Thursday, 31 May 2012

Podcast 45 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Football Crazy'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.45
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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!

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Podcast Script:
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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.45!



Today's Quote


"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."  (Bill Shankly, Liverpool Football Manager)



Today's Facts


The Scottish Cup tie between Falkirk and Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 1979 was postponed no fewer than 29 times because of bad weather.

A Manchester City fan was banned in 1995 from bringing dead chickens into City’s Maine Road ground. He apparently used to celebrate City's goals by swinging the birds around his head.

In 2004, James Hayter came on as an 84th minute substitute for Bournemouth against Wrexham and scored the fastest Football League hat-trick ever. It took less than 140 seconds.

Today's Joke

Two guys were walking through a cemetery when they saw a tombstone that read:
"Here lies John Sweeney, a good man and a Chelsea fan."

So, one of them asked the other: "When the hell did they start putting two people in one grave?"

That's all for today!
Tell your friends. Read the words on the blog at
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And see you next time!
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Podcast 45 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Football Crazy"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Friday, 18 May 2012

Podcast 44 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Driving Me Nuts'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.44
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!

Fun FREE English Lesson:
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Podcast Script:
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Hello, and welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.44!
'shipping' OR 'cargo'?!

Today's Quote

"Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called shipment but when you transport something by ship it's called cargo?"  (Anonymous)

Today's Facts


Men honk more than women, and men and women honk more at women than at men.

Drivers in convertibles with the tops down are less likely to honk than those with the top up.

Drivers honk faster at cars whose drivers are on cell phones. And drivers are more likely to honk at people from another state or country than their own.

Drivers honk less on weekends.

Today's Joke

The probability of being involved in a traffic accident is directly
proportional to time spent on the road.  Driving fast decreases one's
exposure.

One third of traffic accidents are caused by drunk drivers; two thirds
are caused by non-drunk drivers.

Therefore, the safest way to drive is drunk and VERY fast.

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 44 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Driving Me Nuts"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
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Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website
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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Podcast 43 {Quote~Fact~Fun} - 'Election Madness'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Podcast - No.43
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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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Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.43!

Today's Quote

"Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody."  (Franklin P. Adams 1944)

Today's Facts

You need 500 mayors' signatures to be able to run for president in France.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who loves orgies and violent sex, could easily have been France's new president.

The age limit for theoretically becoming the president of France is now 18!

Today's Joke

The French try to keep election results secret until the end. Special 'coded' Tweets included:

   - Netherlands-Hungary qualify for return leg
   - Dutch cheese at 27 euros, Tokai wine at 25 euros
   - high-heeled shoes are going out of fashion

* Code for Fran├žois Hollande - Netherlands / Dutch cheese
* Code for Nicolas Sarkozy - Hungary / Tokai wine / high-heeled shoes

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 43 {Quote~Fact~Fun} ~ "Election Madness"
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 
Sab Will / Hotch Potch English
___________________________________________________
Visit Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Teaching Website
http://www.hotchpotchenglish.com/

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