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Monday, 10th August, 2009
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1) Video Analysis
2) Podcast / Vidcast
3) News Expressions
4) Song of the Day!
5) HPE English Packs

ANSWERS ??? ANSWERS

1) Today's Video Analysis

There are a LOT of strange videos out there on You Tube, including this one. Watch, listen, and answer the questions. Good luck!

(Read the words)

 

Q1) Where is the man in the video from? ???

   a) Caledonia
   b) Canada
   c) Britain
   d) British

Q2) What does this man call $20 and $10 notes (or 'bills')? ???

   a) twentiers and tenners
   b) twenty and ten
   c) twenties and tens

Q3) What does the man have a problem with? ???

   a) British people who call $10 notes 'tenners'
   b) British people who call $20 notes 'twenties'
   c) Canadian people who call British people 'tenners'
   d) British people who call Canadian people 'twenties'

Q4) He doesn't like people who... ???

   a) use long words
   b) use short words
   c) use too many words


Lots of Vidcasts & Podcasts to help you improve your English!2) Today's Vidcast

Watch the podcast and answer the questions.

 

This video corrects a very common error students make in English.

Q1) Find some mistakes in the sentences below:

a) I like very much the English. ???

b) We go very often to the cinema.
???

c) He likes playing football very much.
???

d) They very much like Italian food.
???

e) I love travelling very much.
???

Q2) Put these words in order:

   a) very she much likes on internet the chatting ???
   b) new love places I visiting
???
   c) home TV up my work I to from watch feet put love and I when home
???

Q3) What is wrong with this sentence? ???

   "I really love working hard, even in the evenings and at weekends."


3) Today's News Expressions

Pronunciation Practice
Listen and repeat
bans 'burkini' swim citing hygiene concerns
in a public pool convert to Islam
loose-fitting garment this is segregation

Listen to and read this news story from the BBC and answer the questions.

Slow
Version
Fast
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French pool bans 'burkini' swim

French officials have banned a Muslim woman from swimming in a public pool while wearing a swimsuit that covers her entire body.

The woman had swum in July in the pool in Emerainville, east of Paris, in the "burkini" - a loose-fitting garment resembling a wetsuit with a hood.

But staff stopped her from swimming in August, citing hygiene concerns.

It comes as the government examines ways to limit burka use after the president said they reduced dignity.

France is home to Western Europe's largest population of Muslims, with about 5 million living there.

The woman was a French convert to Islam, and had bought the swimsuit in Dubai so that she would not have to uncover herself to go swimming.

"Quite simply, this is segregation," she said, according to Le Parisien newspaper, which identified her only as Carole.

Q1) How many Muslims live in France, according to the article? Choose the best answer: ???

   a) About 5000K Muslims live in Western Europe.
   b) Approximately five million Muslims call France their home.
   c) Around 50% of Western Europe's Muslims reside in France.

Q2) Which of these sentences is correct? ???

   a) The woman's religion is Muslim and she comes from the United Arab Emerates.
   b) The woman lives in Dubai but was born in Emerainville.
   c) The woman's nationality is French and her religion is Muslim.
   d) The woman's religion is burkini but her favourite sport is swimming.

Q3) What is a 'burkini'? ???

   a) A piece of clothing worn by Muslim women when swimming
   b) A swimming pool which only Muslim women can use
  
c) A cross between a burka and a bikini
   d) A special style of swimming considered suitable and dignified for Muslim women


4) Today's Song

This is NOT one of my favourite songs (from someone called Katy Perry) but a lot of people seem to like it, so here it is!

Listen to the words and do the exercise below.

Listen

And you can watch a parody video, with subtitles, on You Tube here!

 

I Kissed A Girl  (lyrics)
(by Katy Perry)

All the words with TWO LETTERS, like my, to and it have been taken out of the song!

Listen, and try to identify all the missing words.

(Click on the ??? to see if you're right!)


This was never the way I planned, not -- intention
I got -- brave, drink -- hand, lost -- discretion
It's not what I'm used --, just wanna try you --
I'm curious for you caught -- attention
???

I kissed a girl and I liked --
The taste -- her cherry chapstick
I kissed a girl just -- try --
I hope -- boyfriend don't mind --
???

-- felt -- wrong, -- felt -- right
Don't mean I'm -- love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked --
I liked --
???

--, I don't even know your name, -- doesn't matter
You're -- experimental game, just human nature
It's not what good girls --, not how they should behave
-- head gets -- confused, hard -- obey
???

I kissed a girl and I liked --
The taste -- her cherry chapstick
I kissed a girl just -- try --
I hope -- boyfriend don't mind --
???

-- felt -- wrong, -- felt -- right
Don't mean I'm -- love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked --
I liked --
???

-- girls -- are -- magical
Soft skin, red lips, so kissable
Hard -- resist, -- touchable
Too good -- deny --
-- ain't -- big deal, it's innocent
???

I kissed a girl and I liked --
The taste -- her cherry chapstick
I kissed a girl just -- try --
I hope -- boyfriend don't mind --
???

-- felt -- wrong, -- felt -- right
Don't mean I'm -- love tonight
I kissed a girl and I liked --
I liked --
???
 

 

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