Every week I find piles of great videos. Some are interesting, some are strange, others are just fun. Every week I’ll post my weekly video recommendation here, for your enjoyment. Although not specifically English study videos, all of them can be useful to you in your English studies. Don’t understand something you see or hear? Don’t sweat it- it takes years of study to be able to understand everything a native speaker says. I’ve been studying Japanese since 2007 and I can only understand about 20% of the dialogue in Japanese movies and dramas. So pat yourself on the back if you can understand even 10% after only a few years of study. I recommend you watch each video 3 times- the 1st time just to get the general idea of the video, the 2nd time try to get more detail out of the dialogue, the 3rd time to really bring it all together. Good luck!
This week’s video is in honour of Canada celebrating it’s 145th birthday. Canada became an independent nation in 1867 and Canadians celebrate yearly on July 1st, appropriately named ‘Canada Day’. Lots of places across Canada host parties which usually include fireworks and Canadian themes, Canadian music, and so on. Every year I hear or read about so many unique events, fun ideas or great designs and they always make me proud to be Canadian. This year I found a video made by a talented group of friends, using instruments made out of beer cans and bottles to play the national anthem, ‘Oh Canada’. The particular brand chosen for this song and video was Molson Canadian, although not officially our official beer, it is offer considered as such. Students- CAN you understand the play with words in the video’s title? Check it out!
Thanks for sharing this one Ed. 145 years old, my goodness. Canada is as old as a tortoise, and despite the funny politics, it sure is a great country. Must have been really nice in 1867, too!
Awesome tunes. Happy Birthday to Canada.
Thanks, Ed. Creative rendition of the anthem–especially cascading caps during finale–but taken with a grain of salt as it’s blatant marketing. Fewer empty beer cases pristinely on display may have suppressed the cynic in me;)
Besides, we all know Molson Export is the national brew! Or Labatt 50…but I’m from Quebec.
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