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The links below take you to the webpage hosting the transcript of an audio episode from the Talking People Podcast, but the link to the audio episode is also included. You can print the list of all the Talking People podcast episodes for Elementary and other levels at the Talking People Podcast.

Last update: January, 2017


bullet The ABC, Spelling Names and a good communicative method to do so! Tags: Abc, Communicative Strategies, Dialog(ue)s, Q&A, Spelling
bullet Dialogue: Meeting People & Spelling Words! Tags: greetings, meeting people language, spelling names and email addresses
bullet Brief Dialogues - Interpersonal communication, by language function. Audiolisten Transcript pdf file (3 pages) New! Tags: initiating & ending contact, apologizing, interrupting, introducing oneself and others, asking about people's health...
bullet Useful Classroom Language Tags: Going to future, at / in, Can, Have, Have to, How...?, instructions, Lang. Func. (misc.), Let's, Modals (misc.), Pronunciation, Q&A, Shall I / we ...?, short answers, US / UK, Wh-, What's ...?

Pronunciation

bullet Present. Days-n-Dates Tags: days of week, dates, birthdays, Communicative Strategies, Lang. Func. (misc.), Oral Drilling, Pres. simple, Pronunciation
bullet Present. The Time and Dates 2 Tags: be born, birthdays, Communicative Strategies, dates, days of week, Dialog(ue)s, months, numbers, Oral Drilling, Pres. simple, Q&A
bullet Present. Nationalities, Countries, Languages 1 Tags: Capital Letters, Lang. Func. (misc.), Oral Drilling, Pres. simple, Pronunciation
bullet Present. Questions and Answers (Q&A) 1 Tags: Go (out) for / on a, Go + -ing, 'd / 'll, Adjectives, age, at / in, Be, Can't, Communicative Strategies, congratulating, Dialog(ue)s, emails, feelings & states, food / meals, formal / informal, Frequency Advs, Have, HOW are you doing? (not what), How much / many ...?, How often ...?, invitations, Lang. Func. (misc.), Let's, Modals (misc.), numbers, occupations, origin, Possessives, Pres. simple, Pronunciation, Q&A, Review: present tenses, Saxon Gen., saying sorry, saying yes / no, the time, Time Expr., Verbs of (dis)likes, Wh-
bullet Present. Talking about Myself Tags: Adjectives, age, family, fun / funny, Monolog(ue)s, occupations, Pres. simple, Purpose Inf., Verbs of (dis)likes
bullet Present. Talking about People in Photos Tags: Go (out) for / on a, Go + -ing, 3rd p.s. Pres., Adjectives, family, favs, fun / funny, Monolog(ue)s, Preps Place, Pres. cont., Pres. simple, Saxon Gen., This is
bullet Present. My Daily Routines Tags: Go (out) for / on a, Go + -ing, Adjectives, food / meals, Frequency Advs, Monolog(ue)s, Pres. simple, Time Expr., US / UK, Verbs of (dis)likes
bullet Present. My Weekly Routines Tags: Go (out) for / on a, Go + -ing, Adjectives, food / meals, Frequency Advs, fun / funny, Monolog(ue)s, Pres. cont., Pres. simple, Time Expr., US / UK, Verbs of (dis)likes
bullet Present. Story-telling: Movies Tags: 3rd p.s. Pres., Adjectives, Monolog(ue)s, movies / films, Possessives, Pres. simple, Pres. vs Past (narratives), Pronunciation, S & O Prons., Saxon Gen., SHREK, There be, Time Expr.
bullet Present. Likes & Dislikes Tags: Go + -ing, Adjectives, books & mags, Can't, clothes, favs, food / meals, Frequency Advs, fun / funny, going out, Modals (misc.), Monolog(ue)s, music, Pres. simple, Pronunciation, sports, Time Expr., travel, Verbs of (dis)likes
bullet Present. My Neighbo(u)rs Tags: Adjectives, Can't, each other / one another, Frequency Advs, houses, Monolog(ue)s, Pres. cont., Pres. simple, Quantifiers, Time Expr., US / UK
bullet Present. Describing a Friend Tags: 3rd p.s. Pres., Adjectives, favs, fun / funny, Modals (misc.), Monolog(ue)s, Pres. cont., Pres. simple, Pres. simple vs Pres. cont., Pronunciation, Saxon Gen., Situations, Textual Structure, US / UK, Verbs of (dis)likes
bullet Present. My Lifestyle Tags: Go + -ing, Adjectives, food / meals, Frequency Advs, Monolog(ue)s, Omission of "the", Pres. simple, Time Expr., Verbs of (dis)likes
bullet Present. Describing My House Tags: Go to sleep vs Go to bed, Adjectives, Be, colo(u)rs, family, Frequency Advs, Have, houses, It has no / It doesn't have a..., Lang. Range, Modals (misc.), Monolog(ue)s, numbers, occupations, Preps Place, Pres. simple, Quantifiers, Textual Structure, There be, Time Expr., US / UK, Verbs of (dis)likes
bullet Present. What's in my fridge? (Food & Drinks) Tags: Monolog(ue)s, Pres. Simple, There be, food / meals, Have, Keep, Preps Place, Quantifiers, Numbers
bullet Present. Speaking about the weather where I live / in my city/town. (Weather in general). Tags: Monolog(ue)s, Pres. Simple for general truths. Frequency adverbs. Time phrases.

bullet Past. A Night Out Tags: Go + -ing, Lang. Func. (misc.), Monolog(ue)s, Past cont, Past simple, Pres. vs Past (narratives), Pronunciation, Situations
bullet Past. Bios Tags: Lang. Func. (misc.), Monolog(ue)s, Past cont, Past simple, Pronunciation, Quantifiers, Review: tenses, Textual Structure, Time Expr., US / UK
bullet Past. My Winter Holidays Tags: Dialog(ue)s, How / What...like ...?, Lang. Func. (misc.), Past simple, Q&A
bullet Past. My Last Weekend Tags: Adjectives, fun / funny, Past simple, Possessives, Pres. vs Past (narratives), Pronunciation, Saxon Gen., Time Expr.
bullet Past. My Summer Holidays Tags: Monolog(ue)s, Past simple, Pronunciation
bullet Past. My Day Yesterday Tags: Adjectives, food / meals, Monolog(ue)s, Past cont, Past simple, Pres. vs Past (narratives), Pronunciation, Time Expr.
bullet Past. Questions & Answers (Q&A) 2. With "be", Other Verbs, and the case of "have" + Who/What as subject Tags: Dialog(ue)s, questions with "have", questions with "be", questions with Other Verbs, past simple, What as subject, Who as subject.

bullet Present/Past. Today! (1): present perfect or past simple? + dialog Tags: Pres. perf., Past simple, time phrases (today, this morning/ afternoon/ evening), Q&A, Dialog(ue)s, Exam Tips.
bullet Present/Past. Today! (2): My Day Today (corresponding to two audios: 2.1, 2.2). Tags: Pres. perf., Past simple, time phrases, Dialog(ue)s, Theory: form, hear/listen to, lose/miss

bullet Future. Situations. Talking about Holiday Plans with a language focus on "the futures", conditional sentences type 0 and type 1, prepositions & comparison. + Notes for Intermediate and Advanced students too. Dialogue with "going to" for plans and true intentions!

Miscellaneous Tenses (review) and episodes by Language Functions, Situations, Topics

Functional Translation - Spring Exercise: 94 sentences to review the course language points: Listen here: Part 1 (no. 1-27) - Part 2 (no. 28-58) - Part 3! (under construction) - Transcript external link

bullet Writing Strategies: Writing Holiday Postcards. Parts 1 and 2 In this episode, apart from consolidating your use of the Present Simple & Continuous, the Past Simple and the Present Perfect, plus the "going to" future expression, you will learn exam writing strategies Before - While - After Writing.
bullet Review 1. Useful Language for Everyday Situations
bullet Invitations. Would you like? Tags: Dialog(ue)s, I'd / I'll, invitations, Lang. Func. (misc.), Modals (misc.), offering sth, Oral Drilling, Q&A, Would you...? vs Do you...?
bullet Giving Directions Tags: Dialog(ue)s, imperatives (for instructions), have to, can't, get to
bullet Occupations Tags: Dialog(ue)s, Pres. simple vs. Pres. Cont., DO as main verb, Use of "a/an" X GRABAR