Thursday, 26 February 2009

Podcast 25 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Learn Much'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.25

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Don't worry if you don't understand everything - just listening to real English is a FANTASTIC way to improve..!

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learn by heart: remember everything and impress your friends!

Podcast Script:
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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English~ Mega Minute Podcast No.25

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Today's Quote
(from Mark Twain)

" When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.

But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he'd learnt in seven years."

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Today's Amazing Facts

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

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Today's Fun

Dude 1) How do you kill an elephant?
Dude 1) Errr...
Dude 1) With an elephant gun.

Dude 1) How do you kill a blue elephant?
Dude 2) With an elephant gun?
Dude 1) With a BLUE elephant gun.

Dude 1) How do you kill a red elephant?
Dude 2) Uhh, with a red elephant gun?
Dude 1) No, you choke it until it's blue and then you shoot it with a blue elephant gun.

Dude 1) How do you kill a purple elephant?
Dude 2) You choke it until it's blue and then you shoot it with a blue elephant gun.
Dude 1) Oh my god! There is no such thing as a purple elephant...

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Monday, 23 February 2009

Podcast 24 {The Interivew} - 'It's An Aphrodisiac!'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.24

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Don't worry if you don't understand everything - just listening to real English is a FANTASTIC way to improve..!

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Hello, and welcome to Hotch Potch English...

And today I'm interviewing...

Murielle: Murielle!

Sab: Where do you come from, Murielle?

Murielle: Ah, I come from Guadeloupe.

Sab: And what does your company produce?

Murielle: We produce cocktails, based on rhum and exotic fruits.

Sab: Oh really? What sort of fruits?

Murielle: Lot of fruits, like passion fruit, pineapple, coconuts...

Sab: And do people like your cocktails?

Murielle: Yes! Especially the one with ginger - it's an aphrodisiac!

Sab: Oh really? Can I try one?!

Murielle: Yes, of course!

Sab: Thank you! (slurp!) Mmmm...

OK, that's all for today.

Visit hotchpotchenglish.blogspot.com

And see you next time - bye bye.

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Friday, 20 February 2009

Podcast 23 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'There Will Be Roadblocks'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.23

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Don't worry if you don't understand everything - just listening to real English is a FANTASTIC way to improve..!

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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English~ Mega Minute Podcast No.23

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Today's Quote
(from Michael Jordan)

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

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Today's Amazing Facts

More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.


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Today's Fun

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are apartments called apart-ments when they are all stuck together?

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That's all for today!

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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Podcast 22 {The Interivew} - 'Too Cold'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.22

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Don't worry if you don't understand everything - just listening to real English is a FANTASTIC way to improve..!

Practise as you listen:

do a dictation: write down everything & check below
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learn by heart: remember everything and impress your friends!

Podcast Script:
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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English~ Mega Minute Podcast...

And today I'm interviewing...

Astrid: Astrid!

Sab: Hello Astrid. Where do you live?

Astrid: In Paris.

Sab: And how old are you?

Astrid: Seventeen.

Sab: And where are you going on holiday?

Astrid: I'm going to Cannes.

Sab: Where is that?

Astrid: It's in the south of France.

Sab: And what will you do in Cannes?

Astrid: I will walk and... go shopping.

Sab: Shopping. And who are you going with?

Astrid: With my parents and my grandma.

Sab: Is Cannes a good place to shop?

Astrid: Yes.

Sab: And what will you buy?

Astrid: I dunno (don't know)... skirts...

Sab: And will you go swimming?

Astrid: No, it's too cold.

Sab: In France in February it's a bit cold!


OK, that's all for today.

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And see you next time!

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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Podcast 21 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Do Right'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.21

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Don't worry if you don't understand everything - just listening to real English is a FANTASTIC way to improve..!

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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English~ Mega Minute Podcast No.21

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Today's Quote
(from Mark Twain)

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

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Today's Amazing Facts

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
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Today's Fun

What is white when it's dirty and black when it's clean?

A blackboard!

What starts with 'T', ends with 'T', and is full of T?

A teapot!
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That's all for today!

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Podcast 21 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Do Right"
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Sunday, 8 February 2009

Podcast 20 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Completely Pointless'

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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.20!

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Today's Quote

(from Bill Watterson)

" Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."

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Today's Amazing Facts

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

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Today's Fun


Why isn't there a mouse-flavoured cat food?

Who tastes dog food to check it has a "new & improved" flavour?

And why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?!


That's all for today!

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Podcast 20 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Completely Pointless"
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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Podcast 19 {The Interivew} - 'Lots of Rooms!'

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- Listen to the Mega Minute Podcast,
- Read the text,
- and Try to understand as much as possible!

Listening to real English is a FANTASTIC way to improve..!

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Podcast Script:
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Welcome to ...Hotch Potch English!
And today, I'm interviewing...

Emilie: Emilie!

Sab: Where do you live, Emilie?

Emilie: I live in Paris, next to the Rodin museum.

Sab: Do you live in a house, or a flat?

Emilie: I live in a big flat on the fifth floor.

Sab: Tell me about the rooms in your flat Emilie.

Emilie: Well, there are about thirteen rooms in total! There is a big living room with a view over the museum. There are four bedrooms, for my parents, my sister, my brother and me. And there's a little apartment upstairs for my cousin.

Sab: Is that all?

Emilie: No, of course there is a kitchen, some bathrooms and even a little games room!

Sab: What a great apartment - thank you Emilie!

Emilie: You're welcome!

Sab: That's all for today. See you next time - bye bye!

(Emilie: Bye!)

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Podcast 19 {The Interview} ~ "Lots of Rooms!"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2009
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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Podcast 18 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Never Excuse Yourself'

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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.18!

__________________
Today's Quote

(from Henry Ward Beecher)

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself."

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Today's Amazing Facts


In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child!

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

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Today's Fun


Q) What are prehistoric monsters called when they sleep?
A) Dinosnores!

Q) What is the fruitiest lesson?
A) History, because it's full of dates!

That's all for today!


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Podcast 18 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Never Excuse Yourself"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2009 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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