Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Vidcast 14 {The Mistake} 'My Happy Birthday'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.14

Watch the Mega Minute Vidcast, 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!
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Vidcast Script:

Intro: Hotch Potch English: The Mega Minute! One minute, one mistake explained from Hotch Potch English (dot com).

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Hello! Today is... my birthday - look!

And it's raining - look!

'Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to meeee,
Happy birthday to me!'

BIG MISTAKE 1:
'Today is my happy birthday?' (NO!)

GOOD English -->
'Today is my birthday!' (YES!)

BIG MISTAKE 2:
'I have 44?' (NO, NO, NO!)

GOOD English -->
'Ahh - I am 44!' (YES!)

BIG MISTAKE 3:
'OK, I am 44 years. I am 44 years? No?' (NO!)

GOOD English -->
'Ah, I am 44.' (YES!)

Or 'I am 44 years old.'

Happy birthday... to me!
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Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!

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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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Vidcast 14 {The Mistake} ~ 'My Happy Birthday'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2009 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Saturday, 15 August 2009

Vidcast 13 {The Mistake} 'Pepper and salt?'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.13

Watch the Mega Minute Vidcast, 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!



Vidcast Script:

Intro: Hotch Potch English: The Mega Minute! One minute, one mistake explained from Hotch Potch English (dot com).

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(The English are really very strange... look!)

THE BIG MISTAKE:
'Could you pass me the pepper and salt, please?'

'Ahhh, I'm sorry?'

'Yes... the pepper and salt...'

THE BEST ENGLISH:

'Could you pass me the salt and pepper please?'

'Ahhhhh, the salt and pepper! Yes, of course. Here you are.'

'When I go to Britain, my favourite food is chips and fish!'

'Chips and fish... hmm...'

'Chips and fish - no?'

'I'm afraid I don't understand...'

'When I go to Britain, my favourite food is... fish and chips!'

'Ahh, fish and chips - of course! Me too!'

'You know I'm a photographer, and my favourite type of photography is... white and black!.

'White and black...'

'Yes, white and black photography, you know...?'

'Err, no, I don't know.'

'My favourite type of photography is... black and white!'

'Ahh, black and white photography. Now I understand!'

(I told you the English were very strange!)
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Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!

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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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Vidcast 13 {The Mistake} ~ 'Pepper and salt?'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2009 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Vidcast 12 {The Mistake} 'I live here since...'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.12

Watch the Mega Minute Vidcast, 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!


Vidcast Script:

Intro: Hotch Potch English: The Mega Minute! One minute, one mistake explained from Hotch Potch English (dot com).

One minute, one mistake to correct: the choice is yours!

THE BIG MISTAKE:
'I live in Paris since 16 years.' (No no no no no no no no!!!)

'Oh. Ahh! I live in Paris since 17 years!' (grrrr...)

'OK OK OK. I live in Paris for 16 years.

THE BEST ENGLISH:
'OK... I have lived in Paris for 16 years - Yeah!'

Another example:

'I work for Barclays since 3 years?' (No!)

'I work for Barclays for 3 years?' (mm-mm)

'I have worked for Barclays for 3 years!' (clapping)

(Have you watched ALL my videos yet?)

Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!

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That's all for today!

Tell your friends. Read the words on the Blog at

hotchpotchenglish.blogspot.com

And see you next time!


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Vidcast 12 {The Mistake} ~ 'I live here since...'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2009 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Monday, 3 August 2009

Vidcast 11 {The Mistake} 'I like very much...'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.11

Watch the Mega Minute Vidcast, 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!




Vidcast Script:

Intro: Hotch Potch English: The Mega Minute! One minute, one mistake explained from Hotch Potch English (dot com).

One minute, one mistake to correct: the choice is yours!

'I like very much playing tennis.' (NO!!!)

'I like playing tennis very much.' (better...)

But it's still not English! What we say is:

'I love playing Tennis!'

Let's try another:

'We like very much speaking English.' (Nooo)

'We like speaking English very much.' (better...)

But what we really say is:

'We love speaking English!'

Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!

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That's all for today!

Tell your friends. Read the words on the Blog at

hotchpotchenglish.blogspot.com

And see you next time!



_________________________________
Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes
_____________________________
Vidcast 11 {The Mistake} ~ 'I like very much...'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2009 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website
http://www.hotchpotchenglish.com/

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Podcast 40 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'The World Belongs To You'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.40
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:

(Click HERE to listen)
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Hello, and welcome to the...

Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.40!


Today's Quote
(from Lao Tzu)

"Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."


Today's Facts

The Earth travels through space at 66,700 miles per hour.

About one third of our planet's land is desert.

Oceans cover approximately 70% of the Earth's surface.


Today's Fun

Why was the thirsty alien hanging around the computer? - He was looking for the space bar!

Living on Earth may be expensive, but it does include a free trip around the Sun every year.

After his first meal on the moon, the astronaut reported, "The food was good, but the place really lacked atmosphere!"


That's all for today.

Tell your friends. Read the words on the blog at

hotchpotchenglish.blogspot.com

And see you next time!

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Podcast 40 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "The World Belongs To You"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2009
Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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