Monday, 22 February 2010

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

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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!
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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]
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Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!
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Vidcast 20 {The Roleplay} ~ 'Good Enough For Us!'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010  Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Vidcast 19 {Interview} 'Aikido Winds'

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

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Vidcast 18 {Interview} 'Ireland Calling'

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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!
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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!
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Outro: Hotch Potch English dot com: The Mega Minute!
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Vidcast 18 {The Interview} ~ 'Ireland Calling'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010  Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Monday, 1 February 2010

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

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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)
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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!
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Podcast 42 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Mind Over Matter"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2010
Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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