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The Blogcastastic Way to Improve Your Listening Skills
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I recently found out about a new invention in the internet world: the blogcast. A mixture of the words ‘blog’ and ‘podcast’.
In a blogcast (sometimes called an audio blog), the writer of a blog post records themselves reading it aloud.
So you can listen and read along.
Or read and then listen later.
Or just listen.
Or just read.
My language blogging colleague, Olly Richards from I will Teach You a Language, told me that blogcasts were really popular a couple of years ago. But then everyone started podcasting instead.
It’s a shame because blogcasts are a great way for keen readers to practise their listening. In fact, they’re blogcastastic (a new word I’ve created: blog + podcast + fantastic).