I listened to the new episode (of the Advance content, not the Archers - that I had never heard of)
I think the new format is just perfect for my level!
I can easily find 20 minutes to go through the whole sequence of listening, transcript, listening, translation, listening.
And at the end, I’m not completely exhausted like at the end of just one listen of the “regular” sgwrs: it’s much easier to keep my attention focused, and follow and catch the vocabulary because it’s shorter and just one topic.
By the way for me the topic is particularly good because I still have only vaguely understood the whole Eisteddfod thing. And I find even more interesting the fact it’s someone directly involved and not someone from the outside just describing.
It’s also easier to find some extra time in the week to go through it all again, or just listen to it, or re-check a few words, or look at transcript and translation side by side like I did with songs and I find very helpful to learn structures and new expressions.
p.s. @rich where did you hear Beca on the radio again? I just read a bit about the Archers, now. Not sure I’m going to listen to it But I can tell I got everybody making fun of me here cause I enjoyed a Welsh TV comedy series on Clic - can’t remember the title, though - from the 80s, I think, set in a farm, with an older rough lady and her daughter, an old and a young helper making a mess, and a lot of humour based on cows and mud!