Angielski dla Wymagających

Winnie-the-Pooh czyli jak się uczyć angielskiego na You Tube

I firmly believe YouTube is a great way to practice listening skills. You can search videos that correspond with your hobbies and interests. If you like cooking and you're a struggling learner of English, you should definitely connect those two things and watch some cookery vidoes and, who knows, maybe even use them as recipes! If you like music, watch videos with lyrics on YT! Cars? New technology? TY shows? Nature? Animals? History? no problem, just find it on YouTube and watch it in English! You can find anything you like, even cartoons for your kids. 

Watching is far easier for a learner than listening since when you watch not only your hearing is engaged, but also your sight! Use it! I really regret that on our tv we can't get subtitled films and programmes. A few years ago I met some Norwegians and Finns. I was amazed at their level of communicativeness, especially taking into account the fact that they didn't use to learn a lot of English at school. The number of hours per week was fairly comparable to the number Polish kids get at our schools. What the heck?! In scandinavian countries television broadcasts everything subtitled only, never dubbed, i.e. you watch everything in the original language version, you can only read subtitles. Result? Almost everyone speaks English or, at least understands a lot. 

When I think of my childhood, which was the ending of 80's and the beginning of 90's, I remember I watched a lot of TV since it was possible to watch satellite television. I could watch almost everything on Cartoon Network or MTV which were broadcast completely in English. Later, when I was a teenager and started being interested in music, I passionately studied lyrics of songs until I learned them by heart. Till today I remember some of those, and the best part is that I remember all expressions, not individual words.

Today, my hunger for natural, native English is satisfied by YouTube mainly, I watch a lot of everything, I listen, check, remember...

Yesterday I encountered one of Winnie-the -Pooh episodes and I was astonished how simple and demanding at the same time a video can be. The language used is great - you can learn vocabulary (full expressions) as well as some grammar! I looked for a script for this episode but found nothing (!) so I decided to make a transcript myself. You'll find it under the video ;))

First watch the episode - it's about 10 min long, don't look at the script underneath yet. Rewind if you didn't get something right, stop to check words in a dictionary (ling.pldiki), repeat.

Title: Cloud, Cloud Go Away

Ok, after you have finished watching, play the video again and read the script at the same time:




Cloud, Cloud Go Away

Scene 1

TIGGER: Bounce one, two, three,
Bounce four, five, six.
I can bounce over this, I can bounce over that
With one leg tied behind my back
I could do it blind-folded with my ears and my mouth

POOH: Oh! Perhaps I should bounce on my head where it’s softer!

TIGGER: Oh! That’s ok, Pooh boy.
You don’t become a skilled bouncer overnight
That’s at least twelve hours
Watch this!
I’m gonna double triple bounce over the highest tree in the woods
Oh Boy! I’ve been waiting for this in a just right light to bounce a treetop like that one. You’ve got a good view, Pooh?

POOH: Yes, Tigger. A very bright one.

TIGGER: One here, two for the tree, three to do something and…
Hey! Who swiped the sun???

POOH: Could you bounce again? I must’ve missed it the first time.

TIGGER: Well, you didn’t miss anything Pooh boy. I didn’t bounce.
Wanna kind of be tough that cute little cloud cast a gigantical shadow.
Shhhh! Go away! I’m bouncing here!
Get along little cloudy!
(…) Go away! And don’t show your fluffy face around here again!
If I'd showed that cloud a finger three, I could’ve taken them.

POOH: Oh! Maybe it’s best you didn’t.
Let’s go Tigger. Perhaps today is not a good day for bouncing!
I think it’s a good day for running.

TIGGER: Nonsense, Pooh! This day was made for bouncing!
Hey! Who turned off the sky!?
Didn’t I tell you to get lost? The sky is not big enough for both of us.
See? It’s a scared cloud!

POOH: Oh! Don’t cry little cloud! Tigger didn’t mean it!

TIGGER: Hey! Knock it off! Go to a parade you can rain on!
Why am I the only one to get drenched by this cloud???

POOH: Oh, maybe it doesn’t like wet bears…

TIGGER: Well I don’t like wet clouds.

Scene 2

RABBIT: Oh my! Oh my! No cloud in the sky! Except the one over Tigger’s head!

TIGGER: This cloud got really attached to me! Could you maybe please do something bunny boy? Pleaseeeee!

RABBIT: Of course, Tigger. What are friends for? Just seems to be raining on you…

TIGGER: Yeah, all day too. I think it wants to be a storm when it grows up. Maybe I should just pose in the middle of your garden, be a fountain or something!

RABBIT: Why? That’s it! Tigger! Stand over my tomatoes! They’re a little dry.

TIGGER: I feel like a walking watering can.

RABBIT: And the seedlings need watering, and when you’re done, perhaps you could take a stroll along my cabbage patch.

TIGGER: I’m glad this cloud is making somebody’s happy. Too bad it has to be Rabbit!

RABBIT: Well done Tigger! Come tomorrow! We’ll start on the back forty.

TIGGER: Rain, rain go away and come again on some other guy!

Scene 3

POOH: What a very big apple! And since this isn’t an apple tree, I bet it’s a cleverly disguised beehive! Oh bees! That’s very nice ‘apple’ you have! And it’s probably just filled with honey! How thoughtful! It’s trying to fall of the tree for me!

TIGGER (IN THE APPLE): Shhh! Pooh! It’s me, Tigger! I’m hiding from that cloud!

POOH: Oh, so I guess I’m not going to get any honey out of you…

TIGGER: Sorry, Pooh. Better keep moving. Cloud’ll get suspicious if it sees you talking to an apple.

POOH: If a certain cloud is listening, I was just chatting with myself and not an apple or a… Tigger.

TIGGER: Oh, it feels sort of like snow. Tastes sort of like snow, too. Oh! SNOW! I wonder… oops!  If he…. oops! Suspects it’s me…

TIGGER: One cloud-proofed house! Ehh.. Home dry home!
Men! The lifeboats! We’re going down! When’s this cloud covered kind of lift.

Scene 4

POOH: Oh! Look! It’s Tigger with his cloud friend!

PIGLET: Hello Tiger, nice day, isn’t it?

TIGGER: Yeah, if you’re a duckling. I’ve gotta get my head out of this cloud! I’ve come up with a plan, but I need your help.

PIGLET: I’m not so sure about this Pooh!

POOH: Oh! It isn’t so bad! Except for the bouncing part! Look, maybe Tiggers just have more spring in their springs.

PIGLET: Oh dear! It’s an awfully fast cloud! Coming awfully fast!

TIGGER: Got ya! You big dripper!

PIGLET: Tigger! Now that you’ve got it, where do you plan to take it?

TIGGER: Anywhere I’m not!
He’ll never find us here! Lucky guess!

PIGLET: What do we do now?

TIGGER: Head for the logs!

POOH: I think with three tiggers the cloud is three times upset!

TIGGER: Right now, being a tigger is three times as upsetting! This cloud has one brain!

POOH: It does seem to have a mind of it’s own. Tigger, have you ever tried talking to it?

TIGGER: Buddy bear! It’s a cloud! But just in case, what would you say to a cloud, Pooh boy?

POOH: Well, I might apologise.

TIGGER: Apologise??? He started it by blocking the sun for no good reason!

POOH: But the cloud was just doing what clouds do.

PIGLET: It seems to do a lot of thundering and lightning, too.

POOH: Maybe when you said those things and threw that stones you hurt the cloud’s feelings…

TIGGER: You mean all this rain could be over a little thing like that!

POOH: You never know what’s going to upset a cloud! They are very sensitive!

TIGGER: You might have a point. Out of most of bears. Hmm, maybe it ran out of water. Excuse me, little white fluffy cloud, could you, maybe stop raining! Sorry, I didn’t mean to shout! It’s just I have a couple of things to say about earlier today. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings, but I was trying to jump over this tree, see? And you got in the way, hey! Well, I’m sorry for calling you names and throwing rocks and I promise never to insult any cloud ever again! Cross my stripes! Does this mean you forgive me? Uhhh! It’s softer than fluff! I could get used to this! Oh! You’ve got a great view from here! Hey! My bouncing tree! Thanks cloud pal! Told you I could bounce that tree!

PIGLET: Weather permitting.

TIGGER: I’ll look you up to next time it’s storming! All in all, not a bad guy for a cloud. I guess he’s got other things to do, other people to rain on.

POOH: And you’ve got other trees to bounce.

TIGGER: Right buddy bear and from the cloud I saw this really, really tall one!

Now, if you still have problems understanding, take a look at the glossary which...
i'll post during the week, so BE WATCHFUL!

to be continued...


5 komentarzy:

  1. Hej Monika:),
    świetna lekcja!
    Bardzo mi się podobało :))

    Mam tylko kilka pytań, o niezrozumiałe dla mnie zdania:
    to --> If I'd showed that cloud a finger three, I could’ve taken them.

    RABBIT: Well done Tigger! Come tomorrow! to --> We’ll start on the back forty.

    Men! The lifeboats! We’re going down! to --> When’s this cloud covered kind of lift.

    TIGGER: You might have a point. to -->Out of most of bears.

    Gdybyś ewentualnie mogła mi z tym pomóc, byłabym bardzo zobowiązana :)

    1. finger three szczerze powiem mi sie kojarzy tylko z wystawionym palcem środkowym ;)
      i could've taken them to mogłem ją mieć/ dorwać itp.
      dobra robota Tigger! Przyjdź jutro! Zaczniemy on the back fourty - mysle że chodzi o grządkę, w końcu królik ma duży ogród i może chodzi o to że zaczną od czterdziestego z tyłu ?
      Ludzie! Łodzie ratunkowe! Toniemy!
      You might have a point to pewnie masz rację
      out of most of bears to z większości misi

  2. Bardzo Ci dziękuję:) Z tym finger three, też tak myślałam, ale wolałam się upewnić :)
    Super, wielkie dzięki Moniko!
    PS na potrzeby bloga się zsocjalizowałam :))

  3. Ja się uczyłem wielu piosenek dzięki YouTube. Też polecam jego używanie.

    Zapraszam na bloga:


Follow Me:

Recent Posts


Vocabulary (122) Grammar (81) Something interesting to watch :) (70) Something interesting to read (38) Idioms (32) How to learn (24) Word of the Week (24) Odds and ends (19) Exercises (15) Grammar Exercises (13) Jak się uczyć języków obcych (13) Iconographic (9) Songs (9) Tenses (9) Conditionals (8) Learning Apps (8) Something interesting to listen (8) How to learn new vocabulary (7) Books (6) Customs and Traditions (6) Other (6) Phrasal Verbs (6) Punctuation (6) BBC LEARNING (5) Christmas (5) Culture (5) Gramatyka (5) Listening Comprehension (5) Modal Verbs (5) Relative Clauses (5) Reported Speech (5) Adjectives (4) Articles (4) Confusing Words (4) Jak się uczyć w domu (4) Mowa Zależna (4) Present Perfect (4) Present Perfect Simple (4) Pronunciation (4) Worksheets (4) Activities for teachers (3) Aplikacje do nauki języka angielskiego (3) Come (3) Confusing Verbs (3) FISZKI (3) Future (3) How to learn grammar (3) Ideas for teaching (3) Jak ćwiczyć słuchanie (3) Lessons (3) Let's (3) Must (3) Past Simple (3) Past Tenses (3) Present Perfect Continuous (3) Question Tags (3) Questions (3) Recenzja (3) Second Conditional (3) Shall (3) Zdania Warunkowe (3) A/AN (2) Activities for students (2) Application (2) Apps (2) B2 (2) Cat Idioms (2) E-Learning (2) Egzaminy (2) Emails (2) Essay (2) Expressing your opinion (2) FOR and AGAINST ESSAY (2) First Conditional (2) Formal (2) Future Perfect (2) Have to (2) How to learn from songs (2) How to write emails (2) Inspiration (2) Irregular Verbs (2) Jak pisać (2) Jak sie uczyć rozumienia ze słuchu (2) Jak uczyć (2) Links (2) Listening (2) Lyrics (2) Make (2) Making suggestions (2) Matura (2) Music (2) Music Idioms (2) Noun (2) Noun+Of+Noun (2) Opinion (2) Passive Voice (2) Perfect Tenses (2) Phrases invented by Shakespeare (2) Prepositions (2) Present Continuous (2) Present Simple (2) Present Tenses (2) Przymiotnik (2) Questions from readers (2) Quizlet (2) Reported Speech Advanced (2) Reported Speech Podstawy (2) Rozprawka (2) Semi-Formal (2) State verbs (2) Strona Bierna (2) Style (2) THE (2) Third Conditional (2) Upperintermediate (2) Vocabulary exercises (2) Word Order (2) Writing (2) ZERO ARTICLE (2) 's (1) ANY (1) Advanced (1) Anatomy Idioms (1) Animal Idioms (1) Black Friday (1) Building Idioms (1) Can (1) Can't (1) Cats (1) Causative HAVE (1) Co czytać (1) Comma (1) Communication (1) Compound Nouns (1) Could (1) Creative Homework (1) Czasy (1) Deduction (1) Demonstrative Adjectives (1) Dictionaries (1) Digital Tools (1) Disambiguation (1) Do (1) Dopełniacz Saksoński (1) Dos & Don'ts (1) Drugi Okres Warunkowy (1) Duolingo (1) Euphemisms (1) Extra Practice (1) Facial Expressions (1) False Friends (1) Films (1) Football (1) Future Continuous (1) Future Forms (1) Future Simple (1) GONNA (1) Get (1) Good links (1) Have (1) Have Got to (1) Have sth done (1) History (1) Hobbit (1) Homework (1) How to pronounce English sounds? (1) How to teach (1) How to use Digital Tools for homework? (1) Hyphens (1) If (1) Informal (1) Interesting Phrases (1) Intermediate (1) Inversion (1) Jak czytać (1) Jak słuchać (1) Jak ułożyć pytanie (1) Jokes (1) Konkursy (1) Książki po angielsku (1) Kursy (1) LIKE (1) Learning Styles (1) Legal English (1) Make and Do (1) Materials for classroom (1) May (1) Memory (1) Might (1) Mind Idioms (1) Mixed Conditionals (1) Mnemonics (1) Modals of Deduction (1) Monty Phyton (1) Necessity (1) Need to (1) New Words (1) Non-verbal Communication (1) Object (1) Obligation (1) Oxford Comma (1) PBL (1) Pamięć (1) Past Continuous (1) Past Perfect Continuous (1) Past Perfect Simple (1) Personalizacja (1) Podcasts (1) Poetry (1) Poligloci (1) Ponglisz (1) Porównania (1) Position of Prepositions (1) Possessive 's (1) Practice (1) Prezenty (1) Project Based Learning (1) Pytania (1) QUANTIFIERS (1) Recording Vocabulary (1) Review (1) Royal Idioms (1) Rzeczownik (1) SOME (1) SVO (1) Saxon Genitive (1) Scotland (1) Silent Letters (1) Similes (1) Slang (1) Song (1) Soundtrack (1) Subject (1) Synonyms (1) Słownictwo (1) Teachers (1) Ted (1) Ted Ed (1) Thanksgiving (1) That (1) The sounds of English (1) The subjunctive (1) These (1) This (1) Those (1) Tradition (1) Trzeci Okres Warunkowy (1) Turkey (1) Used to (1) VSO (1) Verb (1) Verbs of the senses (1) Video (1) Videos (1) Vocaroo (1) Warm-Ups (1) WordBit (1) Wordable (1) ZAimki Wskazujące (1) Zero Conditional (1) (1) be going to (1) fixed phrases (1) flashcards (1) methodology (1) pdf (1) photocopiable (1) synonimy (1) tryb łączący (1) wish (1)

Copyright © | Powered by Blogger

Design by ThemePacific | Blogger Theme by