Friday, 24 July 2009

Vidcast 10 {The Interview} 'Erwin from TEFL Barcelona'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.10

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Vidcast Script:

Erwin: Hi, I'm Erwin Ebens, I'm the director of TEFL Barcelona, which is a teacher's training course.

Sab: Could you show us a bit of the school?

Erwin: Yes, of course. Here we have the reception area... So, come with me... Photocopier!

Sab: Yes! This is the photocopier!

Erwin: Teachers preparing to teach.

Sab: Teachers preparing to teach! Hello!

Teacher 1: Hi... nervous!

Erwin: Geoff laughing...

Sab: Hi Geoff.

Geoff: Hi! (nothing more to say...)

Sab: Who are you preparing to teach - what level?

Teacher 1: Upper-intermediates.

Sab: And how are they?

Teacher 1: They're great. They're very fluent and the like to participate.

Sab: Great. Where are you from?

Teacher 1: Seattle, Washington, USA.

Sab: Great! And you're training to be a teacher.

Teacher 1: Yes.

Sab: And how are you finding the course so far?

Teacher 1: It's a lot of information, but it's great.

Erwin: Well here we have a typical classroom, ready for the students.

Sab: OK, this is where they do their training?

Erwin: Yes, yes, in this room we have a printer, a computer, and a shelf full of books.

Sab: And a fan, for when it gets hot!

Erwin: And a fan, yes. It gets very hot in Spain.

Sab: And the good old phonetic chart.

Erwin: Oh yes! Every classroom has a phonetic chart.
.....
Erwin: This is the coffee machine. And cold drinks and snacks. And here we have the library, with a lot of English teaching books. There are videos over there, and computers.

Sab: How many computers are there?

Erwin: There are one, two, three, four, five, six, seven computers...

Sab: And here we have some future teachers studying hard... hello there!

Teacher 2: Hello.

Sab: Are you studying to be future teachers?

Teacher 2: Yes.

Sab: Yes, where are you from?

Teacher 2: From England.

Sab: OK, and how are you finding the course?

Teacher 2: It's, it's tough - it's a lot of information in a short time period - but I'm also having fun.

Sab: OK.

Student: I'm not studying to be a teacher!

Sab: What are you doing here?!

Student: I take Spanish classes here.

Sab: Oh, you're learning Spanish. And how's it going?

Student: It's going well!

Sab: Great, thank you!

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Sunday, 19 July 2009

Podcast 39 {The Interview} - 'Sea, sun and...'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.39

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

And today I'm interviewing...

Geoff: Geoff Harwood!

Sab: Geoff, where are you from?

Geoff: I'm from the United States - Baltimore, Maryland.

Sab: And where are you working now?

Geoff: I'm working at TEFL Barcelona, in Barcelona, in the neighbourhood of Gracia.

Sab: And why did you choose Barcelona to work?

Geoff: I love Barcelona. I love the sun, sea, mountains, and it's a lovely multicultural atmosphere.

Sab: And how do you find the weather? Isn't it a bit hot?

Geoff: At the moment it's really hot and humid, yeah, I'm not crazy about humidity. The sun's nice...

Sab: And what are the students like on your course?

Geoff: Lovely people! We've got a nice mixed group: Irish, American, English, and one from Belgium.

Sab: OK, thanks very much for talking to us Geoff.

Geoff: OK, bye, see you later!

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That's all for today!

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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Podcast 38 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'The Same Today'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.38

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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!

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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English~ Mega Minute Podcast No.38
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Today's Quote
(Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones)

"You are the same today as you'll be in five years except for two things, the books you read and the people you meet."

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Today's Facts
The Great Wall of China
The Wall was started more than 2700 years ago.

It is about 6700 km long.

People say the Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure you can see from space!

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Today's Fun

A panda goes into a restaurant and orders a big meal.

When the waiter gives him the bill he takes out a gun and shoots him.

As the panda's going out the door he turns and says: 'You should have looked up panda in the dictionary: it says 'eats shoots and leaves'!

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That's all for today!
Tell your friends. Read the words on the Blog at

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And see you next time!



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Podcast 38 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "The Same Today"
Created & written by Sab Will
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Monday, 6 July 2009

Podcast 37 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Never Found Out'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.37

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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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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.37

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Today's Quote
(from Macaulay)

"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out."

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Today's Facts

Amazing Feats:

The greatest distance walked by a person with a milk bottle on his head is 130.3 km by Ashrita Furman of New York. It took him 23 hours 35 minutes to complete the walk.

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Today's Fun

Amazing Stupidity:

Ken Edwards of Glossop, England ate 36 cockroaches in one minute on The Big Breakfast programme on March 5, 2001.
"It's like having an anaesthetic in your mouth," says Ken. This is due to a scent they give off to stop being eaten! Yum yum!
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That's all for today!

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And see you next time!


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Podcast 37 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Never Found Out"
Created & written by Sab Will
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