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Monday, September 12, 2005

Bridges in level 4

The final listening test for my level four students is a highlight of the semester. For the past year we have been using a clip from the book, Bridges of Madison County. There are lines like:
He was obviously surprised, slightly
. &
He flicked a gold Zippo lighter to flame
. &
rippling chest muscles
&
He said he was lost, temporarily
. All these goodies come from just a 3 minute clip. I have to stop myself from laughing. I love this stuff. The voice reads over these sentences as though they were as smooth as silk. Seems if you write for hundreds of pages, at some point, yr ear would hurt. On paper, maybe, it isn’t so bad, but when it gets read, the humor jumps out.

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Blogger Sean Mac said...

okay. so these two removed comments are fascinating. what's the scoop? ads? crazed jihadist defenders of bridges?

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