Participation
in Extensive listening challenge, June 2015



25 minutes
0.42h
46 minutes
0.77h
27 minutes
0.45h

Next part. Harder to understand, quite a bit of action that I had a rough time following.

20 minutes
0.33h

Continuing with drama.
There is some oddness going on with Lu Ya. Yi Liang seems cool. I am concerned about where this is going to go.

76 minutes
1.27h

Caught up on all my podcasts. Felt bad, then great, then okay. Listening comprehension has definitely been improved. Almost ready for more audio drama.

15 minutes
0.25h
21 minutes
0.35h

Podcast episode about "How we became a 100-year-old company" focused on Budweiser. Chock full of helpful manufacturing terms.

54 minutes
0.9h

Episode 178 of 新闻酸菜馆. Really interesting interview, I followed along for the entirety and am left understanding more about being a male nurse and feeling great about my listening ability!

17 minutes
0.28h
15 minutes
0.25h
38 minutes
0.63h

Part 5 and a bit of 6. Felt fairly comfortable. Grabbed around 5 new vocabulary words from 38 minutes of listening - so that's a good sign...right?

26 minutes
0.43h

人性禁岛 4. Another good section. Around 75% comprehension, with total understanding of the plot and character development. Only issue was the crying baby sound effect. Overused like crazy - someone calm that baby down.

14 minutes
0.23h

iMandarin Pod lesson. Extremely easy.

30 minutes
0.5h

Part 2 and a bit of part 3 of 人性禁岛. Understood dramatically less. Maybe 40%, but could follow the general plotline (I believe). Trying to figure out a better way of doing this rather than just plowing through. Probably just going to plow through.

18 minutes
0.3h

Finished part 3. Followed along a lot better, managed to identify a few key words, but overall the plot getting very very "small" helped my overall comprehension. Need to figure out what went wrong with part 2.

15 minutes
0.25h

青春愛消遣, the most recent episode. This was honestly difficult for me to follow, perhaps because I had never heard of the movies I was meant to be guessing, meaning I couldn't really play the 'game' but rather just listen along.

23 minutes
0.38h

Listened to first part of 人性禁岛 radio drama. Understood about 60%. Think I can continue but who knows.

60 minutes
1.0h

酸菜馆 + Financial podcast.
Listened to entirety of former and a bit of the latter - boring material in the latter that couldn't keep me interested. It was a basic introduction to the stock market for first-time Chinese investors, which was material I know well in English and outside picking up a few new vocabulary words it was just too basic.




Challenge time progress:100.0%
Goal progress:59.9%
Score8.99
Rank13th
Hours reported8.99
Goal15h