I was cruising the internet looking for inspiration and came upon this site, some fantastic resources available here, good job to you all
I’ve just taken a job in China working for a large hotel company, being a quilo the first job given to me was to overhaul and update a pilfered English training manual and to implement a company training program for the million or so staff.
The manual is standard hotel English but has transcripts like
“I say old chap, how do you do?”
“I’m chipper and tip top bristol fashion, fancy a spot of tiffin?”
Ok, it’s not quite that bad, but it’s not far off. Would any of you know of any transcripts I could use that might be found on the internet? I’d be happy to credit the source and share the fruits of my labour with you all. I know the purists will say write your own bloody transcripts, but I’ve 300 odd pages to re jig and I’m expending all my inspiration on creating activities for the students.
I was really looking for some modern day transcripts, the stuff I have is just unusable English, would you call it conversational English? I did find lots of good stuff here: http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslindex.html which is mainly aimed at lesson planning for dummies, which is perfect!
I must say the standard of English in China is very good, I've just arrived after a seven year stint in Thailand where their English was non existent outside of the tourist zones. Today at our new hotel, ninety new recruits were being drilled by Army Officers, we spent an hour in the canteen/classroom this morning teaching them English marching orders, which was funny as hell now It's the afternoon, but I was a bit scared this morning