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Section 3: Quiz
Ravi: OK, now it’s quiz time. This week we’re going to play Hot Seat, and here to play are Ben and Poppy. Hi! | Ben & Poppy: Hello.| Ravi: You’re brother and sister, aren’t you? Who’s the oldest? | Ben: I am. I’m 15. | Poppy: And I’m 14. | Ravi: OK, great. Now, I’ll explain how to play Hot Seat and then we can start. OK? These cards have all got words on. One of you has to explain the words and the other one has to guess them, but remember, you can’t use the word on the card. You have to guess as many words as you can in one minute. OK? So, who’s going to be in the Hot Seat?
Poppy: I am. I’ll guess and Ben will explain the words. | Ravi: OK. You’ve got one minute. Are you ready Ben? | Ben: Ready | Ravi: Ready Poppy? | Poppy: Ready | Ravi: Go!
Ben: It’s yellow, it’s a fruit. | Poppy: Banana | Ben: Erm. It’s got four wheels. You drive it. | Poppy: Car? | Ben: Yes. Erm. You eat it. You make sandwiches with it. | Poppy: Bread! | Ben: You write in it. | Poppy: Diary | Ben: No, you use it in school and you write in it. | Poppy: Is it ‘exercise book’? | Ben: Yes! It’s a sport. | Poppy: Football | Ben: No. You hit the ball over the net. Wimbledon! | Poppy: Tennis!
Ben: It tells the time. It’s got two hands. | Poppy: A watch | Ben: No. It’s on the wall. | Poppy: A clock. | Ben: A big shop. You do all the shopping there. You buy food there. | Poppy: Supermarket | Ben: Yes! It’s an animal. It’s a pet. It says “Woof!” | Poppy: Dog! | Ben: It’s green. It…
Ravi: Stop! Wow! Well done. Let’s count them. | How many was that? I think it was eight. Yes – eight. Well done you two. | Tess: Well done. And if any of you listening have a good game we can play in quiz time, write to us and let us know. The address is learnenglishpodcastATbritishcouncilDOT org. We’d love to hear your ideas for games we can play.
Section 4: Our person in
Ravi: OK, now it’s time for ‘Our Person In’. This is the part of the show where we hear from people in different countries around the world. This week we’re going to listen to Rachel Glover – Rachel is Our Woman in Argentina.
Rachel: I came to live in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, in 1998. On my first night in this beautiful city I went for a walk in the streets near my new flat. In a small square, close to my home, I heard music. I went to have a look, and for the first time I saw people dancing the tango.
The tango is a dance that Argentina gave to the world – but no-one knows exactly when or where people first danced the tango – or even where the word ‘tango’ comes from. At the start of the twentieth century the population of Buenos Aires got much bigger as people arrived from all over the world to start a new life in South America. More than a million people came from Africa and from Europe – Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Poland.
The tango began around this time. For me, the dance shows both the sadness of these people who had said goodbye to their homes and also the hope of new start in Argentina. An Argentinian friend told me that you have to learn the tango if you want to understand Argentina. I decided to learn this beautiful dance. I went to a tango school in the centre of Buenos Aires and joined a class. I was very surprised to find that my teacher was not Argentinian but Scottish.
Her name was Claire Flanagan – she came to Buenos Aires 15 years ago – because of her love for tango. “I fell in love with the tango and now I’ve fallen in love with Buenos Aires” she says.
Ravi: Great. Can you dance the tango, Tess? | Tess: No I can’t. I’d love to learn. | Ravi: We can learn together.
Section 5: Your turn
Tess: OK then. And don’t forget that you can write in and tell us something interesting about your city or town. You can send it to us at learnenglishpodcastATbritishcouncilDOT org. Right. Earlier, we listened to Yasmin talking about Shakira. Remember Yasmin told us that Shakira records two versions of her songs – one in Spanish and one in English. For this week’s Your Turn we asked some students in London this question – ‘What do you prefer – songs in English or songs in your language? | Ravi: Good one. Songs in English or songs in your own language. Let’s hear what they said.
Voice 1: I prefer songs in English because I watch MTV all the time and the songs I like are always in English. Russian songs – I come from Russia – are not as good to dance to as songs in English. And it can help me learn English too! | Voice 2: I like some songs in English and some songs in Japanese but I think I like songs in Japanese best because the words are very important to me. In English songs you can’t always hear all the words or you don’t understand some words but when I listen to Japanese songs I can really understand the meaning of the song.
Voice 3: I really like rap music so I listen to a lot of music in English – mostly American music. There are some singers in Germany who rap in German but it doesn’t sound very good to me. I don’t think German is a good language for rapping. I learn some new English words from rap music but I think some of them are words I can’t say in the classroom!
Voice 4: I come from Mexico and I like songs in Spanish best because I think a lot of the songs I hear in English are a bit stupid … I mean it’s only “I love you, baby”, or “I wannna dance with you baby”. The songs I listen to in Spanish are better because the words are about real things and feelings.
Voice 5: Well, I think it’s a strange question. It’s too difficult to answer. It depends. Sometimes I like to listen to songs inEnglish and I study the words and learn some new things but sometimes I just listen to songs in Greek where I understand all the words. I like some songs in English and some songs in Greek. If the music’s good – I like it!
Ravi: Interesting. What sort of music do you like, Tess? | Tess: Oh, I listen to all kinds of music, but I love music I can dance to. | Ravi: And always in English? | Tess: Usually, yeah. | Ravi: How about you, listeners? Do you prefer songs in English or songs in your own language? Why not send us an email and let us know? You can send your emails to us at learnenglishpodcastATbritishcouncilDOT org – we’d love to hear from you.