Subscribe: The Bardwell Road Centre Podcast
http://bardwellroad.podomatic.com/rss2.xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
adult  clare oxford  garageband  interview questions  interview  levelator  questions  show  south korea  students talk  students 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: The Bardwell Road Centre Podcast

The Bardwell Road Centre Podcast



The Bardwell Road Centre Podcast - The show for English language students, by English language students at St Clare's, Oxford, UK



Published: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:23:43 +0000

 



TBRCP129 - GO3 students introduce themselves

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:33:58 +0000

(image)
Topic: Personal Introductions In this show, adult students in an English for Everyday Use language course at pre-intermediate level (G03) introduce themselves. We hear interviews with: Ahmed (U.A.E.) Mengyao (Sunny) (China) Jabir (Qatar) Rashid (Qatar) Roman (Ukraine) Cristian (Argentina) Miho (Japan) Guillermo (Argentina) Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: Geoff (the group's second teacher), gave each student a copy of a template script for the start and end of the show (the "intro" and "outro"), and a list of personal topics. The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script, i.e. spontaneously. This show was recorded in class, on the teacher's Apple MacBook Pro computer with Apple's Garageband application and a Samson Meteor Mic. The Garageband jingle used is Vino. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2013-03-21T13_33_58-07_00.mp3




TBRCP128 - GO1 students talk about makeup

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:42:52 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Elizaveta and Isabela Topic: Makeup In this show, adult English language students in GO1 class talk about makeup. Elizaveta, from Russia, and Isabela, from Brazil, host the show. They chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Macarena (Argentina) Isidora (Chile) Pauline (Belgium) Dimitri (Belgium) Gabriela (Venezuela/Spain) Alessandro (Italy) Quinten (Holland) Stijn (Holland) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) Girls 1. Do you use make-up? If yes, how often? How much time do you spend on it? 2. Who taught you to use make-up? 3. Do you think make-up is good or bad for your skin? Why? Why not? 4. Do you prefer basic make-up or strong? 5. How do you think make-up could be considered as fake beauty? Why? Why not? 6. Could you completely change your appearance with make-up? 7. Could you date a boy who uses make-up? Boys 1. What do you think about girls who use make-up? Do you prefer girls with make-up or without? 2. Can you tell when the girl is using make-up or not? 3. Have you ever used make-up? 4. Do you know that every man eats 3 kilos or more of make-up during his life only by kissing? Do you like it? 5. If the girl with whom you fell in love is ugly without make-up, what would you do? 6. Do you think is it acceptable for men to use make-up? Why? Why not? What about famous actors and pop stars? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the GarageBand app and a Samson Meteor Mic microphone. The GarageBand jingle used is Greasy Wheels. After editing in GarageBand and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-03-15T14_42_52-07_00.mp3




TBRCP127 - GO1 students talk about alcohol

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:04:12 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Macarena and Stijn Topic: Alcohol In this show, adult English language students in GO1 class talk about alcohol. Macarena, from Argentina, and Stijn, from the Netherlands, host the show. They chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduce the show and interview their classmates. As a class, we had watched a BBC Horizon Science documentary "Is Ecstasy worse than Alcohol?", with expert testimony from scientists charged by the UK government to evaluate the relative harmfulness of the most commonly used drugs in the UK. This podcast is an extension of the discussion following that. Before listening to the interviews, please note that some of what you will hear is clearly intended to be "tongue-in-cheek" (ironic). We hear interviews with: Isabela (Brazil) Yana (Russia) Isidora (Chile) Dimitri (Belgium) Quinten (the Netherlands) Elizaveta (Russia) Gabriela (Venezuela/Spain) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. Do you like alcohol? 2. When did you start drinking? 3. How often do you drink? 4. Which is your favourite drink? 5. How many drinks does it take to get you drunk? 6. Have you ever vomited from alcohol? Why? 7. From what age is it legal in your country to drink? 8. Do your parents drink? 9. Do they allow you to drink? 10. Do you have bad hangovers? 11. How often do you go to the club? 12. What do you think about clubbing in oxford? 13. What do you think about binge drinking? 14. Do you know that alcohol is worse then marihuana for you? What do you think about that? 15. Alcohol causes serious brain and liver damage, what do you think about that? 16. Can you have a good night clubbing without alcohol? 17. Have you ever had bad experiences with alcohol? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the GarageBand app and a Samson Meteor Mic microphone. The GarageBand jingle used is Electric Rodeo. After editing in GarageBand and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-03-08T14_04_12-08_00.mp3




TBRCP126 - GO1 students talk about sport

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:36:08 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Carolina and Dimitri Topic: Sport In this show, adult English language students in GO1 class talk about sport. Carolina, from Brazil, and Dimitri, from Belgium, host the show. They chose the topic prepared the questions (with the teacher's help), introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Stijn (Netherlands) Isabela (Brazil) Gabriela (Venezuela/Spain) Alessandro (Italy/USA) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) WATCHING SPORT How much time do you spend watching sports? (Which one(s)? Why?) How often do you go to live sporting events? Do you prefer team sports or individual sports? (Why? Can you give examples?) What's the most exciting sport to watch, in your opinion? (Why?) DOING SPORT Do you do any sports yourself? (Which one(s)?) How long have you been doing it(them)? (How good are you?) MONEY AND SPORT What do you think about people like David Beckham that earn so much money from sports? Do you think that they deserve to earn this money? (Why (not)?) Are sports superstars born or made? DRUGS IN SPORT Do you know anyone that uses steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs? What do you think about the use of drugs in sports? How much of a problem is it in the sports you enjoy? If you were an athlete, would you use such drugs? Why do some athletes risk their careers by taking drugs? Do you think performance-enhancing drugs should be legalised? If an athlete is caught using drugs in the Olympics, what should the punishment be? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the GarageBand app and a Samson Meteor Mic microphone. The GarageBand jingle used is Fireside. After editing in GarageBand and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-03-01T11_36_08-08_00.mp3




TBRCP125 - GO2 students talk about friendship

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:18:55 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Emiliano, Florencia, Javier Topic: Friendship In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about friendship. Emiliano, Florencia and Javier, all from Argentina, volunteered to host the show. They chose the topic, prepared the questions (with the teacher's help), introduce the show and interview their classmates. Emiliano, Florencia and Javier introduced an interesting change to the format of the show. They invited all the guests to sit with them around a table and got them all to respond to each question, before moving on to the next. This was a very successful strategy, and created a show of great cohesiveness. Respect! The guests are: Gisella (Argentina) Dimitri (Belgium) Alessandro (Italy/USA) Sol (Argentina) Gabriela (Venezuela/Spain) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1) Some people say they have a close friend that they have always met on the Internet (e.g. Facebook), but never in person. Is this possible? 2) Do you think that you can have many real friends or just a few? 3) Some people say that their best friend is a pet, e.g. a dog or a cat. What would you say to somebody like this? 4) What do you usually do with your friends to have fun? 5) Could you be close friends with someone who had very different political or religious ideas from yours? 6) Can men and women ever truly be "just friends"? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer using the GarageBand application and a Samson Meteor Mic microphone. The GarageBand jingle used is Island. After editing in GarageBand, Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence) and Levelator (to equalise volumes between different speakers), the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-01-26T13_18_55-08_00.mp3




TBRCP124 - GO2 students talk about their cultures

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:50:26 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Gisella, Macarena and Victoria Topic: Students' cultures In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about their cultures. Gisella, Macarena, Victoria, all from Argentina, very kindly volunteered to host the show. They chose the topic prepared the questions (with the teacher's help), introduced the show and interviewed their classmates. We hear interviews with: Arkadiy (Russia) Javier (Argentina) Alessandro (Italy/USA) Maria (Russia) Gabriela (Venezuela/Spain) Dimitri (Belgium) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1) How do you introduce yourself when you meet someone? (Do people usually shake hands when greeting? Do they kiss?) 3) How much body contact is socially acceptable? (When can people touch each other, if at all?) 4) Can you give any examples of special gestures used by people in your country? 5) What do (young) people in your country usually do for fun (entertainment)? 6) What traditional dishes do people eat in your country? 7) When you are in another country, do you try the local food? 8) Can you tell us about traditional music in your country? 10) Can you tell us about sports in your country? (What sports are popular? Can you describe any traditional sports?) 11) How do people in your country celebrate birthdays? 12) What do students in your country usually do after high school (secondary school)? Do they leave home or stay with their parents? 13) When you meet an important person, what do you do? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the GarageBand app and a Samson Meteor Mic microphone. The GarageBand jingle used is Fifth Avenue Stroll. After editing in GarageBand and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-01-19T12_50_26-08_00.mp3




TBRCP123 - GO2 students introduce themselves

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:09:10 +0000

(image)
Topic: Personal Introductions In this show, adult students in a general English language course at upper intermediate/advanced level (G02) introduce themselves. We hear interviews with: Alessandro (Italy/USA) Dimitri (Belgium) Maca (Argentina) Victoria (Argentina) Gise (Argentina) Flor (Argentina) Maria (Russia) Javi (Argentina) Gabriela (Venezuela/Spain) Sol (Argentina) Arkadiy (Russia) We would like to give a special thanks to Arkadiy for doing the intro and outro - and in front of a big class, without any noticeable nervousness! Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: The group teacher, Geoff, gave each student a copy of a template script for the start and end of the show (the "intro" and "outro"), and a list of personal topics. The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script - spontaneously. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Vino. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2012-01-12T23_09_10-08_00.mp3




TBRCP122 - GO3 students talk about ideal people

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:00:11 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Ana and Gabriella Topic: Ideal people In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about ideal people. Gabriella from Italy and Ana from Spain chose the topic and prepared the questions (with the teacher's help). They introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Estel (Spain) Serif (Turkey) Micky (Hong Kong) Medyan (Jordan) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. How would you describe your ideal girl / boyfriend or romantic partner? (Describe him / her.) 2. Tell me about your best friend. Describe their personality. 3. Can you describe your own personality? 4. Are romantic relationships between English people different to your own country? How? 5. When you meet a member of the opposite sex, what is the first thing you notice? 6. If you want to chat somebody up, what do you say or do? 7. Can you tell us about your funniest or most romantic experience (love story)? 8. If you don't want to talk to a person, what excuse do you make up? 9. If you could have dinner with Angelina Jolie / Brad Pitt, what is the first topic you would talk about? 10. In your country, how do you say: "You are very beautiful / handsome"? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Roll Credits. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-12-07T14_00_11-08_00.mp3




TBRCP121 - GO3 students talk about their countries and cities

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:50:59 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Estel and Micky Topic: Countries and cities In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about their countries and cities. Micky from Hong Kong and Estel from Spain chose the topic and prepared the questions (with the teacher's help). They introduce the show and interview their classmates. Micky also answered the questions. We hear interviews with: Ana (Spain) Gabriella (Italy) Micky (Hong Kong) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) YOUR COUNTRY AND CITY Where are you from? How far is your country from England? Do you know what the population of your country is, more or less? Is it easy for people to buy a house in your country? Is accommodation cheaper or more expensive? What are some traditional dishes in your country? (e.g. paella, spaghetti bolognese) What's your favourite (national) dish? Are restaurants more expensive or cheaper than England? Describe your favourite music from your country. How is it different from music in England? Can you tell me about your language? How similar is it to English? Can you give any examples of superstitions in your country? What is the thing that you miss most from your country? Who is the leader of your country? Do you support him/her? If I go to your country, do you have any recommendations for places I must see or visit? How do people spend the weekend in your country? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Dewdrops. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-11-30T12_50_59-08_00.mp3




TBRCP120 - GO3 students talk about travel and holidays

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:35:29 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Tahar Topic: Travel and holidays In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about travel and holidays. Tahar, from Tunisia, chose the topic and prepared the questions (with the teacher's help). He introduces the show and interviews his classmates. We hear interviews with: Gabriella (Italy) Medyan (Jordan) Charles (Switzerland) Serif (Turkey) Ana (Spain) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) Travel and holidays 1. Why do you think people travel? 2. How much holiday do you think people need every year? 3. Do you prefer a relaxing holiday or an activity holiday? 4. Do you prefer to travel with your friends or your family? (Why?) 5. When you go on holiday, do you prefer hot or cold countries? 6. Where are you going to go next time you travel? Who are you going to go with? 7. What's the most beautiful place you've ever been to? (Please describe it.) 8. What's your best (or worst) holiday experience? 9. Has the airline ever lost your luggage? (What happened?) This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Travel! After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-11-23T11_35_29-08_00.mp3




TBRCP119 - GO3 students talk about music

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:35:14 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Charles Topic: Music In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about music. Charles, from Switzerland, chose the topic and prepared the questions (with the teacher's help). He introduces the show and interviews his classmates. We hear interviews with: Serif (Turkey) Estel (Spain) Gabriella (Italy) Micky (Hong Kong) Tahar (Tunisia) Medyan (Jordan) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. What kind of music do you listen to? 2. Do you copy music on the Internet or do you buy it? (You know that it's illegal?) 3. Do you prefer listening to music on headphones or on loudspeakers (or the radio)? 4. For you what's the best thing to listen to music on? (An MP3 player, the radio, a CD player..?) 5. Did you go to any festivals? (If yes, what kind of music? If no, why not?) 6. Do you like singing? Where do you sing? 7. Can you sing your national anthem? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Electric Fire. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format. The photo was edited in Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-11-16T12_35_14-08_00.mp3




TBRCP118 - GO3 students talk about drinking alcohol

Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:01:11 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Medyan Topic: Drinking alcohol In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about drinking alcohol. (The class had previously studied this topic, along with smoking.) Medyan, from Jordan, chose the topic and prepared the questions (with the teacher's help). He introduces the show and interviews his classmates. We hear interviews with: Charles (Switzerland) Estel (Spain) Serif (Turkey) Gabriella (Italy) Micky (Hong Kong) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. Do you drink alcohol? (Why? Why not?) 2. Do you drink a lot? (How much in a typical week, for example?) 3. Do you think it is good for your health to drink a lot? 4. What is your favourite alcoholic drink? 5. Do you like to drink with your friends or with your family? 6. Which do you think is better, drugs or alcohol? Why? 7. When did you try alcohol for the first time? 8. Do your parents know you drink alcohol? 9. How do you feel when you drink a lot of alcohol? 10. What is the best thing you have done when you are drunk? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Full Court Press. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Audacity. The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-11-09T12_01_11-08_00.mp3




TBRCP117 - GO3 students talk about cheating in relationships

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:37:54 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Jaz Topic: Cheating in relationships In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about cheating in relationships. Jaz, from Mexico, chose the topic and prepared the questions (with the teacher's help). She introduces the show and interviews her classmates. We hear interviews with: Estel (Spain) Charles (Switzerland) Medyen (Jordan) Chelo (Spain) Adrien (France) Ales (Spain) Micky (Hong Kong) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. Who cheats more: men or women? 2. Have you ever cheated on your partner? - If yes: tell us about it! - If no: Were you never attracted to another person? Have you always controlled yourself? 3. Has anybody cheated on you? - If no: Are you sure? - If yes: Are you the jealous type? 4. Could you forgive somebody cheating on you? 5 Can one person be in love with 2 people at the same time? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Greasy Wheels. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Audacity. The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-10-19T14_37_54-07_00.mp3




TBRCP116 - GO3 students introduce themselves

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 21:49:20 +0000

(image)
Topic: Personal Introductions In this show, adult students in a general English language course at intermediate level (G03) introduce themselves. We hear interviews with: Medyen (Jordan) Micky (Hong Kong) Adrien (France) Charles (Switzerland) Chelo (Spain) Jaz (Mexico) Estel (Spain) Ales (Spain) Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: The group teacher, Geoff, gave each student a copy of a template script for the start and end of the show (the "intro" and "outro"), and a list of personal topics. Thanks to Ales for recording the intro and outro! The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script - spontaneously. Well done to all for managing so bravely in this first, a bit scary, episode. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the application Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Pastel Slide Full. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Audacity. The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-10-12T14_49_20-07_00.mp3




TBRCP115 - GO2 students talk about drinking alcohol

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:41:24 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Kyung and Jiemin Topic: Drinking alcohol In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about drinking alcohol. Jiemin and Kyung (both from South Korea) chose the topic and prepared the questions. They introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Alex (Italy) Joon Bum (South Korea) Bin Yao (China) John (South Korea) Ghanem (Qatar) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. Have you ever drunk alcohol before? 2. Do you like drinking alcohol? (If not, could you tell me your opinion?) 3. What kind of alcohol do you like? 4. What do you think of drinking? (Advantages? Disadvantages?) 5. Have you got any funny or interesting memories of when you or your friends were drunk? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Motocross. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-06-02T12_41_24-07_00.mp3




TBRCP114 - GO2 students talk about food

Thu, 26 May 2011 19:59:05 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Joon Bum and Bin Yao Topic: Food In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about food. Joon Bum (South Korea) and Bin Yao (China) chose the topic and prepared the questions. They introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Alessandro (Italy) Ghanem (Qatar) Jiemin (South Korea) Noman (Libya) John (South Korea) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. What is your favourite kind of food? 2. Have you ever eaten any strange food? (What?) 3. What food is typical in your country? 4. Are you good at cooking? (For example?) 5. Would you recommend some food for me? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Buddy. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-05-26T12_59_05-07_00.mp3




TBRCP113 - GO2 students talk about films

Thu, 19 May 2011 19:57:45 +0000

(image)
Presenters: John and Noman Topic: Films In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about films. John (South Korea) and Noman (Libya) chose the topic and prepared the questions. They introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Ghanem (Qatar) Alessandro (Italy) Kyung (South Korea) Yan (China) Joonbum (South Korea) Jiemin (South Korea) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. What kind of films do you like? 2. How often do you go to the cinema? 3. Could you tell me what's the best film you've ever seen? 4. Who is your favourite actor, actress or director? 5. Could you tell me one reason why you like films? 6. What is the last film you have seen? What did you think of it? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Piano Ballad. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-05-19T12_57_45-07_00.mp3




TBRCP112 - GO2 students talk about holidays and travelling

Thu, 12 May 2011 19:27:50 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Alessandro (Alex) and Ghanem Topic: Holidays and travelling In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about holidays and travelling. Alessandro, from Italy, and Ghanem, from Qatar, chose the topic and prepared the questions. They introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Salah (Qatar) Jiemin (South Korea) Noman (Libya) Yan (China) Kyung (South Korea) Arnelle (Benin) Joonbum (South Korea) John (South Korea) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. What do you think about going abroad on holiday? 2. What is your favourite place to spend a holiday? 3. What do you think is the best period in the year to go away on holiday? 4. What kind of accommodation do you like on holiday? 5. Who do you like to travel with? This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Backbeat. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-05-12T12_27_50-07_00.mp3




TBRCP111 - GO2 students introduce themselves

Thu, 05 May 2011 20:51:29 +0000

(image)
Topic: Personal Introductions In this show, adult students in a general English language course at intermediate level (G02) introduce themselves. We hear interviews with: Ghanem (Qatar) Joonbum (South Korea) Kyung (South Korea) John (South Korea) Yan (China) Alex (Italy) Jiemin (South Korea) Salah (Qatar) Arnelle (Benin) Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: The group teacher, Geoff, gave each student a copy of a template script for the start and end of the show (the "intro" and "outro"), and a list of personal topics. The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script - spontaneously. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Gleaming Short. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2011-05-05T13_51_29-07_00.mp3




TBRCP110 - GO2 students talk about clubbing and pubs

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:50:44 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Donatienne (Belgium) and Young Soo (South Korea) Topic: Clubbing and pubs In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about clubbing and pubs. Young Soo, from South Korea, and Donatienne, from Belgium, chose the topic and prepared the questions, introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Camille (Belgium) Yeon Hee (South Korea) Talgat (Kazakhstan) Francesco (Italy) Saood (Qatar) Eugenia (Italy) Kubra (Turkey) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) Clubbing and pubs 1. Do you like going out? Where? What kind of place do you prefer? 2. How often do you usually go out? 3. What kind of drink do you usually order or do you prefer to be a teetotaller? 4. Do you think you can't have fun at a party if you don't have a drink? 5. Do you parents agree with clubbing? 6. When was your first time at a night club or pub? 7. Have you ever been so drunk that you were sick? 8. Do you have a story or special experience about clubbing and drinking? 9. Have you ever met handsome men or gorgeous women at clubs and pubs? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Zone. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-12-09T11_50_44-08_00.mp3




TBRCP109 - Sorry, no podcast this week

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 09:50:20 +0000

(image)
Sorry, there is no podcast this week. Kubra, from Turkey, and Yeon Hee, from South Korea, chose an interesting topic (their classmates' own countries) prepared questions, introduced the show and interviewed their classmates. Unfortunately, the sound quality of the recording was so poor that we can't publish it. This was my (Geoff Taylor, the teacher's) fault. It is a real pity, as it was a great topic, and some very interesting discussion resulted. So, please check out the class photo. Camille (Belgium) Donatienne (Belgium) Eugenia (Italy) Talgat (Kazakhstan) Francesco (Italy) Young Soo (South Korea) Saood (Qatar) Kubra and Yeon Hee's interview questions: Students' own countries 1. What are the biggest differences between the UK and your country? 2. When you stay in another country, what do you miss most from your country? 3. If you invited foreign friends to your home, what food would you cook for them? (for example, a traditional dish in your country) 4. What is the most popular place in your country? Why? (Is there any special reason?) 5. In your country, are there any traditional clothes? (Can you describe them?) Have you ever worn these clothes? (Why / why not and when?) 6. Recently, the weather has been very cold in Oxford. How about in your country? (Could you describe your country's climate?) Please check our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-12-03T01_50_20-08_00.mp3




TBRCP108 - GO2 students talk about social networking

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:38:04 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Jacek and Simone Topic: Social networking In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about social networking. Simone, from Germany, and Jacek, from Poland, in their final week of class, kindly chose the topic and prepared the questions, introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Eugenia (Italy) Camille (Belgium) Young Soo (South Korea) Donatienne (Belgium) Kubra (Turkey) Francesco (Italy) Talgat (Kazakhstan) Yeon Hee (South Korea) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) Social networking 1. Do you use Facebook or other social networking services like Twitter or MySpace? 2. When did you start to use it and why? 3. How often do you use [this social networking service] and how much time do you spend on social networking services? 4. Do you think that you are addicted to social networking services? 5. Do you have any local service similar to Facebook in your country? 6. How many friends do you have on Facebook and how many of them are your real friends in real life? 7. Do you put many private pictures and other data on your Facebook account? 8. Have you ever had any bad experiences with any social network service? 9. Do you protect your privacy? 10. So don’t you think that you should be more careful with the information you put on Facebook? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Redondo Beach. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-11-26T01_38_04-08_00.mp3




TBRCP107 - GO2 students talk about fighting and arguing

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 21:41:38 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Saood Topic: Fighting and arguing In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about fighting and arguing. Talgat, from Kazakhstan, and Saood, from Qatar, chose the topic and prepared the questions. On the day, Talgat was absent, so Saood introduced the show and interviewed his classmates alone. We hear interviews with: Donatienne (Belgium) Francesco (Italy) Simone (Germany) Young Soo (South Korea) Kubra (Turkey) Jacek (Poland) Yeon Hee (South Korea) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) Fighting and arguing 1. Have you ever been in a fight or an argument? 2. When you were a child, were you aggressive or not? 3. What would you do if somebody said a bad word to you or teased you? 4. Have you ever seen one of your friends having a fight? (If yes, what did you do?) 5. Have you ever fought with your brothers or sisters? 6. Have you ever been punched without any reason? What did you do? 7. Have you ever had to kill somebody? (Have you thought of doing that?) Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is Dustbowl. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-11-18T13_41_38-08_00.mp3




TBRCP106 - St Clare's students talk about personal relationships

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 08:39:38 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Camille (Belgium) and Eugenia (Italy) Topic: Personal relationships In this show, adult English language students in GO2 (upper intermediate) class interview other students in St Clare's about their personal relationships. Eugenia (Italy) and Camille (Belgium) kindly volunteered to do the first student-led show of the course. They really used their initiative, working independently, to create an unusual and interesting show this week. They chose their own topic, prepared interview questions themselves, chose and interviewed "secret" guest speakers, and recorded the intro and outro sections. We hear interviews with: Mikkel (Norway) Vincent (the Netherlands) Philip (the Netherlands) Yaron (Germany) Felice (Columbia) Interview questions: Personal relationships - Do you have a girlfriend? - Have you ever been in a relationship? - What's your kind of partner? - At what age did you kiss a girl for the first time? - Do you think that you're a good kisser? - Are you jealous in a relationship? - Do you think that having a lot of relationships when you're young will affect your relationship with your future partner? - If you meet a really cute girl do you prefer a friendship or a relationship? - Do you think that beauty is really important in a relationship? - Do you think that you're a good partner? - Who're the most beautiful girls in St Clare's? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded by Camille and Eugenia on Donatienne's Apple MacBook Pro notebook computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenters is "Half Moon Bay". After a little editing in Garageband and Audacity, the audio volume was levelled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator). This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-11-14T00_39_38-08_00.mp3




TBRCP105 - GO2 students introduce themselves

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:07:16 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Talgat from Kazakhstan Topic: Personal Introductions In this show, adult students in a general English language course at upper intermediate level (G02) introduce themselves. Thanks to Talgat for doing the intro and outro! We hear interviews with: Francesco (Italy) Donatienne (Belgium) Camille (Belgium) Kubra (Turkey) Young Soo (South Korea) Yeon Hee (South Korea) Simone (Germany) Jacek (Poland) Eugenia (Italy) Saood (Qatar) Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: The group teacher, Geoff, gave each student a copy of a template script for the start and end of the show (the "intro" and "outro"), and a list of personal topics. The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script - spontaneously. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen is Greasy Wheels Full. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-11-04T14_07_16-07_00.mp3




TBRCP104 - GO3* students talk about hobbies and interests

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:55:44 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Cyril and ZhaoLin Topic: Hobbies and interests In this show, adult English language students in GO3* class talk about their hobbies and interests. Cyril, from France, and ZhaoLin, from China, chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Kohei (Japan) Cai (China) Saaod (Qatar) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) HOBBIES AND INTERESTS 1. Have you got any hobbies? Why do you like it/them? 2. Do you have special hobbies in your country (e.g. sport, food…)? 3. How much time do you spend on your hobbies? And how much money? 4. Do you think it's good to have hobbies? Why? 5. What are the disadvantages of your hobby? 6. Would you spend more time on your hobby? Why? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenters is "Wild Card". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-06-11T07_55_44-07_00.mp3




TBRCP103 - GO3* students talk about learning a language abroad

Thu, 27 May 2010 21:27:24 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Daniela and Eun Topic: Learning a language abroad In this show, adult English language students in GO3* class talk about Learning a language abroad. Daniela (Venezuela), and Eun (S. Korea), chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Kohei (Japan) Cai (China) Saaod (Qatar) ZhaoLin (China) Nicolas (Columbia) Cyril (France) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) Learning a language abroad 1. Why did you come to Oxford? 2. Who decided that you should come to England? 3. What was your first impression of England? 4. What was the most difficult thing for you to get used to in England? 
For example... - cooking for yourself? - learning English? - doing your laundry? - making friends? 5. What do you think is the best thing about being abroad? 6. Do you think learning a language abroad helps to make you more experienced about life? 7. Do you think learning a language abroad is better than in your own country? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenters is "Stepping Out". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-05-27T14_27_24-07_00.mp3




TBRCP102 - GO3* students talk about travel

Thu, 20 May 2010 19:10:24 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Angela and Kohei Topic: Travel In this show, adult English language students in GO3* class talk about travel. Angela, from Venezuela, and Kohei, from Japan, chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Nicolas (Columbia) ZhaoLin (China) Cyril (France) Daniela (Venezuela) Cai (China) Eun (S. Korea) Alaa (Saudi Arabia) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) TRAVEL - Do you like travelling? - How many countries have you been to? - Which country do you think was the most beautiful? - In which country did you enjoy yourself the most? Why? - Which country was the most interesting for you? Why? - In the future, where will you want to go? - Do you have a favourite place? - Where do you usually go in summer? - Who do you prefer to travel with? - If you travel with your family, do you enjoy it? - How do you like to travel: plane, train, bus or boat? - Which form of transport do you think is the safest? - Do you think visiting other countries is interesting? - Do you think getting to know other cultures from different countries is important? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenters is Acoustic Sunrise. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-05-20T12_10_24-07_00.mp3




TBRCP101 - GO3* students introduce themselves

Thu, 13 May 2010 22:31:36 +0000

(image)
Presenters: A big thank you to Angela and Daniela for bravely volunteering to introduce and conclude this show. Topic: Personal Introductions In this show, adult students in a general English language course at intermediate level (G03*) introduce themselves. We hear interviews with: Angela (Venezuela) Eun (S. Korea) Nicolas (Columbia) Cyril (France) Kohei (Japan) ZhaoLin (China) Alaa (Saudi Arabia) Cai (China) Daniela (Venezuela) Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: The group teacher, Geoff, gave each student a copy of a template script for the start and end of the show (the "intro" and "outro"), and a list of personal topics. The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script - spontaneously. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen is Pastel Slide. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2010-05-13T15_31_36-07_00.mp3




TBRCP100 - GO2 students talk about music

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 22:56:29 +0000

(image)
100th EPISODE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION!!! Presenters: Dohwan and Tai-Chang Topic: Music In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about music. Tai, from Taiwan, and Dohwan, from South Korea, chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduce the show and interview their classmates. This was a surprisingly controversial episode, with a wide range of attitudes towards musicians and the culture of popular music. Dohwan and Tai's plan was to get some people to sing on the show, but all the guests were too clever for them, and managed to avoid embarrassment! Dohwan and Tai prepared a special surprise guest interview, which is tacked on to the end of the show. And we hear Dohwan doing a sound-check in Korean…! We hear interviews with: Al-Jazi (Qatar) Olivia (Belgium) Yao (China) Khalid (Saudi Arabia) Coco (France) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. Do you like music? (Why?) 2. What kind of music do you like? (Why?) 3. Some people think classical music is boring. What do you think? 4. Who is your favourite singer or group? (Why?) 5. Could you recommend an album or a song? 6. What do you think about UK singers or groups, for example, U2, Queen or the Beatles? 7. When do you usually listen to music? 8. Can you play an instrument? (If no, which instrument do you want to learn?) 9. When you were a child, did you want to be a singer or musician? Would you let your child be a musician? 10. Have been to any concerts? How did you feel? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenters is "Carousel". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK. A big thank you to all the students, teachers and other guests over the years who have contributed to the show!


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-12-14T14_56_29-08_00.mp3




TBRCP099 - GO2 students talk about their experiences in England

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 20:44:40 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Al-Jazi and Aicha Topic: Experiences in England In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about their experiences in England. Aicha, from Tunisia, and Al-Jazi, from Qatar, chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduce the show and interview their classmates. We hear interviews with: Olivia (Belgium) Cho (South Korea) Coco (France) Khalid (Saudi Arabia) Yao (China) Tai-Chang (Taiwan) Dohwan (South Korea) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. How long have you been here in England? 2. What do you like to do in England? 3. What do you think about English people? (Are they selfish or kind? A lot of people say that English people are distant. What do you think?) 4. Do you like English food? (Is it tasty?) 5. What about the weather? Do you find it different from your country? 6. Did you find it difficult to get used to the culture here? 7. What is your favourite part of England? 8. What the most important thing in England? 9. Have you ever had any bad (or good, or embarrassing) experiences in England? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenters is "Acoustic Sunrise". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-12-03T12_44_40-08_00.mp3




TBRCP098 - GO2 students talk about food and eating out

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 19:50:42 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Cho and Yao Topic: Food and eating out In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about food and eating out. Cho, from South Korea, and Yao, from China, chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed their classmates. We hear interviews with: Dohwan (South Korea) Olivia (Belgium) Ekaterina (Russia) Aicha (Tunisia) Tai-Chang (Taiwan) Coco (France) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - What is your favourite food? (Please describe your favourite food.) - What is your opinion of British food? - What is the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Did it taste good or bad? - What is a typical meal from your country? Do you prefer your own country's food or other kinds of food? - Do you cook? If yes, what food do you cook the most often? What is the last meal you cooked for someone else? - Do you prefer to eat at a restaurant or at home? What restaurant in this city do you recommend? Why is it a good place? About how much does a meal cost? - Are there any foods that bring back special memories for you? What are they? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenters is "Half Moon Bay". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Pixelmator. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-11-26T11_50_42-08_00.mp3




TBRCP097 - GO2 students talk about their weekends

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 21:33:41 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Olivia and Khalid Topic: What do you do at the weekend? In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about their weekends. Olivia, from Belgium, and Khalid, from Saudi Arabia chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed their classmates. We hear interviews with: Al-Jazi (Qatar) Ekaterina (Russia) Aicha (Tunisia) Cho (South Korea) Dohwan (South Korea) Tai-Chang (Taiwan) Columbine (Coco) (France) Yao (China) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) General 1. What do you generally do at the weekend? - What did you do last weekend? - What's your plan for next weekend? Morning 2. Do you wake up early or late at the weekend? (Why?) Evening 3. What do you do in the evening at the weekend? - Which pub or dance club can you recommend to have a good time? Work 4. Do you work more at the weekend or during the week? Activities 4. Do you have a special activity for the weekend? Cinema? Restaurants? Tourism? Shopping? - Do you go to the cinema at the weekend? Which movies have you seen recently? - Do you often go to restaurants at the weekends? - Have you ever visited anywhere in Oxford at the weekend? - Do you go shopping at the weekend? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenters is "Buddy". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-11-19T13_33_41-08_00.mp3




TBRCP096 - GO2 students introduce themselves

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 22:38:27 +0000

(image)
In this show, adult students in a general English language course at good intermediate level (G02) introduce themselves. We hear interviews with: Khalid (Saudi Arabia) Al-Jazi (Qatar) Coco (France) Dohwan (South Korea) Aicha (Tunisia) Olivia (Belgium) Cho (South Korea) Ekaterina/Kate (Russia) A big thanks to Kate for volunteering to introduce and close the show. Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: The group teacher, Geoff, gave each student a copy of a template script for the start and end of the show (the "intro" and "outro"), and a list of personal topics. The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script - spontaneously. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program GarageBand. The GarageBand jingle chosen is Dewdrops. After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using Switch Audio File Converter (http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-11-12T14_38_27-08_00.mp3




TBRCP095 - GO2 students talk about food

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 21:24:00 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Anastasia and Miki Topic: Food In this show, adult English language students in GO2 class talk about food. Anastasia, from Russia, and Miki, from Japan (and more recently, Sweden!) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed their classmates. We hear interviews with: Ludovica (Italy) Miguel (Switzerland) Thamer (Saudi Arabia) Eugenia (Italy) Salem (UAE) Gulten (Turkey) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) 1. Where are you from? 2. What is a traditional national dish? 3. If you invited foreign people to your party, what would you cook? 4. Could you explain how to cook it or are there any special ingredients? 5. Do you like it? 6. Do you recommend it for us? 7. Why we should try it? 8. Could you tell us how most food tastes? Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the class is "Biscotti". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-07-02T14_24_00-07_00.mp3




TBRCP094 - GO2 students introduce themselves

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 18:39:09 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Ludovica Topic: Personal Introductions In this show, adult students in their 1st week of a general English language course at intermediate level (G02) introduce themselves. A big thanks to Ludovica for presenting the first podcast for this group! We hear interviews with: Miguel (Switzerland) Jakub (Poland) Salem (UAE) Anastasia (Russia) Thamer (Saudi Arabia) Miki (Japan/Sweden) Lorenzo (Italy) Ludovica (Italy) Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: The group teacher, Geoff, gave each student a copy of a template script for the start and end of the show (the "intro" and "outro"), and a list of personal topics. The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script - spontaneously. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the class is "Lazy Days". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-06-25T11_39_09-07_00.mp3




TBRCP093 - GO5 students talk about cinema and films

Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:20:34 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Alina and Katherina Topic: Cinema and films In this show, adult English language students in GO5 class talk about cinema and films. (GO5 is a general English course at pre-intermediate level at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Alina (Ukraine) and Katherina (Switzerland) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed their classmates. We hear interviews with: Charlotte (Spain) Nasser (Saudi Arabia) Frank (China) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - What kind of films do you prefer? (action, comedy, romance, drama, black and white) - Do you prefer going to the cinema or watching DVDs at home? (Why?) - How often do you go to the cinema or watch DVDs? - Do you have a favourite actor? - If you could be a famous person, who would you like to be? - What film have you seen recently? (Did you like it?) Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program GarageBand. The GarageBand jingle chosen by the presenter is "Pastel Slide". After editing in GarageBand and (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence) Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-06-11T14_20_34-07_00.mp3




TBRCP092 - GO5 students talk about their hobbies and interests

Thu, 04 Jun 2009 19:24:41 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Frank Topic: Hobbies and interests In this show, adult English language students in GO5 class talk about hobbies and interests (GO5 is a general English course at pre-intermediate level at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Frank, from China, chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed his classmates. We hear interviews with: Katharina (Switzerland) Charlotte (Spain) Alina (Ukraine) Nasser (Saudi Arabia) Interview questions (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - How do you spend your free time? - Do you have any hobbies? Can you tell me about...? - Do you like sport? - Do you need any special equipment? Is it expensive? - At the weekends, do you prefer going to parties, going to the cinema or staying home? - If the weather is bad, how do you spend your time? - If you go out, who do you like to go with? Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program GarageBand. The GarageBand jingle chosen by the presenter is "Carousel". After editing in GarageBand and (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence) Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-06-04T12_24_41-07_00.mp3




TBRCP091 - GO5 students talk about holidays

Thu, 28 May 2009 19:33:10 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Charlotte Topic: Holidays In this show, adult English language students in GO5 class talk about holidays. (GO5 is a general English course at pre-intermediate level at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Charlotte, from Barcelona, Spain, chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed her classmates. We hear interviews with: Frank (China) Ingrid (Spain) Alina (Ukraine) Nasser (Saudi Arabia) Katharina (Switzerland) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - Where is your dream holiday? - What did you do last holiday? (Where did you go?) - Do you prefer a beach, mountain or city holiday? Why? - Do you travel with a lot of luggage? - What is important for you to take? - Who do you prefer to go with? Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program GarageBand. The GarageBand jingle chosen by the presenter is "Travelling Shoes". After editing in GarageBand and (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence) Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-05-28T12_33_10-07_00.mp3




TBRCP090 - GO5 students introduce themselves

Fri, 15 May 2009 13:59:27 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Katharina Topic: Personal Introductions In this show, adult students in their 4th week of a general English language course at pre-intermediate level (G05) introduce themselves. We hear interviews with: Frank (China) Charlotte (Spain) Ingrid (Spain) Katharina (Switzerland Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: The group teacher, Geoff, gave each student a copy of a template script for the start and end of the show (the "intro" and "outro"), and a list of personal topics. The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script - spontaneously. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the class is "Havana". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-05-15T06_59_27-07_00.mp3




TBRCP089 - GO3 students talk about money

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 22:51:55 +0000

(image)
Presenters: Aaron and Ivy Topic: Money In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about money. (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Aaron (China) and Ivy (China) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and took turns interviewing their classmates. We hear interviews with: - Jin (South Korea) - Turki (Saudi Arabia) - Kate (Russia) - Rodrigo (Brazil) - Hyo Kyung (South Korea) - Mohammed (Yemen) - Sheila (Brazil) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - Do you like money? Why? - Do you like shopping? Why? - For you, what is the best city or country to go shopping in? Why? - How many hours do you usually spend shopping? When? - What kind of things do you usually spend money on? - Do you save money? Why? For what? - If you won a horse race or the lottery, what would you do after you got the money? Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program GarageBand. The GarageBand jingle chosen by the presenters is "Buddy". After editing in GarageBand and (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence) Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Apple iPhoto and Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-03-26T15_51_55-07_00.mp3




TBRCP088 - GO3 students talk about their future plans

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 18:55:34 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Rodrigo Topic: Plans for the future In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about their future plans. (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Rodrigo (Brazil) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed his classmates. We hear interviews with: - Aaron (China) - Kate (Russia) - Turki (Saudi Arabia) - Ivy (China) - Hyo Kyung (South Korea) - Daniela (Columbia) - Mohammed (Yemen) - Jin (South Korea) - Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) - Sheila (Brazil) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - Which university will you go to after you finish your course at St Clare's? - Do you want to get married and have children? - Which country would you like to live in in the future? - Where do you want to go on your next holidays? - Do you think the St Clare's course will help you in the future? - What are your plans for the future? Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenter is "Night Flight". After editing in Garageband and (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence) Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-03-19T11_55_34-07_00.mp3




TBRCP087 - GO3 students talk about England

Sun, 15 Mar 2009 21:03:42 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Kate Topic: England In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about England. (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Kate (Russia) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed her classmates. We hear interviews with: - Jin (South Korea) - Sheila (Brazil) - Mohammed (Yemen) - Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) - Rodrigo (Brazil) - Aaron (China) - Ivy (China) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - What is your favourite place in England? - Name three ideas [associated] with England. - What do you think is the most difficult thing for foreigners living in England? - Why do you like England? - Has England changed your life? (Your habits, interests...?) - If you could change something in England, what would it be? Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenter is "Glide". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-03-15T14_03_42-07_00.mp3




TBRCP086 - GO3 students talk about their countries

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 16:24:01 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Sheila Topic: Students' countries In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about their countries. (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Sheila (Brazil) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed her classmates. We hear interviews with: - Jin (South Korea) - Daniela (Columbia) - Kate (Russia) - Rodrigo (Brazil) - Turki (Saudi Arabia) - Hyo Kyung (South Korea) - Aaron (China) - Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) - Ivy (China) - Mohammed (Yemen) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - Where do you come from? Where were you born? - What traditions do you have in your country? What do you like best? - What is your favourite place in your country? - What do you normally do at weekends? - What do you do in your place? Can you tell me about your job and/or hobbies? - Do you have any pets at home? - Is this the first time you have left your country? How do you feel (homesick, excited)? Why? Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenter is "Havana". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for noise removal and deletion of unnecessary silence), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-03-06T08_24_01-08_00.mp3




TBRCP085 - GO3 students talk about music

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:06:11 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Mohammed Topic: Music In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about music. (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Mohammed (Yemen) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed his classmates. We hear interviews with: - Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) - Sheila (Brazil) - Turki (Saudi Arabia) - Kate (Russia) - Ivy (China) - Daniela (Columbia) - Jin (South Korea) - Hyo Kyung (South Korea) - Aaron (China) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - What kind of music do you like? - Who's your favourite singer? - When do you like to listen to music? - How many hours do you listen to music every day? - Why do you like music? - How do you like to listen to music? (On your iPod? On CDs? On your computer?) Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle chosen by the presenter is "Wild Card ". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for automatic silence deletion), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-02-26T14_06_11-08_00.mp3




TBRCP084 - GO3 students talk about television

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 23:32:15 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Felix Topic: Television In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about television. (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Felix (Germany) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed his classmates. We hear interviews with: - Jin (South Korea) - Daniela (Belgium) - Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) - Hyo Kyung (South Korea) - Turki (Saudi Arabia) - Sheila (Brazil) - Mohammed (Yemen) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - Do you think TV is a good thing or a bad thing? Why (not)? - Do you like watching TV? Why (not)? - Why do you watch TV? - How often do you watch TV? - What kind of programmes do you prefer to watch? - Do people in your country watch TV often or not? - Do you like going to the cinema or watching a DVD at home? - What kind of movies do you like? - Tell me something about your favourite TV programme. Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is "Greasy Wheels". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for automatic noise and silence deletion), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-02-19T15_32_15-08_00.mp3




TBRCP083 - GO3 students talk about holidays

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:06:03 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Turki Topic: Holidays In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about their holidays. (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Turki (Saudi Arabia) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed his classmates. We hear interviews with: - Felix (Germany) - Jin (South Korea) - Daniela (Belgium) - Hyo Kyung (South Korea) - Mohammed (Yemen) - Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - How often do you go on holiday? - Where was your favourite holiday? - Where would you like to spend your next holiday? - Who do you prefer to spend your holidays with? - Which country do you like to visit most? - How do you prefer to travel? What's your favourite form of transport? - If someone asked you to live in Oceania, what would be your answer? Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is "Three Pointer". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for automatic silence deletion), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-02-13T09_06_03-08_00.mp3




TBRCP082 - GO3 students talk about best friends

Fri, 06 Feb 2009 19:51:17 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Hyo Kyung Topic: Best friends In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about their best friends (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Hyo Kyung (South Korea) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed her classmates. We hear interviews with: - Jin (South Korea) - Turki (Saudi Arabia) - Felix (Germany) - Mohammed (Yemen) - Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - Could you tell me about your best friend? - What's his/her name? - How long have you known him/her? - Could you tell me what he/she looks like? - What is he/she like as a person? - Why do you like him/her? - Could you tell me about your best memory with him/her? - What do you usually do when you meet him/her? (Do you do anything special together?) Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is "Glide Medium". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for automatic silence deletion), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-02-06T11_51_17-08_00.mp3




TBRCP081 - GO3 students talk about food

Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:28:49 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Jin Topic: Food In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about food (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Jin (South Korea) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed his classmates. We hear interviews with: Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) Hyo Kyung (South Korea) Daniela (Belgium/Columbia) Turki (Saudi Arabia) Mohammed (Yemen) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - If I go to your country, which dishes do you recommend for the first time? - What about the typical taste? Is it salty? sweet? spicy? - Do you miss your national food? - Have you cooked your national food yourself? If no, do you want to learn how to cook it? If yes, does it help you to miss it less? - What is the difference between your national food and English food? Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is "44th Street". After editing in Garageband and Audacity (for automatic silence deletion), the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and the file was converted to MP3 format using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-01-30T08_28_49-08_00.mp3




TBRCP080 - GO3 students talk about how to improve your English

Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:42:05 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Mohammed Topic: How to improve your English In this show, adult English language students in GO3 class talk about how they improve their English (GO3 is a general English course at St Clare's, Oxford, UK.) Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) chose the topic, prepared the questions, introduced the show and interviewed his classmates. Great work, Mohammed! We hear interviews with: Daniela (Belgium/Columbia) Hyo Kyung (South Korea) Jin (South Korea) Mohammed (Yemen) Turki (Saudi Arabia) Interview questions included: (If you are listening in class, you could ask a partner the interview questions, then choose one or more of the speakers and note their answers.) - How can you improve your English? - What is the best way to study? - Do you think studying in school is enough or do you have to work at home by yourself too? - How many hours do you spend studying at home? - Do you have any special way or technique for studying? - When you study, where do you study? In a comfortable place or where? - Do you think there is any kind of food or drink helpful when you study, for example, coffee, tea or chewing gum? - Which skills are most important for studying? - If you can't understand, do you know which skills you need to improve, or which skills are weak? Please listen to our discussion and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. This show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband. The Garageband jingle used is "Ride". After editing in Garageband, the audio was converted to MP3 using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK.


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-01-23T07_42_05-08_00.mp3




TBRCP079 - GO3 students introduce themselves

Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:49:37 +0000

(image)
Presenter: Daniela Topic: Personal Introductions In this show, adult students in their 2nd week of a general English language course at intermediate level (G03) introduce themselves. Thanks to Daniela for being so brave as to volunteeer to do the intro and outro of this first show. We hear interviews with: Jin (South Korea) Turki (Saudi Arabia) Mohammed (Yemen) Hyo Kyung (South Korea) Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) Daniela (Belgium/Columbia) Please listen to our interviews and add your comments on our blog page at bardwellroad.podomatic.com. Preparation for this introductory show: The group teacher, Geoff, gave each student a copy of a list of personal topics. The students took turns interviewing each other, responding without a script - spontaneously. The show was recorded in class, on group teacher, Geoff's, Apple MacBook Pro computer with the program Garageband, and a Garageband musical jingle added ("Electric Rodeo Short"). After editing in Garageband, the audio volume was leveled using the program Levelator (www.gigavox.com/levelator), and converted to MP3 using LameBrain (check at www.macupdate.com). The photo was edited in Adobe Fireworks. This show was produced at the Bardwell Road Adult Centre, St Clare's, Oxford, UK


Media Files:
http://bardwellroad.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-01-15T11_49_37-08_00.mp3