Animals and the sounds they make!
Moo. Moo. Moo. Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo. Moo. Moo. Hey, cow. What are you doing? Moo. This is a cow, and the cow
lives in not a house, a barn. Do you like cows?
Are they delicious? I’m going to eat you, cow. Don’t do it!
Okay, so today… Hi, everyone out there. My name’s Ronnie. If you’ve
got children sitting around, bring them here, they’re going to
learn something, you’re going to learn something.
It’s going to be fantastic. I promise I won’t say bad words. Maybe just one. So, today I’m going
to teach you-moo, barn-animal sounds -fun, fun, fun-in English. And while your kids are
learning this, you are going to be practicing pronunciation. I even do it right now. So
learn English animal noises, practice your pronunciation, have fun with your kids, and
eat a hamburger. I can’t think of anything better for you to do right now. The first animal, as I said, delicious, is
chuck la moo a cow. A cow says moo. If I go up to the board here, I have a cow. A cow
says moo. Sometimes the sounds in English and the words that we use for the sounds are
the same. With a cow, it’s moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, moo, moo all around. If you’re really,
really, really good at cow noises, you can even go maaa. You try. No. Do it again. One more time. A cow goes… Yeah, I like it. I like it. Okay, next one. Quack, quack. Do you know
what noise that is or what animal makes that noise? Quack, quack, quack. It is a duck.
Quack. Now, a duck does not live in a barn. Quack. A duck lives in the water, and they’re
really cool because they can fly and swim. Awesome. Also delicious. I would eat duck.
Have you eaten duck? Quack. So, a duck says quack. Now, ladies and gentlemen, it’s really
difficult in English sometimes for me to hear if you are saying “duck” or if you are saying
“dog”. Everyone from around the world, I don’t care what country you’re from, this is really,
really hard, and this is where you get to practice your pronunciation. So, when you want
to say this guy-quack, quack-you’re going to say: “duck”. It rhymes with the word “truck”.
Mm-hmm. If you want to say man’s best friend, it’s a dog. Dog. Okay? I have a dog, he’s really cute. You want
to see him? You ready? Do you have a dog? This is my dog. Woof, woof. Sometimes dogs go
woof, woof. It depends how big they are. My dog’s pretty small and he says woof, woof. In English, a dog
says woof, woof. Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof. And he actually… Dogs don’t talk. Did
you know that? Oh, sorry, they do talk, but when they talk, the language they’re
lear-… It’s not English, it’s bark. So dogs bark, but the sound that we make is woof,
woof. And the language that they speak is bark. Not barf, bark. So, we have a dog says
woof, and we have a-I didn’t eat it-a duck says quack. Duck, dog. And this
guy is a cow, and he says moo. Woo-hoo. Next up, again we have to be careful with
our pronunciation because if you don’t say the “p” on this animal, sheep, or if you say
the e’s wrong, I think you’re saying ship. Ships don’t really make
any noises, do they? Kids, ships? No. Ships kind of go: “Unh,
I’m a ship.” But this guy, a sheep… A sheep says maaa or if
it’s a boy it says baaa. So boy sheep say baaa, and girl sheep say maaa,
maaa. Are you a boy sheep or a girl sheep? If you’re a boy
sheep, you go baaa. If you’re a girl sheep, go maaa. Make your best sheep noise. Go! Oo, I liked it. Okay, so sheep.
Baaa or maaa. Next one, one of my favourites. I’ve
ridden one. Oh, I’ve forgotten something. Delicious, delicious, never tried, Ronnie hates sheep. This is the only food
that people really, really, really like, lamb, mutton also known
as. Guess what? That’s a sheep you’re eating. It’s probably the only animal that I don’t
like to eat. So, please don’t ever feed me sheep or lamb. I will… I just
won’t eat it. I don’t like it. The next one up, one of my personal favourites is
ee-aw, ee-aw. Ready? Ee-aw. Or we say hee-haw. I like ee-aw better. It is one of the most
funny animals in the world, a donkey. Ee-aw. Do you have a pet donkey? I don’t. I have
a dog, not a donkey. This is a donkey. Donkeys say ee-aw. Mm-hmm. Next up, [snorts] we have a pig. Delicious again.
Now, unfortunately, I lost my pig. I don’t have a pig anymore. I think somebody
ate my pig. They had bacon, or pork, or a nice roast. So I don’t have a pig, but I have
a picture of a pig if you’d like to see. His name’s Bob. This is my pig, Bob.
And pigs say oink, oink. They also do something called snort, so they go [snorts]. Try it. [Snorts]. You got to breathe in
through your noise. [Snorts]. Or if you can’t do the [snorts],
which is super cool, you can go oink, oink, oink, oink. So pigs… So oink or [snorts]. Now,
this noise, in English, we say snort. Sometimes when we laugh a lot, [snorts],
we snort when we laugh. That’s funny. A little embarrassing for some people. I think
it’s pretty funny. Do you snort when you laugh? Have you ever had milk? Mm-hmm. You drink the
milk and you laugh, and it comes out your nose? [Snorts]. Milk everywhere.
Fun times. This little guy, he’s a mouse. Squeak, squeak.
“Mice” in the plural, but “mouse” in the singular. He’s really, really, really, really small.
“I’m a mouse and I like to eat cheese.” So this is adorable little mouse.
Do you eat mice? Ronnie’s never eaten a mouse.
Have you eaten a mouse? Do you know what?
If you barbequed me a mouse, I would probably eat
it, and it would say: “Squeak, squeak, squeak, don’t eat me, Ronnie. Squeak,
squeak, squeak. I’m just a mouse. Give me some cheese.” I’m not going to eat him.
He’s too cute. So, a cow says moo, a duck says quack, a
dog says woof, a sheep says baaa or maaa, a donkey says ee-aw, a pig says oink or [snorts]
if you want, and a mouse says squeak, squeak. Are you ready for some more? Are you ready?
Yeah, okay. Let’s go. What’s next? Oh, this guy, this guy.
One of my favourites. Ribbit. Can you do that? Ribbit. It’s taken me years to perfect that.
This guy is called-ribbit-a frog. He does not live in a barn. He lives in a pond
or in water, and yeah, I’ve eaten him, too. Damn, I just eat all the animals. That’s all right.
Ribbit. So, the name of this guy is a frog, and the noise that he makes or she makes is ribbit,
ribbit, ribbit. Now, I bet you you can jump like a frog. I can jump like a frog. Ribbit,
ribbit. Can you jump like a frog? Try it. Get your Mom and Dad to do it, too. Come on,
Mom and Dad, jump. Are you a frog family now? Good. Uh-oh, uh-oh. Hide, everyone, hide. It’s a
snake. Do you like snakes? Snakes are quite silly, aren’t they? This is a purple snake,
and sometimes snakes are poisonous, so that means they will bite you and you will die.
Have you eaten snake? I haven’t. Have I…? Nope, I’ve never eaten snake. Maybe that’s
next for dinner for Ronnie is eat a snake. Snakes make a hiss noise, so this guy goes
ssss, ssss. When you are learning to speak English, it’s really, really, really important
that you be able to say “ssss”, and not “shh” or “cr-lah”, any other noises. So, ladies and
gentlemen, when you say this sound: ssss, your teeth, your mouth is a little bit open,
and your tongue is putting the air through so it’s a really nice ssss, “s” sound. This
will help you. One thing that’s difficult in English is the difference between the “ssss”
sound and the “shh” sound. Now, when you want to say this animal, the sheep, you got to
make a mouth like this and go: “Shheep”. It’s like you’re telling someone to be quiet,
so it’s sheep. You don’t want to say “seep”, you want to say “sheep”. When you make the snake
“s” it’s like ssss, so you say “ssssnake”. Good. Oh. Meow. Oh, uh-oh. What is it? Meow.
Do you know what that is? Meow, meow, meow, meow,
meow, meow, meow. Oh, it’s a cat. Meow. Do you
have a cat in your house? Does your cat have a name? Meow. I had a cat. I didn’t eat it. I
know you were thinking I ate it. It ran away. So, his name was Fluffy, and when
I was a child, I was five years old and the cat just ran away. I don’t know where he is,
but the noise that a cat makes says meow. So, a cat says meow. Meow. Now, maybe your
cat has babies or one baby. A baby cat is called a kitten, and a kitten, because it’s
not old enough to talk properly yet, says mew, mew. Okay, let’s try.
A cat says meow, and a kitten says mew. If cats and kittens and lions and tigers and bears are really
happy, they will do something called purr. I don’t know how to purr. [Purrs]. No, can’t.
Can you purr? [Purrs]. Oop, that’s better. [Purrs]. Oh, I’m purring. [Purrs and pants].
So when you touch a cat’s back or when you pet the cat, it goes [purrs].
It means: “Yeah, I like that! Woo-hoo!
Pet me more, ma.” Next up, oo, another cat, big cat, it’s called
a lion. It’s got big hair. Lions make the noise roar. They open their…
Can you roar like a lion? Do it. Mm, louder. Do it again. Roar. Be a crazy lion. Roar. So lions make
the noise and the sound of roar. Roar. But you just can’t say… You’re never going to see
a lion go roar. You got to roar like a lion. Oh, one of my favourites, the good old rooster.
Now, the rooster, you might look at this and go: “Ronnie, that’s
clearly a chicken,” and delicious, but a
rooster’s a boy chicken. And the cool thing about boy chickens is they have
mohawks right there. So they’re punk rock chickens. And roosters do not lay eggs, because
they’re boys. You see? So, a boy chicken has a mohawk and it does not lay an egg. The
noise it makes is one of my favourite. Maybe you have a rooster near your house. Maybe
you’re sleeping and in the morning, very early in the morning, you hear cock-a-doodle-doo. That was this guy. Roosters
say cock-a-doodle-doo. Your chance. Go. Ready?
Cock-a-doodle-doo. Cock-a-doodle-doo, cock-a-doodle-doo. So, roosters, boy chickens, cock-a-doodle-doo.
Girl chickens… Girl chickens talk too, they say bawk, bawk, bawk. Bawk, bawk,
bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk. I don’t know how to spell that, though. You can
practice. Girl chickens say bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk, and boy chickens say
cock-a-doodle-doo. Cock-a-doodle-doo. It depends
on how manly they are. One of my favourite
animals, never eaten it, it’s very, very difficult
for me to see these because I don’t really live in a tree and
hang out at nighttime. This is an owl. Maybe you have seen lots of movies with owls. Now,
owls are supposed to be really, really smart. I don’t know whether they’re that smart.
Hey, owl, are you smart? “Yes.” Oh, this guy’s really smart, he
told me. An owl makes a noise like hoot. So if we write it in English, it says hoot. But if you listen to it, it’s almost
like he’s asking a question, he’s saying: “Who? Who?” Who? You. “I am an owl,” I say. Who? So
it’s like the English question: Who? The last one, maaa, maaa, is a horse.
Maaa. Horses are delicious. No. I’ve eaten a horse, too. I’ve eaten horse in Japan. And
the cool thing about a horse is they make a sound like this [claps], that’s a horse running. There’s
a horse, there’s a horse. So the horses make the noise, we call it a neigh, but
when you do it with a sound it goes neigh, neigh. So, I want you right now think about this:
Which one is your favourite animal? Cow, duck, dog, sheep, pig,
frog, snake, cat, kitten. Today you have a very,
very important thing to do. You must act like this animal and only
speak like this animal for five minutes. I always pick cat because I think
that we could have conversations. Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow,
meow, meow (www.engvid.com), meow, meow, meow, meow, meow,
meow, meow, like a cat, meow. Meow, meow, meow,
meow, meow, meow. Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow. Meow.