|#496 English Movie Trailers
Andy talks about his web site for ESL students.
Steve: So do you go by Andrew, or is Andy OK?
Andy: Ah, Andy please.
Steve: Can you tell us about the work you do with your website?
Andy: Sure. I've made a website for people to study English using movie trailers. (OK) Movie commercials. (OK) On the site you can see lots of different trailers, over 100, (Wow) and you can do various activities (Right) you can read a summary. You can do a cloze exercise (OK) you can read a script, you can pop, you can click on a vocabulary word and it will show you definitions, example sentences. (OK, OK) yeah, I added little quizes and stuff. (OK) Yeah, it's pretty fun.
Steve: So you have the subtitles on there?
Andy: Ah, no subtitles. It's all English. (OK, yeah) English trailers with English voices only.
Steve: OK, so do you have the transcripts in English? You have the English subtitiles in there?
Andy: Yes, yes, yes. The students can watch the trailers while they read.
Andy: So, yes.
Steve: And what kind of movies have you been able to put into use?
Andy: Oh, gosh, recently we've added "War of the World's".
Steve: Oh, the H.G. Wells classic.
Andy: Yes, the new Speilberg version.
Steve: Oh, OK. OK.
Andy: Yes. Yes. Um, the new "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." is going to be up there shortly.
Steve: Right. OK.
Andy: It looks like a fun trailer.
Steve: Excellent. Yeah.
Andy: Ah, various genres, too, like computer animation or love stories or action (OK. OK) Yeah something for everybody.
Steve: Yeah, and who, which type of people have been accessing the website, and who's getting the most from it?
Andy: Ah, people from all over the world are going now. I've had people e-mail about this site from over 25 different countries, so it's very international.
Steve: Excellent. Excellent. And how long have you had this website up?
Andy: Almost three years now. (Yeah) I guess, yeah about three years.
Steve: Wow. OK. It sounds extremely interesting. I'll be very much looking forward to having a look at it myself. How can I access this website?
Andy: The URL is www.english-trailers.com
Steve: OK, sounds great, Andy, Good luck with it.
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