Advanced English students may not need to improve their English just for simple communication. However, if you want to extend your vocabulary and articulate your ideas more clearly, either when speaking or writing, where do you go for advice and information?
Well, firstly, congratulations on coming to this blog! If I don’t have what you are looking for, just leave a comment below, and I will try to find it for you.
Secondly, I will link you to an episode of a TV show called Offsiders. This is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation sports show. I have inserted, below, part of the description of the show directly from the website. While there are many TV shows you could watch to improve your English, I particularly recommend the Offsiders because it features Gerard Whateley as a regular commentator. He is a word-smith! His descriptive language is consise and articulate, his vocabulary brilliant. While many commentators can ‘waffle’ (just go on and on and on etc), Gerard Whateley speaks deliberately and to the point. If you enjoy listening to him, try his other programs.
The Offsiders: About Us
Barrie Cassidy presents Offsiders on ABC TV each Sunday at 10:30am. The program also appears on ABC News 24 on Sundays at 2:30pm.
A show for anyone who’s serious about sport, Offsiders will provide challenging, insightful, humourous debate about the topic that dominates weekends.
Each week the program brings together the experience and insights of leading sporting commentators and other contributors representing a wide range of opinions.
Gerard Whateley is a broadcaster with ABC Radio Sport fronting the network’s AFL and horse racing coverage. He is an award winning journalist who has worked at the Herald Sun newspaper and for Channel Ten.
Here is the link to the Offsiders. Here is a link to the ABC (Offsiders) site where you can find transcripts to print out. If you want to improve your English writing skills, learn from these articulate, educated people.