I agree that listening to someone that you can't see often needs a lot more concentration. Gestures and facial expressions give us so many useful clues about meaning. Listening to the radio as a way of preparing for a listening skills test, good idea!
Listening to BBC radio shows like Chris Moyles's is also a great way of keeping up-to-date with changes in English. My son's favourite shout at a good football player on TV is 'skillage!', meaning (I guess) 'highly skilled'. Lets hope there is are opportunities to shout 'skillage!' at the TV on Saturday.........
A few language points. Firstly, when you talk about a listening exercise, or any kind of exercise done in the classroom to practise your English, the verb you need is 'do', 'do/did my first listening exercise...'. Secondly, instead of saying 'I had to listen to some radio programmes', which means you had no choice, you could say '...should listen...', which means that you do have a choice. Finally, when talking about a show (drama, dance etc.), instead of saying the 'show is made in Tegganio's main square...' try the 'show is performed...' or the 'show is put on in...'
This evening we went to see a modern dance show performed by the Phoenix Dance Theatre Company at the Theatre Royal in York. There was loud music, sudden silence, flashing lights, smoke and a dancer on stilts (tall, artificial legs). My son said that it was 'weird', 'random' and 'cool'. I think this means that he enjoyed it.
See you tomorrow (and in York in November if you have finished your exams)!
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