Superlistening – The BUWOG Affair
Here’s a superstory about supercorruption in superclean Europe. Supersound makes for superlistening practice. Great English-language voiceover.
I recommend this video for general listening practice. The English is clear, well pronounced and reasonably slow. The video is a graphic novel that explains “the BUWOG Affair”—one of the biggest cases of corruption in Europe.
Teachers may like to use it in class or for homework. If you create any worksheets to go with it, please let me know!
Please share your opinions in the comments below.
graphic novel (noun): a novel in comic-strip format, applied here to video
affair (noun): a situation that causes strong public feeling, usually of moral disapproval
corruption (noun): dishonest or fraudulent behaviour by people in power
By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub December 2017
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.
Hana ra says:
Thank you for your Super Interesting Video share.
I agree about the language clearness and easiness to be grasped but the topic itself unfortunately cannot be used with intermediate learners in class. I will be grateful if you can supply me such kind of videos dealing with other topics such as pollution or English educational school systems or tragedies and accidents. Thank you so much.
Sir, I also like your all superwords. 😀 I like to use the word ‘super’ these days.
Thank you so much for this superlistening. ^_^
Wow! A supercorruption case will be disclosed. I hope…. :))
However, when I think about a disclosure of person’s action on corruption, there will be so many parties involved may be revealed, too. It’s like a long glue that stuck on a long bench.. 😀
Yes, Sir. The English is so clear to hear. However, I should listen again since I lack vocabulary. ^^
Unfortunately, I myself cannot trust to politicians anymore because they are corrupt and also liar.
You can see that they say many lies to their people every day.
Bijan from the Persian Gulf
Corruption is a right word for that action, because it is rotting the society.
The video is interesting, meaningful and easy to understand! I like it.
But I hate corruption! Sometimes it is hard to believe, that people can be SO greedy…
Dara and me see eye to eye. Nowadays corruption is the biggest problem in everycountry.
It is the corruption of the top ones that make instability of our societies.
And whoever thought that politicians could be so corrupt? I mean, taking money from the people they are paid to represent! That’s almost unheard of.