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.

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Vidcast Script:

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

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!'

'Today is my happy birthday?' (NO!)

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

'I have 44?' (NO, NO, NO!)

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

'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!

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

That's all for today!

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Vidcast 14 {The Mistake} ~ 'My Happy Birthday'
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