Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Podcast 12 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Power of Consent'

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Welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.12!

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Today's Quote
(from Richard Bach)

"Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another."

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Today's Fact

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon!

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Today's Fun


Little Nicola is at the zoo with her dad:

Dad: What do you call a deer with no eyes, Nicola?
Nicola: No idea. (no-eye deer)
Dad:
That's right! And what do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs.
Nicola: Still no idea. (still, no-eye deer)
Dad:
Fantastic!

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That's all for today!

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Podcast 12 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Power of Consent"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2008 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Podcast 11 {The Expression} - 'Intents & Purposes'

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Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.11!

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Today's Expression

"to all intents and purposes"

This is an important and sophisticated expression.

"To all intents and purposes he can speak English fluently."

This means it is not exactly true but the effect is the same.

"I grew up with my uncle, and to all intents and purposes, he was my father."

This means, he wasn't my father, but acted exactly like a father.

"Nothing has been signed, but we shook hands on it, so to all intents and purposes we've got the contract."

This means, although it is not official, in effect it is more or less certain.

So, to all intents and purposes this podcast is finished!

That's all for today!

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Podcast 11 {The Expression} ~ "Intents & Purposes"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2008 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Podcast 10 {Advice} - 'How To Use This Podcast!'

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Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.10!

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How To Use This Podcast!

Today, I'm going to show how to use Mega Minute Podcasts to improve your English quickly and easily.

Exercise 1:

Do a dictation. Listen carefully to the podcast and write down everything you hear. Listen as many times as you want. Then check your spelling, grammar and punctuation with the text.

Exercise 2:

Listen and repeat. Say exactly what you hear, without reading the text. This will really help your intonation and pronunciation.

Exercise 3:

Learn by heart. Try to remember some of the fun facts, quotes and jokes and practise telling them to your friends. Your English will get better and better!


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Podcast 10 {Advice} ~ "How To Use..."
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2008 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Monday, 23 June 2008

Podcast 9 {The Idiom} - 'The Bottom Line'

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Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.9!

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Today's Idiom

"the bottom line"
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The literal meaning:

"Our bottom line doesn't look good - I think we might go bankrupt!"

In a company's accounts, the 'bottom line' is the amount of money they have made or lost.

"We're losing money gentlemen. We mustn't forget our bottom line."
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The idiomatic meaning:

"The bottom line is, we're in a lot of trouble!"

We use 'the bottom line' in every day language to mean 'the most important thing or factor to consider'.

"The bottom line is... English is a difficult language. But keep trying and you will succeed!"

That's all for today!

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Podcast 9 {The Idiom} ~ "The Bottom Line"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2008 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Sunday, 22 June 2008

Podcast 8 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Never Happened'

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Welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.8!

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Today's Quote
(from Winston Churchill)

"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened."
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Today's Fact

Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed to or not!_____________________________
Today's Fun

Teacher: Late again, Michael?
Michael: Sorry, Sir. I overslept.
Teacher:
You mean to tell me that you sleep at home as well?
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That's all for today!

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Podcast 8 ~ "Quote~Fact~Fun"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2008 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Podcast 7 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - "Taking Orders"

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Welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.7!

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Today's Quote
(from Daisy Bates)

"The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does."
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Today's Fact

"Rhythm" is probably the longest English word without a vowel.
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Today's Fun

Teacher: Which is further away Jack: Australia, or the moon?
Michael: Australia, Sir.
Teacher: Are you sure?
Michael: Of course Sir; I can see the moon, but I can't see Australia!
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That's all for today!

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Podcast 7 ~ "Taking Orders"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2008 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Podcast 6 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - "The Reward"

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Welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.6!

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Today's Quote
(a Chinese proverb)

"The journey is the reward."
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Today's Fact

"The average heart beats over 100,000 times a day!"
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Today's Fun

Teacher: Michael, can you tell me one use for alligator skin?
Michael: Ahh... it's used for keeping alligators in, Sir.
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That's all for today!

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See you next time!
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Podcast 6 ~ "The Reward"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2008 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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