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gohoos02

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November 18, 2017
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#244: Rampage (Trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coOKvrsmQiI

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but advanced students should try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video (without looking at the missing words and phrases).  The answers are given at the end of the lesson.

Missing Words and Phrases (6):  Are you okay [ya okay]; going to put him down [gonna put im down]; he [ee]; on his own [on is own]; to me [ta me]; would have [would ev].

Transcript

It’s weird you like hanging out with animals more than people.
Yeah, well, animals get me [1].
I rescued George when _____ was two years old.  George never __________ survived __________.
He definitely trusts you.
Last night George was 7 feet and weighed 500 pounds. [2]
George, ____________, buddy?  You’re scared.  It’s okay.
This morning he’s 9 feet pushing a thousand [3].  What’s happening to my friend?
Are you familiar with genetic editing?  Changes will be incredibly unpredictable.
Is he the only one?
Oh, you didn’t know about the 30-foot wolf? [4]
Incoming! [5]
{Song}
Hell of a day [6], huh?  Science(?) experiments falling from the sky.
Having George on that plane is a big mistake.
I think we’ll be all right.
Let’s go save the world.  It’s coming back _____.  It’s coming back. [7]
You have to evacuate Chicago.  George didn’t ask for this.  They’re __________________.  That’s not happening.  George!!!
There’s something in the river.
I was just thinking the only thing that’s missing right now is a giant crocodile.

Notes:

[1] Animals get me = Animals understand me.
[2] George was 7 feet and weighed 500 pounds = He left out the word "tall," e.g., George was 7 feet tall and weighed 500 pounds.
[3] Pushing a thousand = close to 1,000 pounds.  George went from 7 feet tall and 500 pounds to 9 feet tall and almost 1,000 pounds.
[4] Oh, you didn’t know about the 30-foot wolf? = The correct verb is "don't", e.g., "Oh, you don’t know about the 30-foot wolf?" 
[5] Incoming! = This is used in the military to warn friendly forces about incoming enemy fire.  Here he's warning them about an incoming wolf!
[6] Hell of a day = A day that's exceptional, but we don't know if it's a very good day or a very bad day.  You have to look at the context.
[7] It’s coming back = The knowledge of how to fly this helicopter is coming back to me.  I'm remembering how to fly it.

Answers: 

1) he [ee]
2) would have [would ev]
3) on his own [on is own]
4) are you okay [ya okay]; the word "are" is sometimes missing in questions.
5) to me [ta me]
6) going to put him down [gonna put im down], e.g., put him to "sleep" (forever).

November 17, 2017
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#243: Interview with Walt Disney (Theme Park Idea)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r31rqPa3wQ

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but advanced students should try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video (without looking at the missing words and phrases).  The answers are given at the end of the lesson.

Main Features:  The main feature in this short interview is the pronoun "them", which sounds like "em"; the "th" is often silent.  In this video you'll also hear another example of the word "he" when it sounds like "ee"; the "h" is often silent in the pronouns "he", "him", "his", "her", etc.

Missing Words and Phrases (6):  And try to [an try da]; he [ee]; them [em] (2 times); together [tagether]; you know [ya know].

Transcript:

In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Company in 1963, Walt Disney explained how _____ got his original idea for creating a theme park.

Well, it came about when my daughters were very young and I {stops}.  Saturday was always, uh, daddy's day with the two daughters.  So we'd start out __________ go some place that's, you know, different and things and I'd take ____ to the merry-go-round [1] and I took ____ different places and as I'd sit there while they, uh, they rode the merry-go-round and [2] did all these things, I'd sit on a bench, ________, eating peanuts, I felt that there should be something built, some kind of a {pauses} amusement enterprise built where that the parents and the children could, uh, have fun ________.

Notes:

[1] The phrase merry-go-round was originally "merry-go-around", but the "a" sound disappears after the preceding "o" sound.
[2] The word "and" sounds like "n" here.  As we've often seen in these videos, the final "d" in the word "and" often disappears, so it often sounds like "an".  Sometimes the initial "a" sound also disappears, so the word "and" can sound like "n" without a vowel.  That's what happens here.  The phrase "round n" has a "d" between two "n" sounds, so the two "n" sounds merge together and the "d" between them disappears.  As a result we get "roun did".  You can hear that the "n" sound is a little longer than usual.

Answers: 

1) he [ee]
2) and try to [an try da]
3) them [em]
4) them [em]
5) you know [ya know]
6) together [tagether] 

November 9, 2017
Viewed 1193 times.

#242: Two Letters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gmpyjSW6WQ

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks in the transcript below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but if you're an advanced student, try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video, without looking at the missing words and phrases.  The answers are given at the end of the lesson.

Main Features:  There are two main features in this video lesson.  1) The "h" is often silent in the words "he", "him", "his", "her", and so on.  These words often sound like "ee", "im", "is", "er", and so on. Similarly, the "th" is often silent in the word "them", which often sounds like "em".  You'll hear these words 8 times in this video.  These words can be especially difficult to hear when they're close to each other in the same sentence. An example is "Give them to his brother", which might sound like "Give em to is brother."  2) The combination of "t" plus "y" often sounds like "ch", for example in the phrase "When you get yourself [get cherself] into a difficult situation".  You'll hear this sound twice in this video.

Missing Words and Phrases (10):  and he [an ee] (2 times); get yourself [get cherself] (2 times); he [ee] (2 times); himself [imself] (2 times); them to his [em to is]; you know [ya know].

Transcript:

________, when Khrushchev [1] was forced out, he sat down ______ wrote two letters and gave ___________ successor.  He said, um, "When you ____________ into a situation you can't get out of, open the first letter and you'll be saved.  And when you ____________ into another situation you can't get out of, open the second letter."  Well soon enough this guy found _______ in a tight place so _____ opened the first letter which said, "Blame everything on me."  So _____ blamed the old man.  It worked like a charm.  Well, he got _______ into a second situation he couldn't get out of ______ opened the second letter.  It said, "Sit down and write two letters." [2]

Notes:

[1] Khrushchev = Head of the USSR from 1958 to 1964.
[2] Sit down and write two letters. = To make it clearer, he should have added, "and give them to your successor."

Answers: 

1) You know [ya know]
2) and he [an ee]
3) them to his [em to is]
4) get yourself [get cherself]
5) get yourself [get cherself]
6) himself [imself]
7) he [ee]
8) he [ee]
9) himself [imself]
10) and he [an ee]

04:09 PM Nov 09 2017

gohoos02

gohoos02
United States

If you want to see the video embedded inside the lesson, here's a good link:

https://www.interpals.net/gohoos15