Interviews

“Online Learning with Aubrey”

Level

High-intermediate

Pre-Listening Question

What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking online courses?

Vocabulary and Expressions

Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:

hard deadlines (verb): a deadline with a fixed date by which something needs to be done
– We have a hard deadline to turn in our essay by Friday.

stay on top of something (expression): be or stay in control of something
– There are many assignments in this class, so it is important to stay on top of your work from the very beginning.

finish up (verb): finish a task COMPLETELY (100%)
– I have to finish up this project by 5:00 p.m.

(In most cases, there is no difference between finish and finish up.)

allude to something (verb): refer to, hint at, call attention to something indirectly
– The teacher alluded to the possibility of a pop quiz over the next few days, but he wasn’t very direct about it.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.


Conversation Questions

Describe an experience of taking an online class. What did you enjoy most about it? What were some of the challenges associated with studying online?

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