Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Podcast 31 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Give Advice'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.31

Listen to the Mega Minute Podcast, read the text, and try to understand as much as possible.


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

Practise as you listen:

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listen and repeat: speak until your English accent is perfect!
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Podcast Script:
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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English~ Mega Minute Podcast No.31

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Today's Quote
(from Brendan Francis)

"People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly."

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Today's Amazing Facts

About Australia:

Australia is about twice the size of Europe.

It has the lowest population density on earth, except Antarctica.

There are only about 22 million people in Australia but around 120 million sheep - that's about five sheep per person!

There are also estimated to be around 40 million of Australia's most famous marsupial - the jumping kangaroo!

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Today's Fun

Q) What do you get if you cross an elephant and a kangaroo?

A) Big holes all over Australia!

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That's all for today!

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And see you next time!


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Podcast 31 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Give Advice"
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Friday, 20 March 2009

Podcast 30 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Greatest Investment'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.30

Listen to the Mega Minute Podcast, read the text, and try to understand as much as possible.





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
listen and repeat: speak until your English accent is perfect!
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.30

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Today's Quote
(from Gorden B. Hinkley)

"You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make."

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Today's Amazing Facts

The French own the most pets in the world: 25% of families have least one cat or one dog.

France produces around 20% of the world's wine - more than any other country!

Around 7 million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year!

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Today's Fun

A duck walks into a drugstore and asks for a tube of ChapStick.

The cashier says to the duck, “That’ll be $1.49.”

The duck replies, "Put it on my bill!"

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That's all for today!

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And see you next time!


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Podcast 30 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Greatest Investment"
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Thursday, 19 March 2009

Podcast 29 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Secret of Teaching'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.29

Listen to the Mega Minute Podcast, read the text, and try to understand as much as possible.


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
listen and repeat: speak until your English accent is perfect!
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.29

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Today's Quote
(anonymous)

"The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learnt this morning."

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Today's Amazing Facts

Most of the cells in your body... aren't actually yours! Despite everything we do to avoid germs, microbe cells which don't have our DNA are everywhere in our bodies!

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Today's Fun

Little Johnny was with his dad on a boat on the river.
"What do you think sea monsters eat, Johnny", his dad asked him.
"I don't know", Johnny replied.
"Fish and ships!" laughed his dad.

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That's all for today!

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And see you next time!


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Podcast 29 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Secret of Teaching"
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Sunday, 15 March 2009

Podcast 28 {The Interivew} - 'The Present ISN'T Perfect!'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.28

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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
listen and repeat: speak until your English accent is perfect!
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 I'm again interviewing...

Astrid: Astrid!

Sab: Astrid, you're studying English at school - do you like studying English?

Astrid: Umm, yes and no.

Sab: What do you like about it?

Astrid: Because English, it's an international language, and we can communicate with people all over the world...

Sab: Have you visited any other countries and used your English?

Astrid: Yes, I have already been in Great Britain, and, uhhh... yes, that's all.

Sab: And is there anything you don't like about studying English?

Astrid: Umm, grammar.

Sab: What exactly?

Astrid: The present perfect.

Sab: Nobody likes the present perfect - is that right?!

Astrid: Yes!

Sab: Nobody in your class?

Astrid: No.

Sab: It's the same all over the world, folks!

Thanks a lot. That's all for today.

Read the latest text on the blog at: hotchpotchenglish.blogspot.com

And see you next time!

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Thursday, 5 March 2009

Podcast 27 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'No Limits'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.27

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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
listen and repeat: speak until your English accent is perfect!
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.27

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Today's Quote
(from Ronald Reagan)

"There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder."

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Today's Amazing Facts

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain!

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Today's Fun

A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was a nurse said ‘No change yet’.

A 3-legged dog walks into a saloon in the Old West. He slides up to the bar and growls: 'I'm lookin' for the man who shot my paw.'

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That's all for today!

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And see you next time!


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Podcast 27 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "No Limits"
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Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Podcast 26 {The Interivew} - 'I Prefer Wine'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.26

Listen to the Mega Minute Podcast, read the text, and try to understand as much as possible.


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
listen and repeat: speak until your English accent is perfect!
learn by heart: remember everything and impress your friends!



Podcast Script:
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Hello, and welcome to Hotch Potch English...

And today I'm talking to...

Raffaela: Raffaela!

Sab: And where do you come from, Raffaela?

Raffaela: I come from Rome, in Italy, and I've been living in France for eight years.

Sab: And have you ever been to an English-speaking country?

Raffaela: Yes, of course. I've been to Australia, Ireland, the United States and Scotland.

Sab: Scotland? I was born in Scotland! What did you do there?

Raffaela: I was a tour guide for whisky distilleries, like Glen Fiddich and Glen Grant, and old castles too.

Sab: So do you like whisky then?

Raffaela: No, unfortunately I don't like whisky. I prefer wine.

Sab: Ah - which is why you live in France!

Raffaela: Yes!

OK, that's all for today.

Read the text at hotchpotchenglish.blogspot.com

And see you next time.

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