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Perikles February 01, 2011 04:00 AM

The United Kingdom explained
This is a difficult listening exercise, because of the speed. However, it might explain one or two misconceptions about the UK. On the other hand, it might not. :rolleyes:

chileno February 01, 2011 09:14 AM

That was good! :)

Marsopa February 01, 2011 10:36 AM

Thank you. I loved this, and learned a lot.

irmamar February 01, 2011 12:01 PM

Is is possible for a person to speak so fast? :confused: :eek: He must be directly connected to a oxygen cylinder. :thinking:

And yes, there are many monkeys in Gibraltar, but a great deal... :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: (they need the sea, the recently stolen sea, to wash themselves :wicked:)

pjt33 February 01, 2011 02:45 PM

It would be even better if he got it all right.

France is not 50km away: it's 40. (42 to the nearest km). The four home nations aren't "co-equal and sovereign". And "Ireland" is ambiguous: it can be correctly used to refer to the republic or the island.

Perikles February 01, 2011 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by pjt33 (Post 104533)
It would be even better if he got it all right..

I thought he did rather well, considering he comes from the other side of the Atlantic. :whistling:

AngelicaDeAlquezar February 01, 2011 04:37 PM

I love the explanation on the Crown. :)

Thanks for sharing! :rose:

poli February 01, 2011 07:13 PM

It should be noted that the narrator is American, and he speaks way to fast.

Jolly good show anyway!

PS I just read that Perikles already outed him as an American.

CrOtALiTo February 02, 2011 05:07 PM

Yes in fact he speaks very fast in the video.

Almost not I can understand him.

I will heard again, and I will see if I can understand everything he says.

Awaken February 03, 2011 08:50 AM

That was great. He definitely spoke very fast, but I believe that was part of the fun.

To a non-native speaker, that would be so tough to understand it all. At least the writing and pictures could help.

To my ears, all Spanish speakers are speaking that fast. But that is only because I am trying to listen and translate.

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