The Fluency Files with everyone. But before we do that, let’s talk quickly about what the Fluency Files series is, and how you can learn English with it. Well, the Fluency Files series features short audio stories that are designed for intensive English learning and it’s fantastic to help you develop your English listening, speaking pronunciation and comprehension skills in a fun, efficient, and effective way.<br> Each episode is short, usually only around three to six minutes, and features a story from my life. I might share my current thoughts and talk about what’s on my mind. Or maybe I share an update on what’s going on in my life right now. Or I might even tell a funny or crazy story from my past. The Fluency Files is kind of like my audio diary that you get to listen into. Now let’s talk about how you can study with the Fluency Files. Of course, these are only suggestions and you can study with the series any way you want. Each learner is different. And one of the awesome things about the Fluency Files series is that you can study with it in the way that works best for you. But to get you started, I’m going to share six tips, six suggestions, six ways that you can study with the Fluency Files. So here we go.<br> Step number one is listen. The first step that you need to do is simply just listen to the Fluency Files episode. If you don’t understand everything, that’s fine. Try just to grab the general meaning and get the gist of the story and what I’m talking about. You might have to listen several times, but hey, that’s totally fine. In fact, the more times you listen, the better. Step two. Okay, now it’s time to grab the study guide. Each Fluency File episode comes with a study guide that includes a transcript, a glossary, definitions and example sentences of two key expressions from the episode and also fill in the blanks listening exercise.<br> So after doing your initial listening to the episode, you are ready to deconstruct the episode by studying with the guide. So, what should you do? Well, you can listen while following along with the transcript. Read the transcript, break it down, and check out the glossary and key expression definitions to help you understand what the difficult vocabulary is. At this point, guys, you really want to use the transcript to your advantage to make sure you can understand as much as possible.