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1,226 - Describing Sounds

July 19th, 2016

Episode 427 of 489 episodes

Hey, what’s that sound? Learn how to describe those noises you hear in English in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:26 Explanations: 3:25 Fast dialog: 18:22 Naomi: Stop! Stop! Omar: What’s the matter? Naomi: My bike is making a strange sound. Omar: What kind of sound? Naomi: It’s a clanging sound followed by a hissing or buzzing noise. I need to pinpoint where it’s coming from. Omar: Walk your bike and we’ll both listen, you on one side and me on the other. Naomi: Okay, here goes. Hear that? Omar: Yeah, but it’s more of a popping or pinging sound. Naomi: It sounded different when I was riding it. I’ll get on and you run alongside. What do you hear? Omar: I hear the whirring of the pedals and the creaking and rattling of the chain, but no clanging sound. Naomi: I’ll speed up. What do you hear now? Omar: Nothing, just the rustling of my own clothes. Naomi: The sound gets louder as I speed up. I’ll go faster. Now what do you hear? Omar: Just my own panting and…my…last gasp… Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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