Every week I find mountains of wonderful videos online. Some are quirky, some are fun, others are just delicious. Every week I’ll write about a different video which has caught my eye. Although not necessarily English study movies, all can be useful to you in your language and culture studies. If you don’t understand something you see or hear, don’t sweat it- it can take years and years of study to master a language and to be able to comprehend every little thing a native speaker says or does. I’ve been studying the Japanese language and living in Japan since 2007 and I still can only understand around 25% of the talking in most of the Japanese TV that I watch. So congratulate yourself for your hard work and and even if you can understand only 10%, that’s 10% more than many people around you can understand. When watching these clips, you ought to watch each clip 3 times- the 1st time to learn the general idea of the clip, the 2nd time to try and get more details out from the dialogue, the 3rd time to sum it all up. Best of luck!
This week’s video is about unique treats- deep-fried! A local restaurant in Nanaimo, BC Canada has become well-known for making deep-fried snacks, including french fries, fish and chips, chocolate bars, cake, cookies and more. The shop, though small, has a thriving business and is looking to expand by becoming a franchise. The Canadian show Dragon’s Den gives young entrepreneurs the chance to receive some capital in order to develop their businesses. Weekly contenders have to make a presentation to a board of business people, mostly magnates who can choose to buy in or not. As this is a tough business, and many young business people are rejected, the show is called The Dragon’s Den. Angela, the owner of Pirate Chips, went on the show at 33 weeks pregnant, and was hoping to get enough money to open restaurants in several other cities, including Vancouver and Victoria. Health food? I think not. Delicious? Check it out!