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Spoken English: Things You Should Know.

Have you ever written down (transcribed) a conversation between native or proficient speakers of English?

If you have, you will know that natural conversation is far more chaotic, far less structured than written text. It contains lots of reformulation, repetition, false starts, incomplete sentences, formulaic phrases, and unfinished questions.

My Co-Workers are simply the best! (or Not)

These are two hilarious videos on how co-workers cope with annoying situations from different perspective:

Catherine Tate is back! In this really funny video, she plays the part of a pesky co-worker who expects everyone to pay attention to her silliness. Check it out!

The other video  takes place in an American office. Cindy Delmont is a voluptuous lady who works for a big corporate body. She claims to have been harassed by a co-worker. Her boss, nastily, gets on her nerves because he can't make out what was really going on.

Are co-workers meant to be that annoying?

One, two…ELEVEN!

Two co-workers are fascinated by the new voice-recognition lift installed in their workplace. They get into the lift, comment on the cutting-edge system, and are prepared to undergo a unique experience. But there is an unexpected (not really) problem: they speak Scottish! So the machine has a bit of a job trying to recognize the floor selected.