Monday, 22 February 2010

Vidcast 20 {Interview} 'Good Enough For Us!'

Get FREE English lessons!Share Share Us!

Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.20
"Good Enough For Us!"


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!
_______________________________________

Kate: "Mmm, delicious!"

Cassie: "Really good!"

Kate: "And so much cheaper than human food!"

Cassie: "Real good bargain... It´s really good for you as well."

Kate: "Ahh, yes, very nutritious. Yummy yummy, ????? the cat."
[Thumbs up]

Kate: "Good enough for the cat..."

Kate, Cassie, Sébastien: "Good enough for us!"
[Applause]

Sébastien: "That was a terrifying experience - we'll never do that to you again Wookie."

[General comments, incomprehensible]
_______________________________________

Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!
______________________________________________
____________________________________________
Vidcast 20 {The Roleplay} ~ 'Good Enough For Us!'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010  Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Vidcast 19 {Interview} 'Aikido Winds'

Get FREE English lessons!Share Share Us!

Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.19
"Aikido Winds"


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!
_______________________________________

Hello, and welcome to Hotch Potch English - 'The Mega Minute'! And today, I'm talking to...

Sébastien: "Sébastien! Hello!"

And where are you from, Sébastien? Hi! 
Sébastien: "I'm from Le Mans, in France."

OK. You don't sound like you have a French accent.

Sébastien: "No, I'm half French, half English. I've lived in England for the last 23 years."

OK, and what are you doing here in France?

Sébastien: "I'm studying for a TEFL Certification."

OK, where are you doing that?

Sébastien: "I'm doing that in Tournan-sur-Brie."

OK, where is that?

Sébastien: "Ahh, that's just south-east of Paris."

OK, and where are you living at the moment? Are you living in Paris?

Sébastien: "No, I'm living on-site, in Tournan."

And what are you about to do in the next hour or so?

Sébastien: "I'm going to teach a English class!"

OK. Looking forward to it?

Sébastien: "Yes, indeed!"

What's the topic of your lesson today?

Sébastien: "Ahh, activities and interests that one can be passionate about. So 'passions' in a way."

Passions! OK, that's a nice subject! And have you, yourself, got an activity you're 'passionate' about?

Sébastien: "Yeah. I'm an aikido teacher, so I've been doing that for seven years and I'm very passionate about that."
Have you got a quick move you could show us? Which doesn't involve pain to me!

Sébastien: "Not really!

OK, all right, I'll leave it at that. I'll wish you luck, and you'll let us know how it goes!


Sébastien: "Thank you very much! Thank you, bye."

Good luck! Bye bye.
_______________________________________

Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!
______________________________________________
_________________________________
____________________________________________
Vidcast 19 {The Interview} ~ 'Aikido Winds'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010  Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Vidcast 18 {Interview} 'Ireland Calling'

Get FREE English lessons!Share Share Us!

Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.18
"Ireland Calling"


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!
_______________________________________

Hello, and welcome to Hotch Potch English, and today I'm talking to...

Rory: "Hi, I'm Rory, from Dublin, in Ireland."

Eileen: "And I'm Eileen, and we live in Malahide, in Dublin."

OK, and tell me, Rory, why are you here in Paris?

Rory: "I'm here in Paris to learn to become an English language teacher.

OK. Rory, what do you know about Paris? Have you been here before?

Rory: "Yes, I've been here before. Over the years we've been here on holiday, and I've been here on business as well. So we know the sites, but we haven't spent extended periods of time here, so we're looking forward to having a few weeks to be able to learn more about Paris.

OK, and Eileen, what's your favourite thing about Paris, if you have one?

Eileen: "Oh, I like a lot of things about Paris. Maybe drinking coffee, and just exploring and listening to the people and being part of Paris life..."

And are you thinking of staying here for quite a while or you're just passing through?

Eileen: "No, we're not passing through, for once, we're hopefully going to stay in Paris for an extended time, maybe up to two years, maybe beyond, and so we'll see how it goes.

OK, 'maybe beyond'! Rory, what do you think of that?

Rory: "Yes, I think, I like the sound of it, it's good. I mean, two years would certainly be our horizon at the moment, and if it goes beyond that we'll be very happy."

Have you got a favourite place in Paris, Rory?

Rory: "I like the Latin Quarter. I must say, I like the atmosphere there. But there are many other quarters as well that have their own special character.

And you know that Paris is rather well known for its Irish pubs - there's quite a lot of them! Do you think you'll be going there?

Rory: "I might go to one or two, but not too many! I came here to enjoy the French atmosphere. But it'll be nice to go to an Irish pub from time to time."

OK, good talking to you two. Have a good time in Paris!

Rory & Eileen: "Thank you, Bye bye!
_______________________________________
Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!
______________________________________________
_________________________________
Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes
____________________________________________
Vidcast 18 {The Interview} ~ 'Ireland Calling'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010  Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website

Monday, 1 February 2010

Podcast 42 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Mind Over Matter'

Share Share Us!

Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.42
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)
_____________________________________________
Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.42!

Today's Quote

(Anonymous)
"Growing old is nothing more than mind over matter: if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!"

Today's Facts

Research shows that living with pets like dogs or cats helps us live longer!
A study has found that laughing a lot is good for your heart! Ha ha!

To feel instantly refreshed... switch off the TV, disconnect the phone, sit down alone for a while and do... absolutely nothing!

Today's Joke

Signs you're getting older:

   - The little grey haired lady you helped across the street is your wife!
   - Your little black book only has names that end in 'M.D.'
   - You sing along with elevator music

That's all for today!
Tell your friends. Read the words on the blog at
students.hotchpotchenglish.com
And see you next time!
_____________________________________________

from
________________________________
_____________________________
Podcast 42 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Mind Over Matter"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010
Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website
http://www.hotchpotchenglish.com/

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Vidcast 17 {Interview} 'Phoenix vs New York'

Get FREE English lessons!Share Share Us!

Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.17
"Phoenix vs New York"


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!
_______________________________________
Hello, and welcome to Hotch Potch English, and today we're talking tothe Mega-Minute, and today we're talking to...

Larry: "Larry, from Brooklyn, New York."

And...


Brianna: "Brianna, from Phoenix, Arizona."

OK, Brianna, can you say something in an accent from Phoenix, Arizona?

Brianna: "Umm, I wanna go to the store."

OK, can you say something in a New York accent, Larry?

Larry: "Well I don't really talk like this myself, but that's how some people in Brooklyn really talk."

That's fantastic! Brianna, tell me something famous about Phoenix.

Brianna: "It's a big desert, with lots of cactuses. And ...cowboys, I guess."

OK, and something famous about New York, Larry.

Larry: "Famous about New York? New York is famous - we don't need anything else to make us famous!"

OK, and Larry, what do you think about people from Phoenix, Arizona?

Larry: "Umm, well, because Brianna's here, I think that people from Phoenix, Arizona are lovely, intelligent, and a true pleasure to be with.

OK, and the truth?

Larry: "I would say the same thing even if Brianna weren't here."

OK, a diplomat! And Brianna, what do you think about people from New York?

Brianna: "Oh, they're crazy!"

OK, thank you. I don't think we need to say anything more! Thank you very much, bye bye!

Brianna & Larry: "Byeee!
_______________________________________
Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!
______________________________________________
_________________________________
Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes
____________________________________________
Vidcast 17 {The Interview} ~ 'Phoenix vs New York'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010  Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website

Monday, 18 January 2010

Vidcast 16 {Interview} 'Aberdeen vs Glasgow'

Get FREE English lessons!Share Share Us!

Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.16

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!
_______________________________________
Welcome to the Hotch Potch English, the Mega-Minute, and today I'm talking to...

Morna: "Morna!"

And...

Andrew: "Andrew!"

Morna and Andrew. And where are you from?

Morna: "I'm from Aberdeen in Scotland."

Andrew: "And I'm from Glasgow, also in Scotland."

OK, and, err, what would you say is the most interesting thing about Aberdeen?

Morna: "You can get nice beef there, because we have Aberdeen Angus cows!"

OK, and what about Glasgow?

Andrew: "Err, there's less granite than there is in Aberdeen."

That's fascinating! I'm actually... I was actually born in Edinburgh, which is a kind of a rival for Glasgow. How do people from Glasgow think about people from Edinburgh?

Andrew: "I think that we tend to think of people from Edinburgh as quite...

Morna: "Posh."

Andrew: "Posh, snotty."

Are you calling us snobs?!

Andrew: "A little bit, yeah!"

Not that I can call myself Edinbur... Edinbur... what's someone from Edinburgh?

Morna: "Edinburghian?"

Andrew: "Burger?"

An Edinburgher! And what's someone from Glasgow called?

Andrew: "A Glaswegian."

And what's someone from Aberdeen called?

Morna: "An Aberdonian."

OK, thank you very much you two. Talk to you again later!

Morna: "Byee."

Andrew: "See ya."
_______________________________________

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

_________________________________
Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes
____________________________________________
Vidcast 16 {The Interview} ~ 'Aberdeen vs Glasgow'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010  Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Vidcast 15 {Years} '20-What?!'

Get FREE English lessons!Share Share Us!

Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.15

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!

_______________________________________
Welcome to the Hotch Potch Mega-Minute, and today we're learning about...years!

Hello!

Larry: "I'm Larry from New York, and this is seventeen eighty nine (1789)."

Thank you!

Nick: "I'm Nick from Hampshire, UK, this is 1789."

Brianna: "I'm Brianna from Arizona, this is 1789."

Andrew: "I'm Andrew from Glasgow, and this is 1789."

Joseph: "I'm Joseph from Texas, this is 1789."

Morna: "I'm Morna, from Aberdeen, and this is 1789."

OK, thank you. How about this one?

Morna: "I'm Morna from Aberdeen, and this is nineteen sixty five (1965)."

We know you're Morna!

Joseph: "I'm Joseph from Texas..."

We know, we know!!!

Joseph: "OK, 1965."

Andrew: "1965."

Brianna: "1965."

And how about this one, Larry?

Larry: "Nineteen ninety nine (1999)."

Nick: "1999."


Faster!

Brianna: "1999."


And now it changes...

Morna: "Two thousand (2000)."

Joseph: "2000."

Andrew: "2000."

Brianna: "2000."

And this one:

Larry: "Two thousand an' one (2001)."

Nick: "Two thousand and one (2001)."

Brianna: "Two thousand one (2001)."

Andrew: "Two thousand and one (2001)."

Two more to go!

Larry: "Two thousand ten (2010)."

Nick: "Two thousand... two thousand an' ten (2010)."

Brianna: "Two thousand ten."

Andrew: "Twenty ten. (20-10)"

Sorry? What was that? What was that?"

Andrew: "I went for twenty ten (2010)."

Joseph: "Two thousand ten (2010)."

Morna: "Two thousand and ten."

And the last one!

Morna: "Ehh... two thousand and twenty (2020)."

Joseph: "Two thousand twenty (2020)."

Andrew: "Twenty twenty (20-20)!"

Twenty twenty!

Brianna: "Two thousand twenty (2020)."

Nick: "Two thousand 'n' twenty (2020)."

Larry: "Two thousand twenty (2020)."

There you go, folks! Any clearer? I hope so... Bye bye. Thank you! Byeee...
Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!
______________________________________________

_________________________________
Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes
_____________________________
Vidcast 15 {The Years} ~ '20-What?!'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010  Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website
http://www.hotchpotchenglish.com/

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails