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December 3, 2017
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#248 Liquid Sand Hot Tub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My4RA5I0FKs

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but advanced students should try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video (without looking at the list of missing words and phrases).  The answers are given at the end of the lesson.

Main Features:  This video contains two main features.  1) The word "to" often sounds like "ta" or "da".  You'll hear these sounds 12 times in this video, including the phrases "how to" [how da] and "wanted to" [wanned da]2) This video also has the following combinations of sounds: 

-- that will give you [that ull give ya];
-- decided to put to [decided da put da];
-- today I'm going to show you how to [taday ahm gonna show ya how da]; 

Missing Words and Phrases (15):  can see [kin see] (2 times); decided to put to [decided da put da]; his [is]; how to [how da]; that will give you [that ull give ya]; to [ta; da] (4 times); to be [ta be]; today I'm going to show you how to [taday ahm gonna show ya how da]; together [tagether]; wanted to [wanned da]; you [ya].

Background:  This video has some gaps in between the blocks of speech, so I've marked the times when the speech begins and ends in the transcript. 

Transcript: 

I'm sitting in a hot tub filled to the brim [1] with solid sand.  {Laughs.}  This is one of the coolest things ever.  If _____ take a tub of sand like this and then add air in just the right way it basically becomes a liquified soup.  {0:17}

{0:47}  In science this is known as a fluidized bed.  It's used in industrial applications such as powder coat painting or in grain silos _____ make sure that the grain flows smoothly to the outlet. {0:57}

{1:07}  The air on the top surface is nearly frictionless.  It's like an air hockey table.  And then when you cut off the air, it freezes everything exactly where it's at. {1:19}

{1:37}  So __________________________________ make a simple version like this yourself and then, because I became curious myself what it would feel like _____ fully immersed in something like this, we made a hot tub-sized version.  

As you _______ from this 60-year-old video from the Royal Institute of Science, this demo isn't exactly new.  I've _________ build one for a long time, but you can find literally no information online on ______ make one like that.  

So I started combing through a bunch of patent drawings for massive industrial-sized fluid beds and I noticed that instead of one big inlet, they all had a bunch of small holes _____ deliver the air. 

So starting with that in mind, it still took us 25 failed versions before we arrived at this design.  As you _______, it's just a bunch of half-inch PVC pipes [2] arranged sort of in a ladder, but the key is _____ drill two 1-millimeter holes 90 degrees apart from each other and then drill a bunch of those spaced 25 millimeters apart.  Then you glue all the pipes ________ and just make sure you orient the holes down so that will keep the sand from getting in.  And then you just seal off the container with some hot glue and then fill your container with either fine sand or we found glass beads worked really well.  And you can power it with a small air compressor like this or you could just rent a large nitrogen container like this for about 30 bucks [2] and __________________ 10 minutes of run time.

As usual I will put a link to all of the parts I used _____ build in the video description.

So my buddy Ken had a old, broken spa in _____ back yard which we _________________ good use. {2:54}

{3:12}  {Laughs.}  What happened?  It just stopped and you're like locked in place.  It's like a weighted blanket on every surface of your body.  {Laughs.}  Ahhh. {3:23}

{3:50}  Now that it's tested and ready, in my on-going quest to be the favorite uncle, I decided to surprise my nephews with it.  Woah, woah.  {Screams; laughs.} {4:10}

{The video shows them playing in the sand for a few seconds.}

{4:18}  But before we get to swimming in sand, let's talk about the science behind a fluidized bed.  {You can skip the rest of the video.  He talks about science for 3 minutes, then says this:}

{7:18}  Whew!  We made it through.  Now back to my nephews.  {More video footage of them playing in the sand.}

{8:44}  {End of the fluidized bed.  He then gives a commercial for Casper beds.}

Notes:

[1] Filled to the brim = filled all the way to the top.
[2] PVC pipes = Polyvinyl chloride pipes.
[3] 30 bucks = A "buck" is a colloquial way of saying a dollar so "30 bucks" means $30.

Answers: 

1) you [ya]
2) to [ta]
3) today I'm going to show you how to [taday ahm gonna show ya how da]
4) to be [ta be]
5) can see [kin see]
6) wanted to [wanned da]
7) how to [how da]
8) to [ta]
9) can see [kin see]
10) to [da]
11) together [tagether]
12) that will give you [that ull give ya]
13) to [ta]
14) his [is]
15) decided to put to [decided da put da]

November 30, 2017
Viewed 1396 times.

#247: Infinity War (Avengers Trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZfuNTqbHE8

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but advanced students should try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video (without looking at the list of missing words and phrases).  The answers are given at the end of the lesson.

Main Features:  In this video lesson you will heard word "to" four times when it sounds like "ta" or "da".  You'll hear these sounds 4 times in this lesson.

Missing Words and Phrases (5):  that you're [that chur]; to [ta] (3 times); together [dagether].

Transcript: 

There was an idea...
___ bring ________ a group of remarkable people
___ see if we could become something more,
so when they needed us, we could fight the battles
that they never could.
In time you will know what it's like ___ lose, to feel so desperately ___________ right, yet to fail all the same [1].
Dread it, run from it -- destiny still arrives [2].
Evacuate the city, engage all defenses, and get this man a shield.
Fun isn't something one considers when balancing the universe, but this does put a smile on my face.
{Music, then you see the Guardians of the Galaxy.}
Who the hell are you guys?

Notes:

[1] All the same = anyway; in spite of this.
[2] Dread it, run from it -- destiny still arrives = Even if you dread it (destiny), even if you run from it, destiny still arrives.

Answers: 

1) to [ta]
2) together [dagether]
3) to [ta]
4) to [ta]
5) that you're [that chur]

November 28, 2017
Viewed 1614 times.

#246:  Emergency 911 Call

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj837OTiYWc

Background:  A man has trouble breathing, so he calls 911 to get help.  "911" is the phone number we dial here in the USA when there's an emergency.  Here's the conversation between his 5-year-old daughter and 911.  

Instructions:  Listen to the youtube video above and fill in the blanks below (or write your answers on a piece of paper). Beginners can use the list of missing words and phrases, but advanced students should try to fill in the blanks just by listening to the video (without looking at the list of missing words and phrases).  The answers are given at the end of the lesson.

Main Features:  This video has 6 main features:  

1) The "h" is silent in the words "he" [ee], "him" [im], and "here" [ere].
  You'll hear these words 9 times in this video. 
2) The "th" is silent in the world "them" [em].  You'll hear this word 5 times in this lesson. 
3) The phrase "have to" sounds like "hafta".  You'll hear it 3 times. 
4) The word "has" sounds like [ez].  The "h" is silent and the "a" sounds like a short "e" (3 times).  
5) The phrase "you on" [ya on] can be difficult to hear at first because thee are two vowels together.  You'll hear this 3 times in this video.  
6) Combinations of sounds are also difficult to hear sometimes.  This video lessons includes the following combinations: 

-- I need you to [I need ja da];
-- I want you to [I want chu da];
-- try to keep him [try da keep im];
-- trying to go to [tryin da go da]
.

Missing Words and Phrases (41):  Going to [gonna] (5 times); has [ez] (2 times); has he [ez ee]; have [av]; have to [hafta] (3 times); he [ee] (4 times); here [ere] (2 times); him [im] (3 times); I've got them [I got em]; just going to keep you on [juss gonna keep ya on]; just stay [juss stay]; kind of [kind a]; need you to [need ja da]; needs to [needs da]; them [em] (5 times); to [da]; to me [ta me]; to you [ta you]; try to keep him [try da keep im]; trying to go to bed [tryin da go da bed]; want you to [want chu da]; with you [with ya]; you on [ya on] (2 times).

Transcript:

{You can hear someone breathing.}

911. 
One.
Hello?  911. 
One.
Excuse me? 
One.
Are you there?
Tell him. "One".
One, three, four, four. [1]
What's wrong?  What's wrong?
Um, my dad can't hardly breathe. [2]
Ok.  Hold on a second, ok? 
Ok.
How old are you?
I'm 5 years old.
Ok.  What's your name?
Savannah.
Ok, Savannah.  Hold on.  I'm getting ____ dispatched, ok?
Ok.  He ________ come real fast.
Ok, Savannah,  I have ____ on their way.  Is your daddy still awake?
Yeah.
Ok.  Is your front door unlocked, Savannah?
Uh, is our front door unlocked?  No.
Ok, Savannah.  Can you go unlock that front door for me?
Sure. 
Ok.
{Unclear.} Don't worry, dad. {Unclear.}  Ok.
Ok, Savannah.  Is the door unlocked?
Uh, yes.
Ok.  _____ your daddy ever had problems like this before?
Uh, what?
Has your daddy ever had this problem before?
Yes.
Ok.  ______ been sick?
Uh, no.
Ok.  Is _____ still awake?
Yes.
Ok, Savannah.  Just make sure {stop}.  Just _______________ awake, ok?
Yeah.
Ok.  I have ____ on the {stops}.  I have the ambulance on the way. 
Ok.
I'm ________ keep ______ the phone, ok?
Ok.  We're in our jammies [3] and we're ___________________, but he can't hardly breathe.
Ok.  Can he talk ______?
Um.  Dad, can you talk _____?
Ok.
Yes.
Ok.  Tell him the ambulance is on the way.
The ambulance are on the way.  [4]
Ok, Savannah.  _________ on the line with me, ok?
Ok.  Stay calm, dad.  I know you've had oxygen before, but...
Are you there, Savannah? 
Yeah, I'm still on the phone.
Ok.  Just, uh.  Just let me know if {stops}.  Keep _____ awake, ok?
Ok.  You _______ stay awake.
Just tell _____ the ambulance is on the way, so they'll be there, here in a minute.
Ok.  Um, they'll be here in just a minute.  The ambulance are on the way.  Ok. 
Just let me know...
He really needs oxygen.
He really needs oxygen?
Yes.  Real bad. [5]
Real bad?
Yes. 
Ok.  Well, they're on the way with it so they'll be there, here, in a minute.  I'm _________________________ the line.
Ok.
Tell me if _____ falls asleep or anything, alright?
Ok.
Is he still awake?
Yeah.
Ok.  And did you say he's been sick or anything?
Um, have you been sick?
No.
Has {stops}.  Can you ask _____ if this _____ ever happened before?
Has this ever happened?
No.  So far, so good.  He's still awake.
Hey, ask him if he has any _______ chest pain.
Do you have any chest pain?
Yes.
K. [6]
This is his first time.
Ok. _____________ on their way, so...
Ok.  We're in our jammies and I'm in a tank top [7] so I'll _______ get dressed. 
Ok.
I know what I'm ________ wear, but he really needs oxygen real fast.  Yes, the door's unlocked.
Ok.  You tell me when you can hear the ambulance, alright?
Ok.  I'm sorry, dad-dad.
You're doing a good job, Savannah.
Ok.  Um, his name is "Frank".
His name is "Frank"?  Well, you're doing a good job, alright, Savannah?  Just stay on the phone.  They should be getting there any minute.
Ok.  Like how many minutes?
Uh, probably only a couple.  They're on the way.  Just make sure your daddy stays awake.
Ok.  You _______ stay awake.  They'll be here in a couple minutes.  I can hear ____.
You can hear ____?
Yeah.
Ok, I may keep ______ the line till they get in the house, alright?
Ok.  It's ok, dad.  It's ok.
Is he still doing ok, Savannah?
Yes, he's ok.
Ok.
I'm {stops}.  I'll be in my room and I'll be putting on, um...
Say, Savannah?  I ___________ stay there with your daddy, ok? 
Ok.
I ___________ make sure that _____ stays awake, so...
Ok.  I got that.  And we ____ a dog that's really um small.
So he's friendly?
He's friendly. 
Ok.
He kind of barks.
He kind of barks?  That's alright though.
You, come on!  {Unclear}  Come on, little one.  Come ____!  Hurry!  Come ____!
Is your dad okay still?
Yeah.
Ok.
So far, so good.  Ok, we'll turn on the light.
Is _____ still awake, Savannah?
Yeah, he's still awake.
Ok.  The ambulance should be getting there any time.
Ok.  And he looks like he's real shaky.
Hold on, Savannah, ok?
Ok.  Is the fireman there, Savannah?
Um, I don't know...  Uh, yeah.  They're here.
Alright, Savannah.  They're in the house now?
No.  I see the red and white.
Alright, Savannah.  Just tell me when they get in the house, ok?  And I'll disconnect ________.
Ok.  I am real shaky too, so...
You're real shaky too? 
Yeah.
Well, they're there _____ help your daddy, so don't be scared, ok?
Ok.  Are they there? 
{Voices in the background.}
Hey, Savannah.  You did a good job, ok?
{They are in} the room.
Alright, Savannah.  You did a good job!
It's ok, daddy.  I'm ________ go put on...
Ok, I'm ________, I'm ________ go disconnect, ok?
Yeah.

Notes:

[1] 1344 = The man is telling the girl his address and the girl is repeating the numbers to 911.
[2] My dad can't hardly breathe = The normal way to say this is "My dad can hardly breathe."
[3] jammies = pajamas.
[4] The ambulance are on the way = Since she uses the word "are" (plural), maybe she thinks that the word "ambulance" is "ambulants" (plural) or some form of the word "ants" (plural).
[5] Real bad = very badly. 
[6] K = Ok = Okay.  They're all the same.
[7] Tank top = a type of sleeveless shirt.

Answers: 

1) them [em]
2) needs to [needs da]
3) them [em]
4) Has [ez]
5) Has he [ez ee]
6) he [ee]
7) try to keep him [try da keep im]
8) them [em]
9) going to [gonna]
10) you on [ya on]
11) trying to go to bed [tryin da go da bed]
12) to you [ta you]
13) to me [ta me]
14) Just stay [juss stay]
15) him [im]
16) have to [hafta]
17) him [im]
18) just going to keep you on [juss gonna keep ya on]
19) he [ee]
20) him [im]
21) has [ez]
22) kind of [kind a]
23) I've got them [I got em]
24) have to [hafta]
25) going to [gonna]
26) have to [hafta]
27) them [em]
28) them [em]
29) you on [ya on]
30) want you to [want chu da]
31) need you to [need ja da]
32) he [ee]
33) have [av]
34) here [ere]
35) here [ere]
36) he [ee]
37) with you [with ya]
38) to [da]
39) going to [gonna]
40) going to [gonna]
41) going to [gonna]