Listening Comprehension - British AND Australian accents

Job #6006

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Job # 6006 Listening Comprehension - British AND Australian accents

Posted Date
Jan 22, 2008 @ 12:45
Respond By
Feb 5, 2008
Word Count
1040
Budget
$1000
Language
English (British)
Gender
Both
Age Range
-
Category
Educational

Job Description

Project Details:

We need...
(a) conversations & dialogues
(b) Monologues

based on the scripts addressing

(a) classroom discussions among 2-3 speakers
(b) conversations while shopping, traveling
(c) documentaries by a single speaker
(d) a tutorial on the academic topic
(e) a news item etc.

It is a total 13 - 14 hours job. Some part of it would require only one speaker and rest will require 2 or more speakers (Males as well as Females).

The matter does not require much of editing as we do not need background voices or music in most of the recordings. It is just that according to some of the scripts (20 - 30%)...
(1) a news item or a documentary programme must begin with some music making it possible for the listener to comprehend it.
(2) voice in a tele-conversation must seem real
(3) some background voices or whispers must be there when two students are conversing in a canteen in the college.


We want a total of 11 speakers for this project. 5 Out of 11 speakers should have English (Australian) accent. There will be 100 situations altogether (out of which 2 situations are given in the sample script). One speaker will not record more than 10 situations (either alone or in a conversation).

All the recordings will be the copyright of the TCY Learning Solutions (P) Ltd.

Please find a portion of the script below for audition purposes. Full script available in attachment.


Narrator



Narrator: Practice listening test 9
This is a practice listening test by Better Think
You will hear a number of different recordings and you will have to answer the questions on what you hear. There would be time for you to read the instructions and questions and you will have a chance to check your work. All the recordings will be played once only. Write all your answers in the listening question booklet.
Now turn to Situation 1 of Practice listening test 9
------ Pause for 5 sec -----
Narrator: Situation one.
In a moment you are going to hear a conversation between two cousins Michael and James. First you have some time to look at questions 1 to 5
------ Pause for 10 sec -----
You will see that there is an example which has been done for you. On this occasion only the conversation relating to this will be played first.

Dialogue - Michael is female voice, James is soft/shrill male voice.



Michael : Hi James, how are you? It has been a long time I last met you. So I thought I’ll check up just in case….
James : Ah hi Sissy. How’r you? Well I haven’t been able to venture out of my house for social calls the past few days.
Michael : Oh really, have you been that busy?
James : In a way yes. Though how fruitful, I can’t say yet.
Michael : Well James, don’t put me onto a guessing game.
James : Not really. I have been out of job for sometime now and have been on the lookout for another one.

Speaker (heavy voice, Male)



“All the word’s a stage” said Shakespeare. The artist… playing different roles….leave the stage one day. But there are a few who leave the stage but are always remembered for their roles.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have gathered here to pay tribute to the person, who served this company for 30 years. I still remember that day, when I received a list of 30 candidates for the two posts of executives in our company. Mr. Bradman’s name was at the bottom. I was; and still I am… very selective. I go on to test everything in a person by asking him a lot of questions. Many amongst you have experienced it. Since 1996, when my son Richard joined the company as Managing Director and I retired from that post, the procedure has changed. Anyway, after taking their interview, I short-listed four candidates, who were experienced and passionate for the job. It was very difficult for me to select two amongst them. It occurred to me that I should give all of them a chance and see who are better. After five days, my staff reported that Mr. Bradman’s performance was the best. And then came the number of Nicky, who is now holding the post of Chief Executive Director, after Mr. Bradman’s demise. Mr. Bradman joined this company in the year 1973. Within 6 months, he was promoted as team leader. Now, if I talk of his 3 years served as team leader, I am sure it will be a big inspiration for the team leader sitting amongst us. The monthly sales of his team, which were two hundred fifty thousand pounds in 1973, rose to seven hundred and forty thousand by 1976. He was promoted further. And then… promotion after promotion, award after award.

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