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Question re: Audio Review

Posted by xiao_liang April 29, 2011 in the Group General Discussion.

Hi Chinesepod,

 

I have a question please. I'm a pretty heavy user of the Audio review. When you're going between levels it's super-useful to be able to review the dialogue etc and the expansion sentences really help with your listening and comprehension when you come to read them. I'm a big fan. 

But, why has the format of the audio review changed with more modern lessons? The older lessons used to have the vocab mixed up and repeated a lot more in the second run-through ("let's try that faster!"), so you'd get the words 3 or 4 times, and the expansion sentences were also repeated a couple of times which makes recollection of words a lot more likely.

The modern audio reviews have changed to a much plainer read-through of the vocab, followed by a read-through of expansion sentences. There's no repetition - it's not as useful for helping memorise, basically. 

Can it go back to being the old way please?

Examples:

Old audio review: http://s3.amazonaws.com/chinesepod.com/1176/946db20ca95697672cc77912a1e1f375ca882fae/mp3/chinesepod_C1176rv.mp3

New audio review: http://s3.amazonaws.com/chinesepod.com/1629/ca73739d3637127278017f98a1014e5668359004/mp3/chinesepod_C1629rv.mp3

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