Personal Experiences

10 Killer Questions for Fred

The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. At the end of the nineteenth century, when Proust was still in his teens, he...

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Surprising Incredible India

Surprising Incredible India Listen to Sue interview Chris about his recent trip to India and especially about what surprised him. During his travels in India, Chris went to Bangalore in the south and then to Rajasthan in the north, to The Taj Mahal in Agra, Fatihpur...

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Fred’s bucket list

Listen to Fred talking about his bucket list. As with many people, he wants to travel, perhaps all over the world, and a bucket list is a great way to tick off travel destinations. The good thing about this is that as we tick off destinations, we get an appetite for...

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My Bucket List Sebastien

Sebastien shares his bucket list with us. To be fair, he was asked with little or no time to think about it, so maybe, if we did it again, as we most probably will do, the bucket list would probably be very fifferent than this one. It is quite an interesting exercise...

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Hervé Bellut, the creator of this self development board game, has had a varied and interesting career path. His formal studies were in astrophysics, and as an aerospace engineer he went on to become interested in occupational stress in the workplace. This interest...

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Experiences of being on stage

Experiences of being on stage Experiences of being on stage can be both a very exciting or a very stressful experience, especially if you suffer from Stage fright or performance anxiety. Susan asks Andy, a somewhat seasoned performer, and Chris who is just staring...

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The first time I saw snow

The first time I saw snow The first time I saw snow - Can you remember the first time you saw snow ? Do you live in a country where snow is usual or do you live in a region of the world where snow is a highly unlikely event? Some countries never get a single flake of...

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Ahmed – my country

Ahmed - my country Today we podcasted Ahmed, who now lives in France, about life in his country, how he left his country and what he misses from back home. This is a podcast for English learners and is non-political, non-religious and has no views on any issues that...

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Victoria’s Gap Year

Victoria's Gap Year Listen to Victoria talking to Susan about what she did in Victoria's Gap Year and see if there are any differences between what she did and what others do, as set out below or in In the professional or career world, a gap year is a...

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Florian Bucket list

Florian Bucket list Listen to Florian's bucket list, but try the pre-listening questions first. A bucket list is a list of items, challenges etc., that people want to do before they die. A check-list of lifetime wishes that people really want to do at some point in...

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Marie – May the best house win.

May the Best House Win was a British lifestyle game show that aired on ITV from 22 February 2010 to 24 June 2013 and was narrated by Guy Porritt. The show sees four proud homeowners compete to win £1,000 by showing off their homes to the other contestants, who will...

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Rebecca – Living abroad

Have you ever lived in a foreign country?

Have you ever had experiences of living or working in a different culture?

Listen to the Rebecca, an Australian, talking about her experiences of living in several countries and the cultural and linguistic hurdles she had to over come.

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What is a bucket list?

A bucket list is a list of activities or things that people really want to do before they die, as depicted by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in the 2007 film of the same name, where two people realise their wildest dreams.

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Bucket Lists

Bucket Lists Sue and Chris talk about a Bucket lists. Before listening, do you know what bucket lists are? While listening. 1. Does Sue want to swim with dolphins? 2. Where does Chris want to go for his bucket list? 3. Where does Sue say she thinks the Northern Lights...

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