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Session 26

Technology benefits education in many ways, but can technology help teachers to be in two places at the same time? Find the answer, practise your pronunciation and learn grammar and vocabulary with us on today's episode!

तंत्रज्ञानाचा शिक्षण क्षेत्रावर मोठा प्रभाव पाडला आहे. पण समजा तंत्रज्ञानामुळे शिक्षकच एका वेळी दोन ठिकाणी शिकवू शकले तर? आज बोलूया याबद्दल.

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How can teachers be in two places at the same time?

On today's episode we teach language relating to technology, education and behaviour.
आजच्या भागात आपण तंत्रज्ञान, शिक्षण आणि माणसाची वागणूक याबद्दल बोलणार आहोत. 

Before you listen/Pre-listening

Consider the following questions:

  • Technology allows us to communicate in many different ways. How many can you think of?
  • Can you think of any new ways to communicate using technology that might become more popular in the future?

Listen to the audio and take the quiz.

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Hello! ऐकलंत का? Listen Here! मध्ये तुमचं स्वागत. मी तेजाली आणि माझ्यासोबत आहे रॉब.

Hi, I'm Rob!

So Rob, which other countries have you worked in?

I have worked in Vietnam, Japan and Honduras.

Wow! Those are really nice places, why did you come back to London?

They were great! But my family is in the UK, and, unfortunately, it's not possible to be in two places at once.

'To be in two places at once' म्हणजे एका वेळी दोन ठिकाणी असणे. आज आपण BBC Click मधला काही भाग ऐकणार आहोत. 'holographic technology'बद्दल यात माहिती दिलीये. याचे काय फायदे यात सांगितले आहेत ते ऐकू.
It's actually a holographic screen, it's a customised mesh with highly-reflective paint so that when my image comes off that, it looks lifelike and real. There really is a sense of presence, of really being there, and you tend to make that emotional connection that you don't get when you just come off a monitor.

So, holograms can make our image appear in a lifelike manner. We can be in two places at once!

'Lifelike'म्हणजे जिवंत वाटणारं. खरंखुरं वाटणारं 'A hologram' म्हणजे holographic तंत्रज्ञान वापरून बनवलेली प्रतिमा. 
He also says there's 'a sense of presence' when we see people in hologram form.
'A sense of', याचा अर्थ या संदर्भात आहे, जाणीव. व्यक्तीच्या आभासी प्रतिमेमुळे ती व्यक्ती तिथेच असल्यासारखी वाटत.

So, don't worry if you can't understand every word in this programme. You just need to get a sense of what we're talking about!

सवय या अर्थाने यात कुठला शब्द त्यांनी वापरला काही लक्षात येतंय?  
…and you tend to make that emotional connection that you don't get when you just come off a monitor.

He said we 'tend to make' emotional connections when we see holograms.
'Tend to' म्हणजे सामान्यपणे. व्यक्तीची सामान्य वागणूक. Rob, you tend to speak very loudly into the microphones!

Yes, and you tend to translate everything I say! Anyway, how does this relate to teaching?

आता पुढचा भाग ऐकू. या तंत्रज्ञानामुळे शिकवण्यावर कसा परिणाम होईल बरं? UK business schoolचे Director याबद्दल सांगतायत.

So, you're going to have lecturers sort of, beamed into some of your students this year, or you'll beam them out?

Both! Right, I mean, we tend to think we have some of the world-leading experts in some areas so we can beam ourselves into other locations. But, also, in reverse, I mean, we also realise that if you're talking about, say, doing business in Asia or in China, you know that, maybe the world-leading expert is there, and she or he cannot come, and maybe we can do it in this way.

ते म्हणाले की यामुळे शिक्षकांची आभासी प्रतिमा विद्यार्थ्यांसमोर प्रक्षेपित करता येईल. यामुळे ती व्यक्ती स्वतःच तिथे आहे असा आभास निर्माण करता येईल.

Yes, he said we could 'beam' lecturers into and out of places!

'To beam' म्हणजे प्रक्षेपित करणे. So, we're beaming into your location at the moment!

It's a good idea, isn't it? Now teachers can be in two places at once!
And they can talk to world-leading experts in other countries!

'World-leading' म्हणजे जगभरातील सर्वोत्तम. याबद्दल त्यांनी काय म्हटलंय?

Right, I mean, we tend to think we have the world-leading experts in some areas so we can beam ourselves into other locations.

He says 'we tend to think we have the world-leading experts'. 'We' refers to his school, and he uses 'tend to', again

Practise saying it with me.
to think
tend to think

I think I tend to talk too much, sometimes!

You do! आज आपण शिकलो 'to be in two places at once', 'म्हणजे दोन ठिकाणी एकाच ठिकाणी असणे, holographic', 'lifelike' म्हणजे जिवंत वाटणारं, 'a sense of ' म्हणजे जाणीव,  'beam' म्हणजे प्रक्षेपित करणे , 'world-leading' म्हणजे जगातील सर्वोत्तम. पुन्हा भेटू listen here च्या पुढच्या भागात!

Language features

a sense of/ in a sense

A sense of means 'a feeling or understanding of' something.

  • There was definitely a sense of danger when we watched the fire service rescue the family from the house.

We can also use the expression 'in a sense' as a way of introducing an idea when speaking generally or in a vague manner.

  • Although there was a lot of sadness on the day of the funeral there was, in a sense, a feeling of relief as well. He lived to an old age and died a peaceful death.


We use the verb tend when referring to frequent or predictable behaviour. After tend we can use an infinitive.

  • After a long day's work I don't want to socialise. I tend to gohome and relax, instead.
  • My students tend not to do all their homework. Maybe I shouldn't give them so much!


A beam, when it is a noun, refers to a straight ray, or line, of light.

  • We could see the beam from the lighthouse as we got close to the beach.

We can also use it as a verb, to beam, which means 'to transmit'.We would often use it in a context of discussing technology. When we receive a transmission we can say it is beamedinto a place. When we submit a transmission we beam out of a place.

  • It's incredible! The students in China can interact in real-time with the teachers when their video is beamed into the classroom!

How can teachers be in two places at the same time?

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Join us for our next episode of Listen Here! when we will learn more useful language and practise your listening skills.
Listen Hereचे पुढचा भाग नक्की बघा. तुम्ही आणखी उपयुक्त शब्द शिकाल आणि तुमच्या श्रवण कौशल्याचा सरावही होईल अशा विषयांवर बोलणार आहोत.

Session Vocabulary

  • to be in two places at once 
    दोन ठिकाणी एका वेळी असणे 



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