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brown poodle

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korean
As a teacher for listening activity, when you play an audio file or show video clip what do you say?

I am going to play an audio file. Let's listen up.
I am going to play a video file . Let's listen up.
I am going to show a video file. Let's watch it.

Which one sounds natural. If any of them does not work, what do you say?
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Audio -> "I am going to play you something. You should listen carefully."
    Video -> "I am going to show you something. You should watch and listen carefully."
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Do you mean I cannot use an audio file or video file/clip?
    No, but changing "something" to "an audio file or video file/clip" seems a little pointless as you will doing that immediately.

    There's nothing wrong with saying
    "I am going to play you an audio file [tomorrow]. You should listen carefully."
    "I am going to show you video file/clip [this afternoon]. You should watch and listen carefully."
    especially if you at "tomorrow" or "in a few days" or "this afternoon", etc.
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Normally, "listen up" is used when you are about to give some information directly. It's a way of gaining attention.

    Listen up! I am going to tell you everything you need to know about our trip this afternoon.
     
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