Monday, January 25, 2010

#1148 Learning Spanish, John Dillinger's Getaway Car, No Batteries

Show 1148 Monday 25 January
Watch today's show at YouTube or BlipTV.

Hi I'm Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

I mentioned the other day that I was learning a bit of Spanish and I was planning to make a few videos to help my learning.

Well now I’ve have made one and I’ve uploaded it here.
I have been listening to a podcast called Spanish Pod. And what I did was just try to repeat one of their dialogues.

I think producing something really helps you learn. It works for me anyway.

I could just listen to the podcasts and repeat the conversations out loud, but by making a video to put on the internet, it really made me focus on trying to remember the words and trying to say them right. And I’m much more likely to remember the dialogue because the process of making the video has caused it to get stuck in my head.

How about you? Have you tried making videos to help your English? If you have the equipment why don’t you give it a go? There are many things that you could do – for example you could take a conversation from The Daily English Show and make a video saying that conversation.


John Dillinger was an American bank robber who died in 1934.
According to Wikipedia he was considered to be a dangerous criminal who robbed at least two dozen banks and four police stations, escaped from jail twice and was idolized by some as a modern-day Robin Hood.
On Saturday, one of the getaway cars he used in 1934 was sold at an auction $165,000.

And that was Stick News for Monday 25th of January.
Kia ora.

conversations with sarah
#726 It doesn’t work

Step 1: Read Tommy’s lines.
Step 2: Repeat Tommy’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Tommy It won’t turn on. It doesn’t work.

Sarah No wonder. There are no batteries inside.



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