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Building A Website – Listening Lesson

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by Oli Redman on January 18, 2015 , No comments

Have you ever tried to set up your own website? If you had a website, what kind of website would it be? In this free English listening lesson from Oxford Online English, you can listen to a man asking questions about websites and web development. You can learn and practise useful English vocabulary to talk about websites, IT problems and technology.

Man: Hey, you work in web development, right?

Woman: Yeah, that’s right. Help you with something?

Man: I’m thinking of starting an online shop, just as a side project.

Woman: Okay, what have you done so far?

Man: I have a friend who’s going to make the logos and do all the graphic design work. I’m just not sure what else I need to think about.

Woman: First of all, get a good web developer to make your website for you. Don’t skimp – you get what you pay for!

Man: Right, if you say so.

Woman: Security is also important, especially if you’re selling things through your site. Your site will get targeted by hackers, so make sure all your software is up-to-date and secure.

Man: And how would I…

Woman: Then there are spammers. If you don’t have an efficient anti-spam system, you’ll get fake comments, fake users, and so on.

Man: Wow, I really haven’t…

Woman: Finally, make sure you test everything. There are always some bugs in a new website. If you can’t find any bugs, you haven’t tested enough.

Man: It’s very complicated! I don’t even know where to start.

Woman: Yeah, it can be tough when you’re just getting into it. Be prepared to spend quite a lot of time or quite a lot of money to get it right.

Man: Errr… Maybe I’ve bitten off more than I can chew…

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