Episode 3: Routines
- Warm-up Questions & Vocabulary
- Adverbs of Frequency & Compound Sentences
- Listening Practice
- Word Stress: Phrasal Verbs
- Rhythm: Sentence Stress & Thought Groups
- Stop Consonants /k/ and /g/
- Final Stop Consonants
- Linking: Stop Consonants
- Reductions: Time-Telling Phrases
- Inference: Wistful
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Feelings & Attitude
These inference questions are about understanding the speaker’s feelings or attitudes, listening for what the speaker means but hasn’t clearly said.
Wistful means feeling desire for something in the past that we no longer have.
When we are wistful, we don’t always say “I’m sad I don’t have that anymore.” We usually show this feeling by describing how things were in the past. We might slow down the statement and put more emphasis or use a higher intonation on the words expressing what was good in the past.