Making Videos for the Internet

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Tom creates videos for a political satire website. In this interview Tom, a New Yorker, describes his website, what it is like to direct and edit these videos, experimenting and the entertainment value of his videos. Focus on: the vocabulary of new media, adjectives, uses of the verb "to make", the progressive form and using the expressions "has to do with" and "the big picture."

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Internet: Communicating in New Media

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Tom creates videos for a political satire website. In this interview, Tom, a New Yorker discusses the future of new media, his website and its future, the budgets of these videos, how he personally uses the Internet and the way the Internet has changed our way of communicating. Focus on: the expression "million-dollar question", uses of "new" and "news", future in the past, use of numbers as measurement, the contraction "don't and making adverbs.

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A Hiking Philosophy

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Tom is an American filmmaker working in New York whose favorite hobby is hiking. Hiking is a sport in which one walks a great distance for pleasure, exercise or physical training. In this interview, Tom talks about his life-long tradition of hiking with his brothers, how he trains for the big trip, his philosophy of hiking, the kind of equipment he needs and how hiking makes him feel.Focus on: uses of the verbs "was born" and "grew up", sports verbs and –ing endings, uses of "to get in shape" and "to keep in shape", the expression, 'manna from heaven", nouns, using the past tense, relative clauses, making adjectives from nouns.

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