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Jason's World (What is Jason's World?)

- Jason's World - Episodes & Vocabulary Exercises Online
- Supplementary Vocabulary Exercises
- The "Missing Episode"

Jason's World Online
If you wish to download the audio files, simply right-click on the file name,
choose “select link as” and save the MP3 to a location of your choice.

EPISODES
VOCAB EXERCISE

Vocabulary Review for ALL vocabulary introduced in Jason's World
Exercise for vocab introduced in episodes 1 - 4
Exercise for vocab introduced in episodes 5 - 8

Note: These exercises are meant to be done AFTER you have FINISHED the exercises in the book.

1. Supplementary Vocabulary Exercises for Jason's World
These supplementary exercises are additional exercises which do not appear in your textbook.

2. The "Missing" Episode

Episode # 4a - Jason Gets a New Roommate

490G

Judy's World * Dropping /h/ * Reductions (wanna, gonna, whaddaya, etc.)

Judy's World

- Episodes & Vocabulary Exercises Online
- Supplementary Vocabulary Exercises
- The Missing Episodes

If you wish to download the audio files, simply right-click on the file name,
choose “select link as” and save the MP3 to a location of your choice.

EPISODES
VOCAB EXERCISE

Judy's World - Supplementary Vocabulary Exercises
These supplementary exercises are additional exercises which do not appear in your textbook.
The exercises are designed to help you review
selected vocabulary from ALL episodes

- Exercise 1
- Exercise 2
- Exercise 3

Judy's World - The "Missing Episodes"
These two episodes are episodes which continue the story of Judy and her relationship with Paul.
These exercises do not appear in your textbook and are only available online.

Episode 2a - Planning Ahead

Episode 4a - Steve Comes Out

"Missing Episodes" Cumulative Vocabulary Review Exercises

 

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Dropping /h/

- Practice Sentences
- Dialogues

In English, we often drop the /h/ sound for pronouns such as he, him, his, and her, as well as has and have, when used as auxiliary verbs, and sometimes the word here. In these exercises, you will practise listening to and understanding sentences in which this occurs. These exercises are for review purposes and will become available only after we have completed them in class.

Practice Sentences

Dropping /h/
Sentence Exercises
Exercise 1
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Exercise 2
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Exercise 3
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Exercise 4
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Exercise 5
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Exercise 6
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Dialogues

Dropping /h/
Dialogue Exercises
Dialogue 1
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Dialogue 2
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Dialogue 3
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Dialogue 4
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Dialogue 5
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Reductions (wanna, gonna, whaddaya, etc.)

In English, we often squish words together. We don't speak clearly in normal, casual speech. The exercises below are designed to help you practise distinguishing the words that get squished together into reductions such as "wanna", "gonna" and more. You don't have to speak like this, but you need to understand this casual speech. However, if you do speak like this, you can reduce your accent and sound more like a native speaker.

Reductions
Exercises
At the Playground Fill in the blanks Listen
Falling in Love Fill in the blanks Listen
The Birthday Present Fill in the blanks Listen
At the University Fill in the blanks Listen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Links to Additional Listening Opportunities Online
 

What is Jason's World?

Jason's World is an 8-episode audio soap opera for intermediate ESL students. The learning materials for Jason's World include an audio CD, and a student workbook or teacher's manual, both of which come with an answer key. The University of Victoria’s specially developed audio series, which includes Jason's World and Judy's World (for upper intermediate/low advanced ESL students) was created for classroom and language lab use to provide students with the opportunity to practise their listening skills, increase their vocabulary, and discuss important and controversial social issues.

Features:

Jason's World tells the story of Jason, a university student who experiences various problems, pressures, challenges and successes. Issues raised in the story include relationship difficulties, plagiarism, depression, suicide, sexually-transmitted infections, parental pressures, drugs, homesickness, honesty, trust, renting an apartment, and work and school issues, and more.

 

 

What is Judy's World?

Judy's World is an 8-episode audio soap opera for upper intermediate/low advanced ESL students. The learning materials for Judy's World include an audio CD, and a student workbook or teacher's manual, both of which come with an answer key. The University of Victoria’s specially developed audio series, which includes Judy's World and Jason's World (for intermediate ESL students) was created for classroom and language lab use to provide students with the opportunity to practise their listening skills, increase their vocabulary, and discuss important and controversial social issues.

Features:

Judy's World relates the story of Judy, a young woman who is living with her boyfriend. Judy faces various problems, pressures, challenges and successes. Issues raised in the story include relationship difficulties, unmarried couples living together, unexpected pregnancy, abortion, corporal punishment, drinking and driving, homosexuality, male/female roles, child raising, life priorities, and more.

 

 

For information, or to purchase Judy's World or Jason's World,
contact the University of Victoria, Division of Continuing Studies.

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