G’day mate, what are you up to? Today, I am going to discuss how to use Nature.com (podcast) in the most cost-effective way. Nature is a subscription-based online science magazine, but apart from special editions, all contents are free of charge. So, why don’t we take full advantage of this website? TED talks is, as I mentioned before, also a quite good one, but to use Nature has a relatively different orientation for English learners. Let’s dive into it!
I particular like the podcast of Nature.com, because I can listen to many sophisticated English conversations in anywhere at anytime
Just for an auditing purpose would be great! You can feel as if to attend science lectures at Uni. You are not often listening to such conversations once you’ve finished schools. Listening to this sort of thing stimulates your brain further, and also forces yourself to contemplate something in a scientific or more abstract thing, which has an immense impact on anti-ageing, I surmise.
Nature Podcast – https://www.nature.com/nature/articles?type=nature-podcast
You can learn the very academic and sophisticated presentation skills in a formal setting
It’s worth not just auditing their conversations but actively learning their ways of using abstract words and complex sentences in a formal setting. You might be bored or tired of learning vocabularies via a notebook for English words “Tangocho” in Japanese. If you have at least some basic words and known about word roots, then I give you the go-ahead for listening to this podcast more frequently. You can naturally learn and understand new words without putting extra effort into memorising. Native-like learning style for getting used to new words would be the best for everyone who has already reached a certain level of English skills.
You can see and read all transcripts for their conversations during listening, so it’s a good opportunity for us to acquire a good comprehension skill
First of all, before listening to the audio, you should read the transcript and understand it throughly, so that you can easily enjoy what they are talking about. And, you can get the hang of how their logic and talk flow are going to work in a professional way. Although it’s more like a conversational one, it’s good to learn how to do oral presentations or interviews. The above image is a piece of an example, but if you are interested in, please go for the website directly.
Of course, like TED talks.com, you can also do repeat sentences using this podcast to boost your listening and speaking skills
In this respect, TED talks is better, because it’s much easier to follow where you are listening right now, whereas, for Nature podcast, it’s a bit difficult to pause and go back to the accurate place where you were listening and repeating as the transcript itself does not say where you are. So you should pay attention to the place in which your are listening and then repeating. Therefore, Nature podcast seems a bit more advanced level compared to TED talks. TED talks is a bit more user-friendly and intermediate level?!
Nature podcast is more suitable and the highest pinnacle of podcasts for those being interested in science fields or science person
Personally, I’ve never been in the realm of science in my school life, but I’m always interested in knowing how science works and saves our lives from my pseudo-scientific perspectives. Learning science is the cornerstone of not just civilisation but the workings of language. Nature podcast programs can help expand your science knowledge, and also equip you with enquiring and creative minds. Having those elements, you’re able to develop the English language competency further.
That’s all for today. Thanks for reading!
Have a great Monday!