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!

'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.

'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!

That's all for today!

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And see you next time!

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