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  Weekender 2006 / 7  


- Bloopers


- Deception


- Diamonds


- Politeness

Embarrassed man in a radio studio
I can't believe I just said that!

This week: when things go wrong in radio. We hear some famous radio 'bloopers', where everything goes wrong while the presenters are on air. We explore vocabulary related to mistakes and radio. Practise the phrases you learn in the programme with the table below.

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Vocabulary used in the show
a blooper an embarrassing or funny mistake made when recording a television or radio programme
to slip upto make a mistake
a technical problema problem with euipment or systems
to get the gigglesto laugh quietly and uncontrollably at something in a rather childish way
she can't contain herselfshe can't take control of her emotions
dead airsilence (in radio)
to ad lib, to improviseto make things up as you going along, without preparation or script
getting him to pay is like getting blood from a stoneit's very difficult to get him to pay
the conversation dried up the conversation stopped because no-one knew what to say
awkward silencesuncomfortable silences


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