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This Wednesday, Charlie's Chat Fun Pack!

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OK, this coming Wednesday, the 21st of July, I will be holding a chat session at 6 PM Eastern U.S. time (EDS). And yes, that would be 11 for those in England and 12 midnight for the Spaniards. This chat will be for intermediates and/or advanced.

In the beginning, we'll just have a free form chat where anyone can say whatever, talk about whatever, etc. Then, 'class' will begin:

Here's the assignment. Pick a movie - a movie that REALLY interests you so that you'll have much to say about it. Then you'll play movie critic and tell us the general plot, why you liked it, favorite parts, actors, downsides, etc..basically try and recommend to us a movie to watch and give reasons.

Conversely, you can pick a really BAD movie and tell us reasons NOT to watch it and why it stunk so bad.

So for people worried about not knowing what to say - This gives you time to think about what to say. Think about a movie, and think about some possible words you may need in advance and find them out. If I'm going to talk about Robocop, it might be a good idea to know how to say 1) guns 2) violent/violence 3) death, pretty much every gruesome word there is, haha. Think about what you might say for your movie review, go through it in your head and find those words you don't know.

I mean, the exercise allows for some pre-planning like this..but the idea is NOT to write a script out beforehand and just read it later. The idea is to have all the necessary vocab words and adlib a coherent vocal expression that requires thinking on your feet..which is what talking in real social settings is all about. Ideally, you know all the necessary vocab and grammar, you just need to put it all into action on the go. Have a general idea of what you want to talk about, but don't plan it out word for word. That's it. I think this'll be a nice, fun and challenging activity. Solo lo dificil estimula. See you all this Wednesday!

-Charlius-

EDIT: Doh! Always forget something. Just thought about it. You can pick a TV series/show too if you want.

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updated JUL 18, 2010
edited by Charlius
posted by Charlius
10am Thursday morning for NZ, I think lol :) - Kiwi-Girl, JUL 18, 2010
he enviado un aviso por skype a todos los contactos que son avanzados, a ver si se apuntan - 00494d19, JUL 18, 2010

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Hola Charlius,

I have to be somewhere at 6:30 Wednesday, so I am really disappointed I won't be able to make it. But it is really good to hear from you. How are things going in Spain? I really miss your blogs!! smile

updated JUL 18, 2010
posted by Nicole-B
:-( Boooo. Oh well..some other time then. I'm back in Florida until the end of September, then I'm shipping out again! - Charlius, JUL 18, 2010
Welcome home! - Nicole-B, JUL 18, 2010
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I hope to be there, just listening, I was almost thrown out of the house the other day, jeje, it was too late to talk!

updated JUL 18, 2010
posted by 00494d19
I hope that wasn't from us making you laugh or cuss too loud:) - Yeser007, JUL 18, 2010
jejej, it was, but not on saturday, I loved a lot, but people dont complain at weekends, lol - 00494d19, JUL 18, 2010
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Charlie, If there is room for a listener I will be online. -Gary

updated JUL 18, 2010
posted by Yeser007
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Movies? Ahh - now you're talking my language Charlius. Sorry to say though that I broke my microphone Saturday night in my haste to make it to the chat. I hope y'all have a great time and I promise to join you soon.

Saludos from Merry ol' England.

updated JUL 18, 2010
posted by patch
Buy a new mic! See 'ya soon. - Charlius, JUL 18, 2010
Look forward to it :) - patch, JUL 18, 2010
cmon patch, you have no time to get a mic in three days???????? - 00494d19, JUL 18, 2010
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Hola Charlius

Intento asistir en tu "chat" el miércoles que viene.

Hasta entonces.

updated JUL 18, 2010
posted by Eddy
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Remember to all that ARE interested to 'sign up' by posting here on the thread.

Thanks.

-Charlius-

updated JUL 18, 2010
posted by Charlius
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I work nights on a rotating schedule, and unfortunately this is my Wednesday to work. I really like the idea, though. Are Wednesdays going to be the 'regular' night?

updated JUL 18, 2010
posted by estudiante9871
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