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English Conversations with Cliff LMA004, BARBARA w CLIFF #3.2 Advanced Summary

BARBARA w CLIFF #3.2 Advanced Summary

All right! I just realized that I sound like Matthew McConaughey every time I start one of these recordings: all right all right all right! So it's come to my attention that you are too advanced student for the kinds of recordings that I have been making so far, that I have been speaking too slowly and that they're just not challenging in any way, which is kind of funny because I have spent, I think, about probably the last 3 years or so making a conscious effort to not speak as quickly as I used to. I used to speak very rapidly to the point where I think I might have come off as a little bit nervous or even neurotic and when I moved into a managerial post at my work I felt that it was very important to project a certain sense of calm confidence, and so I made a conscious effort to pay attention to every word that I said and how I said it, and especially the pace at which I said it and I slowed it down, but that just makes things a bit too easy for you, so I am going to try very hard for this and future recordings to keep the pace a little faster and really challenge that advanced ear of yours to see if you can continue to comprehend at a high level what I say in English when I speak at a faster speed. I will inevitably wind up slowing down or pause while I think about what I need to say because that's just how I speak. It has nothing to do with speaking in English, but my hope is that by doing it this way that you'll get more out of our time together.

Getting into the summary of our time together so far, you told me that you've been speaking English for 20 years and you want to expand your vocabulary. That's pretty good for me because I can usually send people to the dictionary with just a little bit of effort, but I'm going to try making this a little bit more natural and not intentionally use esoteric vocabulary. Hopefully a few good words and some idioms will come out just organically. I think that'll work better.

You told me that you live in Briest in a house built in 2003. My house was built in 1985, so I certainly hope that you enjoy the newer house with a whole lot less maintenance because I have paid a lot in getting my place fixed up, although I do have to say that is more because the prior owners did some shady renovations and not because the house itself is old. I have so many contractor horror stories, just stories aplenty that I can share. I had a contractor apologize to me because he kept giving me bad news.

I, excuse me, you told me that you started Anna Winter's masterclass because you're interested to see what she's like because you saw the movie and read the book The Devil Wears Prada. I haven't read the book. I haven't seen the film, and if we're going to be honest, I never even heard of Anna Winter before now, so you're going to be teaching me her masterclass as we go and I look forward to finding out about her through you as I learn about you.

My first and still my most favorite masterclass was by Neil Gaiman. He's a British author whose work I absolutely adore. His work is a meld of mild horror with a strong sense of sentimentality and stirring characters and he mixes this all together in a way that I've never seen anyone else touch and his class was similarly deep and really inspiring and I hope that Miss Winter does the same for you.

During our last conversation, I was all set to talk about music. I was hyped. We were going to get into bands and songs and concert experiences, but we took an immediate detour into talking about pets. That's fine since animals are near and dear to my heart too. You told me about your massive cat and I shared a few details about my massive dog. I'll bet you my dog would love your cat, but it doesn't sound like she would reciprocate.

Okay, so I hope this was helpful and gave you a little bit more of a stretch than before. Let me know how that worked out for you through WhatsApp. It just occurred to me I sound like a YouTuber now. "Hey guys, what do you think? Let me know in the comments down below." Anyway I think that about wraps up this new and expanded summary. We'll talk soon and I look forward to it



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BARBARA w CLIFF #3.2 Advanced Summary

All right! I just realized that I sound like Matthew McConaughey every time I start one of these recordings: all right all right all right! So it's come to my attention that you are too advanced student for the kinds of recordings that I have been making so far, that I have been speaking too slowly and that they're just not challenging in any way, which is kind of funny because I have spent, I think, about probably the last 3 years or so making a conscious effort to not speak as quickly as I used to. I used to speak very rapidly to the point where I think I might have come off as a little bit nervous or even neurotic and when I moved into a managerial post at my work I felt that it was very important to project a certain sense of calm confidence, and so I made a conscious effort to pay attention to every word that I said and how I said it, and especially the pace at which I said it and I slowed it down, but that just makes things a bit too easy for you, so I am going to try very hard for this and future recordings to keep the pace a little faster and really challenge that advanced ear of yours to see if you can continue to comprehend at a high level what I say in English when I speak at a faster speed. I will inevitably wind up slowing down or pause while I think about what I need to say because that's just how I speak. It has nothing to do with speaking in English, but my hope is that by doing it this way that you'll get more out of our time together.

Getting into the summary of our time together so far, you told me that you've been speaking English for 20 years and you want to expand your vocabulary. That's pretty good for me because I can usually send people to the dictionary with just a little bit of effort, but I'm going to try making this a little bit more natural and not intentionally use esoteric vocabulary. Hopefully a few good words and some idioms will come out just organically. I think that'll work better.

You told me that you live in Briest in a house built in 2003. My house was built in 1985, so I certainly hope that you enjoy the newer house with a whole lot less maintenance because I have paid a lot in getting my place fixed up, although I do have to say that is more because the prior owners did some shady renovations and not because the house itself is old. I have so many contractor horror stories, just stories aplenty that I can share. I had a contractor apologize to me because he kept giving me bad news.

I, excuse me, you told me that you started Anna Winter's masterclass because you're interested to see what she's like because you saw the movie and read the book The Devil Wears Prada. I haven't read the book. I haven't seen the film, and if we're going to be honest, I never even heard of Anna Winter before now, so you're going to be teaching me her masterclass as we go and I look forward to finding out about her through you as I learn about you.

My first and still my most favorite masterclass was by Neil Gaiman. He's a British author whose work I absolutely adore. His work is a meld of mild horror with a strong sense of sentimentality and stirring characters and he mixes this all together in a way that I've never seen anyone else touch and his class was similarly deep and really inspiring and I hope that Miss Winter does the same for you.

During our last conversation, I was all set to talk about music. I was hyped. We were going to get into bands and songs and concert experiences, but we took an immediate detour into talking about pets. That's fine since animals are near and dear to my heart too. You told me about your massive cat and I shared a few details about my massive dog. I'll bet you my dog would love your cat, but it doesn't sound like she would reciprocate.

Okay, so I hope this was helpful and gave you a little bit more of a stretch than before. Let me know how that worked out for you through WhatsApp. It just occurred to me I sound like a YouTuber now. "Hey guys, what do you think? Let me know in the comments down below." Anyway I think that about wraps up this new and expanded summary. We'll talk soon and I look forward to it

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