Sunday, October 16, 2016

Audio: Uber and company


A2, B1, (B2)

Companies like Airbnb and TaskRabbit are dramatically changing the way that we consume goods and services. This creates competition with traditional operators, which has both advantages and disadvantages for the different parties concerned.  In this listening activity from Breaking News English, you will hear a short article about the Uber taxi ride company. You will hear the complete text and then practise listening to individual sentences. Activity time: 25 to 45 minutes


Task:
1  General comprehension: Choose the speed at which you want to listen and try and understand the general sense. If this is difficult, try noting down the key words you hear and think about how they go together. You can go down the page to read the text if necessary. When you have finished, try listening at the fastest speed without the text.

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2 Dictation exercise: Follow the instructions for Dictation 1. Press the "Help" button if you need help finding words. When you've finished, click on "Next dictation" to go to the next sentence.

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