Chatterbox #269 – The subscription economy
Listen now
Description
Do you have a Netflix, Spotify, or YouTube Premium subscription? All three? In this interesting Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Suzanne chat about monthly subscription services. Tune in to hear about different types of subscriptions services that are available and which ones Andrew and Suzanne subscribe to. Chatterbox episodes are perfect for high-intermediate and advanced English language learners. Listen to completely natural English conversations spoken at normal speeds and chock-full of everyday phrases and colloquialisms. This episode focuses on phrases related to the subscription economy—buying things that are billed your account every cycle, whether that be weekly, monthly, or yearly. Fun facts According to an article from Business Wire, subscription services have increased over 350% in the last 8 years. More and more people are moving from buying physical products to buying access to digital services for a moderate monthly fee. Gone are the days of buying CDs, DVDs, and cable TV. Now people flock towards subscription-based digital services to listen to their favourite music and watch their favourite movies and TV shows with just the click of a button. Expressions included in the study guide * To nail it on the head * A good fit * The good stuff * To get you * Voila * To pique one’s interest
More Episodes
The Summer Olympics! They happen every four years… well, almost. The global pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but hopefully cheering on our national athletes with be good entertainment for us all. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Suzanne share their thoughts on the Olympics....
Published 07/23/21
Everyone deserves a nice vacation from time to time. If you are not comfortable checking in to a hotel speaking English, don’t worry. In this Real Talk episode, you will learn useful expressions you can use at the check-in counter. Real Talk is a series designed to teach you practical real-life...
Published 07/20/21
Are your days so busy you find you don’t have any time for yourself? English has many ways to express this crazy busy state you’re in. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy explain two key phrases so that you can let people know you’re too busy. Culips’ Catch Word series teaches idioms,...
Published 07/15/21