Thursday, August 31, 2017

Our Dogs as Our Companions

Everyone seems to bond with someone or something, and for us, we love our dog companions. Although I never expected to own more than one dog, it turned out that way. In this video, I talk about two of our dogs. Give it a try:

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: