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IELTS Preparation Series 1, Episode 21: Watching birds


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Hello, I'm Margot Politis. Welcome to Study English, IELTS preparation.

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Today we're going to look at the continuous tense, and then we're going to practice some

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sentence stress.

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Our clip today is of a birdwatcher named Margaret. A birdwatcher is someone who loves watching

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and listening to birds.

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Let's start by listening to Margaret talk about watching birds.

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Some people think it's a bit of a strange pleasure, but you know, it's always interesting.

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It's interesting to see what they're doing. You know, we saw them sheltering under the

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banks as we came round and so on, and they have to live in it, so why shouldn't we?

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What I'm doing is looking to see what's outside this hide because I'm doing a sheet for the

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'Bird Atlas' of a radius of 500 metres from here to see all the species that are in it.

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I use my binoculars and I'm using a telescope, and I use my ears because I was recording

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birds by call as I walked down the track here - wrens and little grass birds and stuff.

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In fact, if you do a lot of bird watching in the bush, you do a lot by call.

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A day like today's not much good, but normally you do a lot by call, and the idea is to make

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sure you get all the species that are here in the area that you're surveying.

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Margaret is talking about the time she spends watching birds.

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When describing actions that happen for a continuous period of time, we need to use

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a continuous tense. In English, there are several continuous tenses.

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Continuous tenses are formed by using the verb 'to be' plus the present participle,

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the 'ing' form of the verb.

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Today we're going to look at the present and past continuous tenses.

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Let's begin with the present continuous tense.

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The present continuous tense describes things that are in progress.

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Listen to Margaret again and see if you can hear some examples of the present continuous

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tense.

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What I'm doing is looking to see what's outside this hide because I'm doing a sheet for the

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'Bird Atlas' of a radius of 500 metres from here to see all the species that are in it.

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I use my binoculars and I'm using a telescope.

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Margaret uses the phrases 'I'm doing' and 'I'm using' to describe things that are happening

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