#299 Steve and Alex – Passive vs. Active Vocabulary (Part 1)

Do you know a word when you can recognize it, or do you have to be able to actively use it? What does it mean to really know a word, and is having a large active vocabulary as useful as having a large passive vocabulary? In this podcast, Steve and Alex discuss different definitions of “knowing” a word, what a typical active to passive ratio might be and more.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Language
Duration:  10:49

 

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#298 Steve and Alex – About World Leaders (Part 2)

Steve and Alex talk about various world leaders, including Vaclav Havel, Kim Jong Il, Dr. Martin Luther King and more. They discuss how these leaders came into power, why they became prominent and what they are known for.

Difficulty: Advanced
Category: News and Politics
Duration:  10:32

 

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#297 Steve and Alex – About World Leaders (Part 1)

Steve and Alex talk about various world leaders, including Vaclav Havel, Kim Jong Il, Dr. Martin Luther King and more. They discuss how these leaders came into power, why they became prominent and what they are known for.

Difficulty: Advanced
Category: News and Politics
Duration:  10:19

 

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