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Listen to Jonathan talking about why he prefers to buy records.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I want to thank you alot for your effort in helping us learn English.

it's great ,i have studied so much,i still continue .What about you?let's try to oneself's hobby.

With a their millennium D.J. I got the chance to listen up to a vinyl record. I can notice the fidelity difference with CDs but also value how it can be manipulated, say, to entertain a party. I also value this exercise because makes one exercise contemporary history. Worldwide civilization is not forward-looking at all; it just enters the future backwards ruling out serious history.

Hi, I had already forgotten vinyl records, and thanks to this class remembered them and will take some of the attic to show them to my children.
greetings and thanks.

I have no idea about differences between a vinyl record and other record player types, because i have never listened to it. Maybe it's an experience worth to have.
I think this listening activity is a good one, because it focus on the missing relationship between people, specially younger, and music on these days.

Can I download the movies to show to my students?

I'm not sure which movies you mean, because this page only has audio on it. You can definitely download the audio to play to your students.
We don't have any video at the moment that you can download. It's something that we want to do in the future, but there is some video which we will never make available for download for copyright reasons.
If the reason you want to download them is that you have a slow internet connection in your classroom, here is a useful trick. Press play and then straight after that press pause. Wait for some time for the bar to move across the bottom of the video as it loads. Once it has loaded, you will be able to play the video without problems. Of course, you will need to prepare this in advance of your lesson.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

how do i download the audios?
Is it really possible?

Hello Gustavo,
It's very easy, just right-click where it says 'Download Audio'. If you are having any problems, please let us know.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! I really enjoyed Jonathan's speech about vinyls. I love them, too. For me, the cover is a kind of artwork. And the sound... So plastic! The true is that you need a good stereo, good loudspeakers...quite expensive:-( Then you can fully enjoyed the sound of bigbands, french chansons, rhytm&blues... That's what I like to listen and that's what I like on vinyls:-)