29: Christmas Movies

Easy English: Learn English with everyday conversations

Nov 27 2023 • 22 mins

It's the end of November which can only mean one thing... Christmas is coming! Mitch and Isi have a gift for you in the form of the first episode from their new series 'Slow Easy English'; a way for beginners to intermediates to improve their everyday English. Later on, Mitch and Isi bring three films each to the table to decide which is the best Christmas film of all time! Interactive Transcript Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership Show Notes Slow Easy English Episode One! : RESTAURANT CONVERSATION in SLOW ENGLISH (https://youtu.be/LLLJwE6vr2k) (Super Easy English 24) Transcript Mitch: [0:01] Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah, Intro Mitch: [0:50] We're there. We're trying to get in there before everyone else. Isi: [0:54] We are in Christmas mood! Mitch: [0:56] We are in Christmas mood. (Wait.) Isi: [0:59] This is Amarula on ice, which is very much, probably only for us, I don't know if other people also do that for Christmas. It's a Christmassy drink for us. I think other people, for that, choose Baileys, but Baileys for me is too creamy. Mitch: [1:16] What is Amarula? Isi: [1:18] Amarula is a liquor made out of the marula fruit. I know it from Namibia, but I think it's originally from South Africa and it's a fruit that elephants eat from the trees. That's why there's a big elephant on it. Did you know it before me? Mitch: [1:34] I'd always seen it. I'd always seen it. I always thought, oh, that looks a bit like Baileys. But whereas Baileys... Baileys is kind of... it's almost a dessert rather than a liqueur. Isi: [1:46] Amarula is also creamy. Mitch: [1:48] Yeah, it looks almost identical to Baileys, right? What is the alcohol? Because Baileys is whiskey. Isi: [1:53] Ah, good... I don't know. Maybe it's just the fruit, maybe it's like fermented fruit or something. Mitch: [2:01] Oh maybe, Amarula alcohol. Isi: [2:04] It's a bit more boozy than Bailey's. Mitch: [2:07] Ah, yeah it is actually the marula fruit, which has started to ferment. (Ha!) So it's almost like a vodka of... where is marula fruit like native to? Isi: [2:19] Well, definitely the southern part of the African continent. Mitch: [2:26] South Africa and also in parts of West Africa. Isi: [2:30] Yeah. Mitch: [2:31] It's nice though, and it is Christmasy, which is... the theme of this week's podcast, hate us or not, you're going to have to listen. Support Easy English and get interactive transcripts and bonus content for all our episodes: easyenglish.fm/membership