BBC Programme “Coinneach”

Coinneach: Introduction and Guidelines…

Gordon was a guest on BBC Scotland’s programme Coinneach on 01/07/05 on which the presenter was Derek MacAoidh. From these pages you can access an audio extract from the programme in which Gordon talks about his early childhood in India, among other things, supplemented with a transcription, English translation, and notes for learners.

This is an opportunity for Gaelic learners to listen to unscripted conversation at natural speed. As a listening exercise it will be best suited to those learners who already have a good grasp of the core grammar of Gaelic, and are looking to expand their vocabulary and train their ears to natural spoken language. The best thing is to listen to the soundfile first without looking at either the transcription or translation.