viernes, 26 de agosto de 2011

Living English

Living English is a 42-part series that looks at the English language used in everyday situations. It is aimed at strong elementary (Básico 2) to intermediate English students.

Each episode lasts about 15 minutes. There is a three-minute film, where the a story develops. Then the language contents of the film are studied in detailed: Grammar, vocabulary and functional language for everyday situations.

A transcript of the episodes is provided, and the video clips can be downloaded.

All in all, Living English provides endless hours of structured language learning. I strongly recommend you to do the course on a regular basis.

Episode 1: Pleased to meet you -Anne, a wine dealer from Singapore, arrives at Adelaide Airport and meets her local buyer, Sarah.

Episode 2: Enjoy Your Stay -Sarah and Mark take Anne to her hotel. She checks in.

Episode 3: What time is it? -In her hotel room, Anne rings a number. John Barbour, the private detective, answers the phone.

Episode 4: Second on the Left -Anne is looking for John's office. A woman is waiting at a bus stop. Anne approaches her

Episode 5: Are you married? -Anne describes her brother to the private investigator.

Episode 6: He didn't write -Anne continues her conversation with the private investigator.

Episode 7: Come to Lunch -Sarah invites Anne to meet her family.

Episode 8: This is my brother -Anne goes to Sarah's house for lunch.

Episode 9: The most beautiful city -They have lunch and talk about differences.

Episode 10: What's the matter? -Sarah finds out Anne's secret mission.

Episode 11: Let me Help -Sarah offers to help Anne.

Episode 12: The day after tomorrow -Anne and Sarah plan a meeting.

Episode 13: What are you doing tomorrow? -Steve makes a date with Anne.

Episode 14: Are there some kangaroos? -Anne and Steve go to a Wildlife Park.

Episode 15: A big grey one -Steve and Anne explore the park.

Episode 16: What Would you Like? -Anne and Steve have lunch.

Episode 17: I usually catch a bus -ANNE and STEVE talk about their different lives.

Episode 18: There's a message for you -Anne returns to the hotel, to find a message.

Episode 19: I haven't found him -John tells Anne of his progress in finding her brother.

Episode 20: You walk sadly -Anne catches a bus to the University.

Episode 21: Single Trip or Daytrip? -Anne talks to the bus driver.

Episode 22: Look after yourself -Anne sees the Professor.

Episode 23: If I were You -The Professor advises Anne on what to do next.

Episode 24: The Most Expensive Wine -Anne and Sarah are tasting wines.

Episode 25: Anne goes shopping at the Market -How many prawns?

Episode 26: I thought I saw him -Anne meets Steve unexpectedly.

Episode 27: It's made of gold -Anne sees John and describes her brother's possessions.

Episode 28: You should relax -ANNE goes to the doctor.

Episode 29: Do you have a wok? -Sarah shows Anne her kitchen.

Episode 30: First, fry the prawns -Anne cooks a meal.

Episode 31: That was Delicious -The family praise Anne for her meal.

Episode 32: He says he knows my brother -David tells Anne what he knows.

Episode 33: Who Wants to Know? -Anne, Steve and Sarah look for David at the Market stall.

Episode 34: You were going too fast -Sarah, Anne and Steve get pulled over for speeding.

Episode 35: This is the house -They arrive at David's house.

Episode 36: This is your nephew -Anne meets her brother's family

Episode 37: I had to find a job -David tells his story.

Episode 38: You Should Ring Your Parents -They discuss what David should do.

Episode 39: How could you? -David talks to his father.

Episode 40: He said he loved me -David reports his conversation to the others.

Episode 41: If I like you -Anne and Sarah, and Steve and Anne discuss the future.

Episode 42: See You Again -Anne, David and his family fly home.