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Monday, 22nd February, 2010
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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

Schoolboy humour in this beer advertisement, but hey, why not from time to time?!

Watch the video and answer the questions...

   

Q1) Complete the dialogue from the video:  ???

"This is ___ _________!"
"____, it's about to get a little bit ____ ________."

Q2) What do we see people wearing in the video?  ???

   a) scarves
   b) jackets
   c) eye blinkers
   d) ear muffs
   e) a hat
   f) shorts
   g) gloves

Q3) True or False?

   a) The woman enjoys her evening  ???
   b) The man has prepared a delicious barbeque
  ???
   c) The horse's head and tail both go up
  ???
   d) The beer is described as 'free, soothing, right'  ???


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

Listen to the podcast and answer the questions.

Read the text and comment on the
Mega Minute Blog

Blog : Vidcast 20 : {Sketch} 'Good Enough For Us'

    
 

Q1) What is everyone eating?  ???

   a) dog food
   b) cat food
   c) old food
   d) hot food
   e) cold food

Q2) Listen for words or expressions which mean:

   a) great value for money  ???
   b) good for your health
 ???
   c) it tastes very good
 ???

Q3)  True or False?

   a) They like eating Wookie's food  ???
   b) Wookie doesn't like the food 
???
   c) Sebastien is stroking Wookie
 ???
   d) Wookie is eating K
ate's food  ???
   e) Cassie doesn't say anything
 ???

Q3) What is Wookie probably thinking?  ???

   a) I wish they would stop eating my food.
   b) This is the last cat food ad I do. I'm worth more than this.
   c) Life could be worse I suppose.
   d) All of the above.
   e) None of the above.

c


3) Today's News Expressions

Pronunciation Practice
"Six of the Best!"
Listen and repeat
CLICK!
iTunes online store the 10 billionth track
most downloaded track two tracks apiece
the number two slot has gained popularity

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

Slow
V
ERSION
CLICK!
Fast
V
ERSION
CLICK!

iTunes sells 10 billionth track

Johnny Cash's Guess Things Happen That Way has become the 10 billionth track to be sold at the iTunes online store.

Black Eyed Peas' I Gotta Feeling was officially named the site's
most downloaded track, with their single Boom Boom Pow the third biggest seller.

Lady Gaga's Poker Face took
the number two slot, with hits Just Dance and Bad Romance also featuring in the top 25.

Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia bought
the 10 billionth track winning a $10,000 (6,500) iTunes gift card.

Flo Rida, Katy Perry and Rihanna are all credited with
two tracks apiece in the top 25 most downloaded chart, with British artists Coldplay and Leona Lewis featuring in the top 10.

All 25 songs were released in the past five years, with the exception of Journey's Don't Stop Believin', which
has gained popularity after featuring in the hit TV show Glee.


Q1) What is the name of the popular online music store mentioned in the article?  ???

Q2) True or False? (according to the article)

   a) The Black Eyed Peas are very successful online artists  ???
   b) All songs in the top five were released in the last 25 years  ???
   c) A song by Johnny Cash has sold 10 billion copies 
???
   d) 6,500 American dollars are worth about 10,000 British pounds
  ???

Q1) Find expressions from the 'Six of the Best' section which mean...

   a) both groups had more than one track in the chart  ???
   b) a place you can buy music on the internet  ???
   c) the ten thousand millionth song  ???
   d) the second-best selling item  ???
   e) the best selling online song  ???
   f) more and more people like it  ???


4) Today's Song

Abba were a legendary group - incredibly successful and producers of great pop songs.

Eagle is not as well known as some of their hits, but better than many of them!

Listen and do the exercise.

Listen

Watch

 

Eagle  (lyrics)
(by Abba)

Some words are missing from the song!

Listen and use the pictures to help you find them.

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


They came _______ from far away, now I'm under their _______
I love hearing the _______ that they tell
They've seen places beyond my land and they've found new _______
They speak strangely but I understand

STORIES   SPELL   HORIZONS   FLYING

???


And I dream I'm an _______
And I dream I can spread my _______
Flying high, high, I'm a bird in the _______
I'm an _______that rides on the breeze
High, high, what a feeling to fly
Over _______and _______and _______
And to go anywhere that I please

WINGS  EAGLE  SKY  FORESTS  MOUNTAINS  SEAS

???


As all good _______ we talk all night, and we fly wing to wing
I have _______ and they know everything
There's no limit to what I feel, we _______ higher and higher
Am I _______ or is it all real

DREAMING   CLIMB   FRIENDS   QUESTIONS

???


Is it true I'm an _______
Is it true I can spread my _______
Flying high, high, I'm a bird in the _______
(I'm an _______)
I'm an _______that rides on the breeze
High, up high, what a feeling to fly
(What a feeling)
Over _______ and _______ and _______
And to go anywhere that I please

FORESTS  SKY  EAGLE  WINGS  SEAS  MOUNTAINS

???


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