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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 7, 2023

Radio is a great topic for English learners with an intermediate level to discuss as it is a familiar topic that can be discussed in a variety of ways. Participating in conversations about radio can help English learners find out new vocabulary related to radio, such as words related to broadcasting, radio stations, and radio programs.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Radio

Radio is a form of communication that has been around for many years. It is a way of transmitting sound, usually music, news, and other information, through the airwaves. Radio is a great way to stay informed and entertained. Nowadays, radio broadcasts can be heard on a variety of devices, such as radios, televisions, and computers. Radio stations can be found in almost every country, and they offer a wide range of programming. It is a great way to stay up to date on current events, listen to music, and hear stories from around the world.

Vocabulary Related to Radio

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • frequency (noun)
  • antenna (noun)
  • broadcast (verb)
  • transmit (verb)
  • tune in (phrasal verb)
  • find out (phrasal verb)
  • wirelessly (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • How often do you listen to the raido?
  • Did you used to listen to the radio more in the past?
  • What are the benefits of listening to the radio for language learning?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of listening to the radio?
  • What kind of topics would you discuss on your own radio show?
  • What would you do if you had your own radio show?
  • What are some of the most popular radio shows in your country?
  • Should radio be used to spread awareness about important social issues?
  • With modern technology, whey do you think the radio cotinues to be as popular as it is today?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of listening to the radio compared to other forms of media?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.