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Audio Assignment – Make’em Laugh!

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Happy People

So here is the assignment, which I have copied and pasted from here Find a good, brief joke in a language other than your mother tongue; if you don;t know any other languages this might be a good way to start learning. Record your voice telling the joke focusing on pronunciation and try to make it sound as natural as you can with appropriate vocal inflections. Add a (cc) music track underneath (maybe from jamendo.com) and a laugh track (soungle.com is a good source) at the end. I got the joke from this website.  This joke is not that funny, but I did recognize some of the words, and that was what got me to use it.  Spanish is not my native language as you can probably tell.

Here is the joke:

Unos tíos están subidos a un árbol cuando les ve un policía.

Some guys are up in a tree when a policeman sees them.

– Pero, bueno, ¿ustedes qué hacen ahí? Venga hombres, bajen. ¡No sea que se caigan y se rompan algo!

“Well, what are you all doing there? Come on men, come down. Let’s not have any of you falling and breaking something!”

Y cuando llegan al suelo…

And when they arrive on the ground . . .

– A ver, ¿ustedes quiénes son?

“O.K. now, who are you?”

-¡Pucha, qué memoria! ¡Los del árbol!

“Geez, what a memory! The ones from the tree!”

I creepily took the photo for this post from Create Commons on Flickr, here.  They just looked so happy.

Assignment worth three stars.

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