Everyday Speech: Samples of your own talk

These videos are exerpts of your own spoken conversations for you to use as a source for your transcription. The next step is to transcribe these conversations, ensuring you don’t use text language, but this time write your transcript in full, and add information about the sounds, facial expressions, pauses, interruptions and everything you can of the para-linguistic aspects of the conversation.

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Sam, Grant and Jamel

Sam: Who do you think is better Messi or Ronaldo?

Grant: Ronaldo.

Sam: how can you say Ronaldo is better? He’s not even good.

Grant: who do know then?

Sam: because Messi is a lot better.

Grant: what do you think?

Jamel: I don’t know I’m more of a tennis person.

Sam: Messi, look at all the things Messi has done, 91 goals in a season, in a
calendar year, 70 goals in a season and look how old Ronaldo is, he is 2 years

Grant: it’s not much of a difference.

Sam: yeah there is.

Grant: not really.

Sam: Messi hasn’t reached the potential yet Ronaldo’s done.

Grant: no he’s not, he has years left.

Sam: naah not really, Ronaldo is not good anyway.

Grant: sure (sarcastically)

Sam: he’s gonna retire.

Grant: what about Messi.

Sam: he needs to stay out of Barcelona or go to bandura.

Grant: there better than Barcelona.

Sam: not really.

Grant: what do you think Jamel?

Jamel: I’m more of a tennis person.

Author: Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

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