American English Podcast

155 - Decades: The 1980s with Alex

December 05, 2023 Shana Thompson Season 4 Episode 155
American English Podcast
155 - Decades: The 1980s with Alex
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Earlier this year, I asked some friends and family members if they could write a short story about their favorite decade. A decade is a ten-year time frame. For example, 1970-1979 is a decade. 1980 -1989 is another decade. I asked some friends and family members if they could write a short story about their favorite decade.

My thought was that it would be interesting to step out of the 2020s and relive a decade in the life of someone else.

What would their world look like? Culturally? Politically? What were they doing? What is it that made that decade so memorable?

Today, my uncle Alex will paint his 1980s world for you in his own words. Get ready for college, fun on the beach, Silicon Valley in its infancy and a big earthquake. Oh! And of course a lot of decade-specific vocab! Do you know what a Walkman is? By the end of this episode you will.

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Introduction
The Decades: Vocabulary
Alex's Story
Language Analysis
Alex's Story - Again