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Listen and Chat – Science

Listen and Chat – Science uses interviews from The Naked Scientists podcast to provide:
  • English listening and speaking practice on new discoveries in the world of science
  • Input on conversational/academic/technical vocabulary
  • Input on connected speech features used by speakers of a variety of accents
  • Structure, ideas and support for independent language learning


Here’s what past students have said about Listen and Chat – Science:
  • “First, the interviews were interesting. Second, the workshop is organised very well. Third, the group members are nice.”
  • “I think this workshop is really successful. Every week we have a new article/dialogue to hear and discuss with our partners. In addition to this the teacher would be very nice to correct my speaking errors and suggest some weak forms and linking.”
  • “It is useful for me to improve my listening. Some linking, weak forms and contractions which were ignored by me.”
  • “I found many interesting things that I didn’t know before. It involves listening as well as speaking skills. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to study English and to have fun in the same time.”
  • “This was a very good workshop. It had a very clear focus. The class materials are good and suitable for self-practice after class. The atmosphere was very good too.”

Code(s) SPW-005-001
Duration 4 sessions x 1.5 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 20
Eligibility All undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

E-mail: lcspeak@ust.hk

Telephone:(852) 2358-7851

Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)

Remarks Please note that the workshop facilitator reserves the right to cancel the workshop in case of insufficient attendance.

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Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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