Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Vidcast 17 {Interview} 'Phoenix vs New York'

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


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Vidcast Script:

Intro: Hotch Potch English: The Mega Minute!
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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!
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Vidcast 17 {The Interview} ~ 'Phoenix vs New York'
Created & written by Sab Will
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Monday, 18 January 2010

Vidcast 16 {Interview} 'Aberdeen vs Glasgow'

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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!
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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."
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Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!
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Vidcast 16 {The Interview} ~ 'Aberdeen vs Glasgow'
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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

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

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

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Don't worry if you don't understand everything - just listening to real English is a FANTASTIC way to improve..!

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Vidcast Script:

Intro: Hotch Potch English: The Mega Minute!

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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!
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Vidcast 15 {The Years} ~ '20-What?!'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010  Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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http://www.hotchpotchenglish.com/

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