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Slices of Contemporary Hebridean Life and Work in 40 English and Gaelic videos presented for language learners

Craigard Day Centre – Re-Store Recycling Project – Hebridean Food – Ceòlas Summer School – Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre – Bi Beò Songwriters

Short online films with transcripts and translations, suitable for pre-intermediate to post-intermediate learners, totalling 3 hours of listening material divided evenly between the two languages

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Craigard Day Centre Documentary

Content / topic: Care for adults with special needs
Duration
: 6:00
Level (listening level required): A2

Summary
: This is a short documentary about the Craigard Day Centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist. It’s a centre for people with disabilities, run by the Social Services Department of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Western Isles Council.

Cultural notes
: Recorded in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English.

Language notes
: Simple documentary narrative and description

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Transcription of video:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/UK/EN01_EN.pdf
 

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Craigard Day Centre Client Interview

Content / topic: Care for adults with special needs
Duration
: 2:03
Level (listening level required): B1
 

Summary: Donald Mackinnon is a client at Craigard Day Centre. Here he talks about his activities at Craigard. He also talks about the pictures he’s exhibiting at the Taigh Chearsabhagh art centre. He goes on to say what else he does during the week, mentioning the names (NAAFI, Lovats) of another workplace, and his musical activities at the weekend.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English.

Language notes
: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - describing daily activities.
 

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Craigard Day Centre Supervisor Interview

Content / topic: Care for adults with special needs
Duration
: 3:38
Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary: Marnie Keltie is the Day Care Supervisor at the Craigard Day Centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist. She talks about the activities they do, and the reasons why they’re important.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English.
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - describing daily activities, and explaining their importance
 

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Re-Store Project Documentary

Content / topic: Furniture restoration and recycling
Duration: 5:04
Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: The Re-Store Project is a social enterprise in South Uist. Old furniture is restored and recycled. The project also houses a book recycling scheme, and provides employment and training opportunities in the local community.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Simple documentary narrative and description of furniture recycling process, with the focus on the craftsman

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Re-Store Craftsman/Trainer Interview

Content / topic: Furniture restoration and recycling
Duration:
Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary: Seumas Macdonald is the Craftsman/Trainer at the Re-Store project in Bornais, South Uist. He talks about the work and training they do, and the value of the project to the trainees and the community.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - describing daily activities, and explaining their importance
 

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Re-Store Director Interview

Content / topic: Furniture restoration and recycling PLUS voluntary sector engagement in rural development
Duration
:
Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary: Neil Macdonald is a director on the Board of Management of Cothrom, the community group that manages the Re-Store project. He describes the directors' responsibilities for the work of Cothrom in general and the importance of voluntary group involvement in island community life.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - describing management and community issues
 

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Hebridean Smokehouse Documentary

Content / topic: Fish Processing
Duration
:
Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: The Hebridean Smokehouse on North Uist processes salmon and other foodstuffs for a global market. This documentary illustrates the preparation and packaging of the product
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Simple documentary narrative and description of food preparation and packaging process, with the focus on the product
 

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Hebridean Food: Environmental Health Interview

Content / topic: Food handling

Duration
: 5:31

Level
(listening level required): B2
 

Summary: Alasdair MacEachen is an Environmental Health Officer in Benbecula. He describes the implications of his job in terms of both enforcement and education in particular relation to food handling and production.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English.
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - describing job remit and regulatory framework
 

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Hebridean Food: Cookery Demonstration Documentary

Content / topic: Food preparation, and local specialities

Duration
: 7:02

Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: The “Blas Uibhist” night was put on by the Ceòlas community group in South Uist to celebrate local food as well as music. Local food producers offered tastings of their products, and a well-known hotelier gave a cookery demonstration. The evening finished with live local music. The event was held in Gaelic, with simultaneous translation into English
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Simple documentary narrative and description
 

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Hebridean Food: Hotelier Interview

Content / topic: Food preparation, and local specialities

Duration
: 2:25

Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary: Isabel Graham is a well-known hotelier and cook at the Orasay Inn in South Uist. Here she describes how she uses local produce when preparing meals for guests.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - expressing preferences and explaining choices
 

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Ceolas summer school documentary

Content / topic: Music Summer School, Tourism

Duration
: 6:47

Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: The Ceòlas music summer school is held annually in South Uist. It aims to integrate traditional music and dance in a community setting. It has strong links with tutors from Cape Breton in Canada, where old styles of Scottish fiddling and stepdancing have been maintained. The school attracts students from around the world.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist and Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Simple documentary narrative and description
 

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Ceolas Chairperson Interview

Content / topic: Community impact of summer school

Duration
: 3:57

Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary: Mary Macinnes is the chairperson of the local committee that organises the summer school each year. She describes the activities of the group and the impact of Ceolas on the local community.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - describing activities, and assessing impacts
 

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Ceolas Administrator Interview

Content / topic: Administrative procedures for summer school

Duration
: 2:25

Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary: Mary Ellen Stewart is the administrator of the summer school. She describes the tasks that need to be done leading up to and during the week.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - listing and describing tasks
 

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Ceolas Student Interview

Content / topic: Educational impact of summer school

Duration
: 3:30

Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary: Dale Cummings is an American student who has regularly attended the school over many years. He talks about the quality of the instruction and the curriculum, and describes its personal impact upon himself.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - describing learning activities and giving personal opinions
 

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Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre Documentary

Content / topic: Museum and Art Centre, Tourism

Duration
: 7:20

Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: Taigh Chearsabhagh is a key attraction for both visitors and local people in North Uist. It has an important development and educational role in the visual arts, as well as in conserving and displaying aspects of local culture and history.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Simple documentary narrative and description
 

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Taigh Chearsabhagh Heritage Officer Interview

Content / topic: Heritage development

Duration
:

Level B2

Summary: Caitriona MacCuish is the Heritage Officer at Taigh Chearsabhagh. She describes what the job entails and what she enjoys about working there.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - describing job remit and satisfaction
 

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Taigh Chearsabhagh Student Interview

Content / topic: Value of museum and art centre as visitor attraction and educational centre

Duration
:

Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary: Donald Ferguson speaks as a student on the first year of the BA in Fine Art that is hosted by Taigh Chearsabhagh. He describes and comments on the facilities in the centre and the quality of services and teaching staff on the course.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - listing and grading services and facilities
 

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Bi Beo Songwriting Documentary

Content / topic: Media Studies

Duration
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Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: Kevin De Las Casas and James McLetchie, both resident in North Uist, write and perform songs with their group “Bi Beò”. The documentary follows the song creation process from initial ideas round a kitchen table through musical arrangement to studio recording.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in North Uist and Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Simple documentary narrative and description
 

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Bi Beo Lyricist Interview

Content / topic: Lyric writing and interpretation

Duration
:

Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary: James McLetchie talks about what prompted him to write the words to the song “Na seann daoine”. He explains the references to local people and family members, and reflects on how things have changed in his local community.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - explaining writing process
 

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Bi Beo Musician Interview

Content / topic: Composition
 
Duration
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Level
(listening level required):
 

Summary: Kevin De Las Casas talks to James McLetchie about the song creation process, and about his musical background and influences. He also describes his own musical development since arriving in Uist, and the importance of performance experience for both composing and recording.
 

Cultural notes: Recorded in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where a high proportion of the community is bilingual in Gaelic and English
 

Language notes: Unscripted authentic speech at natural pace, exhibiting characteristic "performance errors" - false starts, pauses, repetitions, etc - explaining composition process
 

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FITCH

Content / topic: International trade
Duration
: 17.44
Level (listening level required): B2 - C1
 

Summary: "Interview portraying the FITCH marketing company. The interviewer asks the following questions:
What is your business mission / core product(s)
What is your marketing strategy?
Are there special specifications / requirements that your customers must meet? (like size, reputation etc.) If so why?
What are the most vital marketing parameters of a consulting company, whose product is finding solutions for other companies?
How do you develop new products?
How would you characterize competition in your field?
How do you differentiate in this market compared to your competitors?"
 

Cultural notes: Interesting case study showing strategies for marketing and branding products
 

Language notes: The interviewer is Danish, but the bulk / core of the interview is the part of the interviewee who is British.

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SYNOCO

Content / topic: International Trade
Duration
: 10.32
Level (listening level required): B2 - C1
 

Summary: "Interview with a portrait of the SYNOCO marketing company. During the interview the following questions are raised:
How do you create a competitive edge in your field? (Technological advances? Product development?)
What is more important; focusing on production or sale?
In what way do you take the global market into consideration at the planning stage of your products?
Is it only production, which is influenced by the global market, or is this also the case with other activities like marketing, control and distribution?
What demands do the global market place on your employees? (E.g. cultural understanding, flexibility)
When we are talking about good marketing strategy, what do you consider to be the greatest differences between business to business relations and other markets, e.g. the consumer market?
 

Cultural notes: Interesting case study showing marketing strategies
 

Language notes: The interviewer is Danish, but the bulk / core of the interview is the part of the interviewee who is British.

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400 KV Cable Project - General Outline

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 7:40
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

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Danish text:
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English text:
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400 KV Cable Project - The Three Cable Sections

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 12:53
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality professional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

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www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK18_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK18_EN.pdf 

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400 KV Cable Project - Cable and System Data

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 12:53
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality professional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

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Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK19_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK19_EN.pdf 

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400 KV Cable Project - Division into Subcontracts

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 2:56
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

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Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK20_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK20_EN.pdf 

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400 KV Cable Project - Earthworks

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 6:14
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

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Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK21_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK21_EN.pdf 

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400 KV Cable Project - Laying a Cable on Land

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 5:46
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

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Transcription of video:

Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK22_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK22_EN.pdf 

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 400 KV Cable Project - Laying of Pipes Under Mariager Fjord

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 6:14
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

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Transcription of video:

Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK23_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK23_EN.pdf 

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400 KV Cable Project - Laying of Submarine Cable

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 3:26
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

Embed coide:

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Transcription of video:

Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK24_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK24_EN.pdf 

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400 KV Cable Project - Joints

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 4:45
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

Embed code:

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Transcription of video:

Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK25_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK25_EN.pdf 

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400 KV Cable Project - Testing

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 2:24
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

Embed code:

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Transcription of video:

Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK26_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK26_EN.pdf 

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400 KV Cable Project - Cable Transition Compounds

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 2:28
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

Embed code:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/__Huj15fdas?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Transcription of video:

Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK27_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK27_EN.pdf 

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400 KV Cable Project - Epilogue

Content / topic: Electronics, and general society
Duration: 1:40
Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary: "A 140 km long 400kV line between Århus and Aalborg was built in 2002-2004.

The video deals with the work of constructing the line and shows the techniques and materials required"

Cultural notes
: For more information on Energinet.dk, which is the transmission system operator for the whole of Denmark visit www.energinet.dk
 

Language notes: Authentic commentary. High quality proffessional speak
 

Copyright: Copyright Energinet.dk - The video and text may be used for language teaching "as is". Energinet.dk offers a free DVD version of the video.

Video:
 

Embed code:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vTPGHQGFjUM?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Transcription of video:

Danish text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK28_DK.pdf 

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/DK/DK28_EN.pdf 

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Wiring a Plug - Instructions

Content / topic: Electrician
Duration
: ´6:44
Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: Step by step instruction on how to wire a plug. The plug used is a British type with a fuse

Cultural notes
: Instructional video which may be suitable for all vocations

Language notes: Typical instructions. Intermediate

Copyright
: CopyLeft

Video:



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Transcription of video:
English text: ../archive/video_data/UK/Wiring_a_plug_EN.pdf

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Wiring a Plug - Instructions (Elementary)

Content / topic: Electrician
Duration
: ´6:44
Level (listening level required): A1
 

Summary: Step by step instruction on how to wire a plug. The plug used is a British type with a fuse

Cultural notes
: Instructional video which may be suitable for all vocations

Language notes: Typical instructions. Simplified version.

Copyright
: CopyLeft

Video:

Embed code:

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Transcription of video
:
English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/UK/e_Wiring_a_plug_EN.pdf

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Introduction to the Digital North Denmark

Content / topic: ICT and society
Duration
:  1:11
Level (listening level required): B1

Summary
: What is actually going on in Digital North Denmark? What is the return of the huge investments? - We are trying to provide an answer to such questions in the attached video clips from 19 vastly different projects within the framework of the Digital North Denmark.

Cultural notes
: The video shows the usage of ICT in Danish society and future application of ICT based technology

Language notes: Documentary with voice over. Professional speak based on adaptation / translation from materials originally in Danish

Copyright
: Copyright, Fyrtårnscentret · Vesterbro 102 · DK-9000 Aalborg · Tlf.: +45 72 13 70 90 · Fax: +45 98 10 21 85 fyrtaarn@nja.dk Website: http://detdigitalenordjylland.dk/en/ The video may be used for language teaching.

Video:


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Transcription of video: Transcribed by Níall Tracey, one of the pools members who joined pools after the project funded period. Níall has included notes on any features in the videos that appeared unnatural. A warm thanks to Níall for his work:-) Download transcription

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Robomow by Friendly Robotics

Content / topic: ICT and society
Duration
:  2:23
Level (listening level required): B1

Summary: The ultimate robot: A fully automatic lawn mower for the homeowner.

Tired of mowing your lawn? Fed-up with your lawn service? Or relying on the neighbor’s team? Robomow is the ultimate in lawn mowing convenience.
Especially designed to mow your lawn completely automatically. Powered by a rechargeable battery, Robomow is extremely quiet and environment friendly.
While Robomow automatically cuts your lawn you can enjoy your free time the way you like most. All Robomow models traverse your lawn in a systematic pattern of zigzag lines, which repeats it self in several different angles.

Language notes: American English. Suitable for students at listening/reading level B2 and upwards

Copyright: Copyright, © Friendly Robotics, all rights reserved: The video and text may be used for language teaching as is, i.e. editing etc. is not permitted.

Video:
 

Embed code:

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Transcription of video:
English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/UK/Robomow_by_Friendly_Robotics.pdf

Exemplary use of video and text:
Text linked to dictionaries in ten languages and followed by exercises: http://www.languages.dk/online/lawnmower/index.htm  

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Last edit: 22-06-2011

 

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