Episode 006 : English Vocabulary (Academics // Accelerate)


 

INTRODUCTION

This is the SpeakEnglishWithTiffani podcast with Teacher Tiffani session #6. If you would like to read the transcript that goes along with this episode, go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode6.    

Welcome to the Speak English with Tiffani podcast where you will learn English Vocabulary, Expressions, Idioms and much more! This podcast will take your English ability to the next level and help you to be more confident and more fluent when you Speak English. Are you ready? Well then, let’s jump right in!

Hey everyone, I’m Teacher Tiffani and I want to thank you so much for joining me for another episode of the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. In today’s lesson we are going to listen to one English dialogue and learn 2 new English Vocabulary Words.

DIALOGUE

Ok, let’s begin with the dialogue:

My parents focused a lot on academics when I was young. So I had to study hard and read a lot of books. But, when I became an adult, I realized how helpful their encouragement was. I learned that reading a lot of books as a child, had actually accelerated my ability to learn. So, I am grateful for my parents.

Again

My parents focused a lot on academics when I was young. So I had to study hard and read a lot of books. But, when I became an adult, I realized how helpful their encouragement was. I learned that reading a lot of books as a child, had actually accelerated my ability to learn. So, I am grateful for my parents.

Ok great, now let’s go over the two new vocabulary words that were in the dialogue.

FIRST VOCABULARY WORD

The first vocabulary word was…
“Academic” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Academic” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Academic” (repeat twice)

This vocabulary word refers to education and scholarship. It is related to an educational or scholarly institution or environment.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this vocabulary word.

The first example is…

“Her academic achievements are impressive.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“Her academic achievements are impressive.”
[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]

“Her academic achievements are impressive.”

The second example is…

“He has a good academic background.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“He has a good academic background.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“He has a good academic background.”

The third example is…

“The students prefer sports to academic classes.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“The students prefer sports to academic classes.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“The students prefer sports to academic classes.”

The fourth example is…

“His mom told him to concentrate on his academic studies.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“His mom told him to concentrate on his academic studies.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“His mom told him to concentrate on his academic studies.”

The fifth example is…

“I am very interested in academics.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“I am very interested in academics.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“I am very interested in academics.”


SECOND VOCABULARY WORD

Ok good deal, now let’s go over the second vocabulary word that was in the dialogue.

The second vocabulary word was…
“Accelerate” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Accelerate” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Accelerate” (repeat twice)

This vocabulary word means to begin to move more quickly; or to increase in amount or extent.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this vocabulary word.

The first example is…

“This shampoo will accelerate hair growth.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“This shampoo will accelerate hair growth.”
[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]

“This shampoo will accelerate hair growth.”

The second example is…

“She stepped on the gas and the car accelerated.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“She stepped on the gas and the car accelerated.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“She stepped on the gas and the car accelerated.”

The third example is…

“The plane accelerated down the runway.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“The plane accelerated down the runway.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“The plane accelerated down the runway.”

The fourth example is…

“The rate of economic growth has continued to accelerate.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“The rate of economic growth has continued to accelerate.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“The rate of economic growth has continued to accelerate.”

The fifth example is…

“It was fun to watch the race car accelerate from zero to one hundred miles per hour.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“It was fun to watch the race car accelerate from zero to one hundred miles per hour.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“It was fun to watch the race car accelerate from zero to one hundred miles per hour.”


DIALOGUE

Ok, now let’s listen to the original dialogue again and see if you can recognize the 2 English vocabulary words.

My parents focused a lot on academics when I was young. So I had to study hard and read a lot of books. But, when I became an adult, I realized how helpful their encouragement was. I learned that reading a lot of books as a child, had actually accelerated my ability to learn. So, I am grateful for my parents.

Did you hear them this time? Great! Excellent job! You now know 2 new English vocabulary words.

  1. Academics
  2. Accelerate

These vocabulary words will help you Speak English clearly, fluently, and confidently. So try to use these vocabulary words at least one time today!

ENDING

Remember, if you want to see the transcript for this episode go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode6.

This has been Teacher Tiffani with the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. Until next time, remember to Speak English!

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Sasijayean
Sasijayean
4 years ago

I want to speak fluency English in daily life. I hope to this website

Elif
Elif
1 year ago

I am competetive aganist myself and I hope I will never fed up .I will continue

Roberta
Roberta
1 year ago

HELLO

herpotter
herpotter
1 year ago

When I was in high school I didn’t study hard so my academic achievement was not enough to get a scholarship.

My colleague is a hard worker person thus our company accelerates him as a supervisor.

Marta
Marta
5 months ago

Hello, I’m Marta from Poland:) I started to improve my English skills with your podcast.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge 🙂

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