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.



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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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(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!

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hotchpotchenglish.blogspot.com

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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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