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THANK YOU, HAMISH NORBROOK!

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Friday, 1st March 2013

    I think it would be fair to thank the creator of the digital learning means for the learners around the World - the "Learning English" website, the "Mailing List" through the radio programmes "The Network" and eventually this Message Board.

    It was amazing project - to teach INTERNET using the.... RADIO! I'm not sure if some young people could do this now - to learn something from the AIR....

    I was excited first - I managed to know everything about HTML. browsers, search engines, Usenet, FTP.... and I became connected at last to the Net myself...., but later I became suspicious that this Internet activity may kill the.... RADIO! And it really happened.... There were less and less good series on the BBC English, there were less people who listened to the radio programmes, the frequencies were closed one after another.... During the past decade they cancelled English teaching completely and left only bilingual programmes....

    Now this Message Board turned virtually into pure VISUAL means for interaction....

    I suggested some "listening feedback" almost from the very beginning.... But I didn't manage to persuade neither list members, nor the BBC presenters...

    My attempts to set something similar on the Board also failed.... Well...people prefer to learn in a different way! And I HEAR in the Voxopop, that it is possible....

    Anyway, I would like to THANK HAMISH NORBROOK! The first "Speaking of English" programmes with his project introduction issued almost exactly 16 years ago......

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Friday, 1st March 2013

    Hello Alex S
    It's true. BBC Learning English is a very great website. Even though I cam here only for 3 months.

    However, it's pretty awful here will be closed after 30 minutes.
    I think the only thing we can do is that after 30 minutes keep introduce other to come here and learn English.

    No pressure, no stress, and just learn English!!!!!

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by Nori (U4687824) on Friday, 1st March 2013

    Alex,

    Hamish left BBC, right?

    Do you still remember Bee?

    Nori

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  • Message 4

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Friday, 1st March 2013

    I think the only thing we can do is that after 30 minutes keep introduce other to come here and learn English.  You mean to read old threads? smiley - biggrin Will you do it?

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  • Message 5

    , in reply to message 3.

    Posted by Alex S (U4744604) on Friday, 1st March 2013

    Hamish "was" left.... In 2005....
    Bee Spat had two children..... I remember Alice told about it....
    Maybe she devoted herself to a housewife career....

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