When you’re to be interviewed for a broadcast program on TV and you’re based some distance away from the TV station concerned, although sometimes just an audio track will be used as in radio “down the line”, you’re likely to go to a related TV studio closer to where you live and be interviewed “down the line.” More convenient and cheaper all around. There, you’ll be interviewed via an ISDN line while sitting in front of a remote camera and conversing with an unseen interviewer.
This was a question I asked when discussing Globish with my good friend and German teacher Angelika, and I decided to investigate further. Did I find a group of well-meaning academics trying to invent some sort of anglicized Esperanto? Not at all. [Read more…]
Here, to go with today’s article about Globish – a simplified version of English designed to help all cultures understand each other as English-as-second-language speakers – is the full list of their 1,500 base words.
Enjoy – and practice using them! As it says in the main article, you can check how your text works (or not) in Globish by using their handy scanner here.
Sorry, you’ll have to scroll as I don’t know how to create columns on here! [Read more…]
Having written literally thousands of speeches for clients over many years, I firmly believe in the discipline scripts provide so that from there, you make a natural yet well structured presentation.