[General] problem in understanding TV show accent and sound

gookenhaim

Junior Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2014
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Korean
Home Country
South Korea
Current Location
South Korea
Hi. I am learning British accent by watching a TV show called QI:)
at 9:40 i have difficulty understanding what they say
could you help me check what they actually said?
below is the link and I tried to write the transcript
Thank you for reading this



(4) QI XL - Series I - Intelligence - YouTube



It was all ah... complete so the national secret until very recently, wasn't it?

absolutely, that is XX part?
 

Tdol

Editor, UsingEnglish.com
Staff member
Joined
Nov 13, 2002
Member Type
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
Japan
It was all a complete national secret until very recently, wasn't it?

Absolutetly, there is Bletchley Park, and it is open to the public.
 

Charlie Bernstein

VIP Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2009
Member Type
Other
Native Language
English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Hi. I am learning British accents by watching a TV show called QI.

Pluralize. There are a lot of British accents.
End all sentences with one of these: . ! ?

​At 9:40 ​I have difficulty understanding what they say.

Start all sentences with capital letters.
Capitalize the pronoun I.

​Could you ​tell me what they actually said?

​Below is the link, and I tried to write the transcript.

Thank you for reading this.


(4) QI XL - Series I - Intelligence - YouTube



It was all ​completely a national secret until very recently, wasn't it?

Use a.
There have been a lot of national secrets.

​Absolutely​. That is ​the Bletchley Park part.

You're welcome!
 

gookenhaim

Junior Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2014
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Korean
Home Country
South Korea
Current Location
South Korea
Thank you so much for correcting mistakes!:) I guess I need to make a good habit of writing formally and grammatically.
Have a nice day!
 

Tdol

Editor, UsingEnglish.com
Staff member
Joined
Nov 13, 2002
Member Type
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
Japan
I guess I need to make a good habit of writing formally and grammatically.

Forums are not chat- we read a lot of text and it is easier to read if it is written like normal text. It's fine to ignore a lot of conventions in chat, but it doesn't work in forums. There's no need to be formal, but making things easy on the eye to readers helps. It also helps future people looking at the language issues raised in your posts. :up:
 

emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
Thank you so much for correcting my mistakes! [STRIKE]:)[/STRIKE]
I guess I need to make a [STRIKE]good[/STRIKE] habit of writing formally and grammatically.
Have a nice day!

Note my corrections above. You don't have to write formal English (the kind of English we use when writing to our bank manager, for instance) but you do need to use correct grammar, capitalisation and punctuation.
 
Top