Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ESL Cultural Videos - Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Over the years, I have created a number of short videos on many aspects of language and culture. They are been fun to create, and I am always looking for new topics. Generally speaking, I often write up a short script from which to make a video (I usually do three or four videos at a time), grab my tripod and camera, and go out into the community . . . and away I go. During the video, I often change things up in the script, and the words seem to flow in that way. Then, I do some basic editing and then upload them to my site.

So, here's your chance. Let me know what other topics you would like to see in future videos, and I will certainly do what I can to make that happen.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Many people across the United States will view a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, and years ago, I created a listening activity on a rare solar eclipse that occurred on Christmas Day (December 25, 2000). Give the activity a try, and here are a couple of pictures from the day our family watched the eclipse back then:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Buying a Car

What is one thing some people can't live without, and other people would rather not own? Give my newest listening activity a try:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bus Travel

Some people drive; some people walk; some people take the train. For me, I take a bus and the train to work. Find out more about my commute to work in this video:

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Visiting the Grand Canyon

It seems like everyone wants to visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona at least once, but there are so many parts of the canyon that go unexplored. One of those places is Havasupai. On my Web site, (Yes, I realize, that this place is NOT in Utah, but my report is found on my site), I have a summary and video on this area. Take a look:

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mountain Sunrise in Utah, USA
Many people know my hobbies of hiking and running. Last night, I participated in a 50-kilometer mountain running event that started at 9:00 PM and I finished at 7:30 AM. It was long an hard. The pictures show the sunset when I started and the beatiful sunrise through the trees at about 6:00 AM. You can learn more about my running adventures at my site,

Friday, July 21, 2017

Growing Your English Garden

Some people struggle to learn a language, with the hope that they pick it up with some basic effort and exposure to the language; unfortunately, learning a language well requires a great deal of effort and patience, and the process is similar to growing a garden. "How can that be?", you say. Well, watch my video on the topic: