Participation
in Extensive listening challenge, October 2014



15 minutes
0.25h

TV: HK channel 5: news

45 minutes
0.75h

TV: HK channel 5: something like the dating game

41 minutes
0.68h

TV: HK channel 5: 红高粱 (red sorghum / Das Rote Kornfeld)

3 minutes
0.05h

some nature show about mountain goats (on the flight to HK)

90 minutes
1.5h

A World Without Thieves 天下无贼 (115 mins. minus many long silences)

20 minutes
0.33h

TV: channel 5 in HK hostel: some home makeover show

2 minutes
0.03h

http://popupchinese.com/lessons/elementary/opportunity-knocks

3 minutes
0.05h

radio:【文艺日记本】放牛班的春天

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: The Marriage of True Minds, October 31, 2011

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: The Art of the Paraphrase, October 24, 2011 (2nd listen: better this time)

20 minutes
0.33h

justlearnchinese: the-eyes-behind-me-elementary [whole story less padding ~= 20mins]

5 minutes
0.08h

justlearnchinese: the-eyes-behind-me-elementary [9-11] (finished first listen; I did this one without any intensity, no stopping to look up any words; I maybe understood 30% of what what going on, but even that much was pretty satisfying.)

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: The Art of the Paraphrase, October 24, 2011

4 minutes
0.07h

【文艺日记本】秀兰邓波儿
【文艺日记本】狮子王
(less 1 minute for English music with no Chinese)

5 minutes
0.08h

【文艺日记本】让我们荡起双桨
【文艺日记本】蜗牛

4 minutes
0.07h

radio:【文艺日记本】陈升:我一直在玩儿

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary
Emergency Evacuation
October 5, 2011

4 minutes
0.07h

radio:【文艺日记本】西雅图:雨是城的泪

4 minutes
0.07h

radio: 【文艺日记本】《肖申克的救赎》: 世间最美的陪伴

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: Mid-Autumn Depression, October 3, 2011

8 minutes
0.13h

justlearnchinese: the-eyes-behind-me-elementary

2 minutes
0.03h

justlearnchinese: the-eyes-behind-me-elementary [1/11]

6 minutes
0.1h

the-eyes-behind-me-elementary [2-4]

1 minutes
0.02h

FluentU: Taking time off work 请假

2 minutes
0.03h

Growing up with Chinese Lesson 14: Directions

4 minutes
0.07h

Growing up with Chinese Lesson 36: Compliments

1 minutes
0.02h

FluentU: Calling in Delivery

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: Innovation in the Chinese Dairy Industry; September 8, 2011 (two listens)

29 minutes
0.48h

Sealed with a kiss (千山暮雪) Ep 01 (1/2) (Youtube)

3 minutes
0.05h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: Running with Scissors, September 19, 2011

38 minutes
0.63h

TV sitcom: "When Mom Moved In" Ep 01 (Youtube)

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: The Chinese Ice Phobia, August 22, 2011

20 minutes
0.33h

movie: Mao's Last Dancer (first hour, ~20 mins. of Chinese)

5 minutes
0.08h

movie: Mao's Last Dancer (remaining 52 mins, not much Chinese)

75 minutes
1.25h

watched the movie A Touch of Sin (天注定); it's 129 minutes altogether, so i think 75 minutes is a fair estimate of the amount of dialogue.

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: The Hottest Hotpot in Beijing, July 27, 2011

1 minutes
0.02h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: Crime and Cryptocurrency, July 5, 2011

2 minutes
0.03h

music video: "全世界我最喜欢你" (subtracting a lot of time for instrumentals and repetition)

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: The Beijing Ikea, July 20, 2011

3 minutes
0.05h

Growing up with Chinese Lesson 57 Having a hair cut (2nd listen)

7 minutes
0.12h

justlearnchinese: Elementary Level Chinese readings: Story 窗外 (Outside of the Window)

3 minutes
0.05h

Learn Mandarin Online Mini Story – 分手 Breakup (Beginner to Elementary)

3 minutes
0.05h

Growing up with Chinese Lesson 57 Having a hair cut

22 minutes
0.37h

justlearnchinese: a-real-mystery-story-in-lop-nur--elementary (I did this as a relatively intense listening exercise, making sure I understood each sentence before proceeding.)

18 minutes
0.3h

justlearnchinese: chinese-readings-a-real-mystery-story-in-lop-nur-失踪-missing-elmentary
(listening a second time, this time without stopping to consult dictionaries, except to remind myself of words that I half remember. 18 minutes this time, because i realized that there are a total of 4 minutes of padding for a net run-time of 20 mins. so, to make up for the extra 2 minutes i logged for the first listen, i'm subtracting an extra two minutes here. future listenings of this will be logged as 20 mins. each.)

4 minutes
0.07h

Youtube: FluentU: "Facing the Ladies" and "How are you so busy?"

10 minutes
0.17h

CCTV: Growing up with Chinese, Episode 99 [15min, less intro and scattered English]
(This was really good for my current level! Easy enough to understand a lot, subtitles to help follow along, and vocab/grammar review with flashbacks and additional examples. Awesome resource!!)

1 minutes
0.02h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: An Evening at the Rock and Roll Club

22 minutes
0.37h

今晚80后脱口秀: 曾经那些都是为我们好的事 (subtracted ~3 minutes of English; and abandoning this episode)

5 minutes
0.08h

FluentU: Following in My Father's Footsteps - Part 1 of 2

2 minutes
0.03h

http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/home/content/3547/resemblence-and-looking-alike/

1 minutes
0.02h

http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/home/content/2906/prices-and-how-much/

1 minutes
0.02h

http://www.fluentu.com/chinese/home/content/3693/chinese-on-the-street-do-you-like-to-drink-tea-or-coffee/

2 minutes
0.03h

Youku: 视频: 大山侃大山 - 样片(beta 0.4版)Smell vs Smile (DaShan)

2 minutes
0.03h

Youku: 视频: 【拍客】大山表演汉语绝活 与大学生比拼绕口令 (DaShan teaching a tongue-twister)

6 minutes
0.1h

Youku: 中国好声音 第一季:大山《千年之恋》120817 中国好声音
cool song, still too hard to catch the vast majority of this clip.

5 minutes
0.08h

视频: 变形记20120119少年何愁回访完整版 易虎臣亲自下厨谢父母 吴宗宏信心十
too difficult, even with subtitles

14 minutes
0.23h

Youku: 视频: (HD高清)天象奇观-长江日全食全程直播实况1【CCTV10】 (astronomy show about an impending eclipse)
no subtitles?!

4 minutes
0.07h

Youku: 中央电视台春节联欢晚会 2011:四海之内皆兄弟 大山 艾迪 夏天 李天翼 梅友 茹 (DaShan & friends)
That was better. I actually understood some of the jokes and much of the subtitles. Still not easy listening, though.

10 minutes
0.17h

(streaming via tudou) CCTV10《文明密码-串珠珍品》详解李口镇菩提子加工厂
about how the Buddhist beads are made. (better than 80hou, but still hard to understand)

10 minutes
0.17h

YouKu: 今晚80后脱口秀 2014:王自健羡慕国民老公 20141018 (even with subtitles, still way too fast and colloquial for me...)
I need to find something better to listen to. Teacher recommended CCTV, and I think the science channel (CCTV10) might be good. But I haven't figured out how to stream the full shows yet.

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: The Saga of the Power Crystals, June 17, 2011 (several new words)

9 minutes
0.15h

快乐大本营20141004期:《亲爱的》引爆快本 赵薇何炅认亲

5 minutes
0.08h

Popup Chinese ~ Elementary, The Lecture Circuit, June 7, 2011
learned 超级

20 minutes
0.33h

qingting.fm: 今晚80后脱口秀: 王自健:80后这一代该寻找什么

2 minutes
0.03h

Popup Chinese: Squeak the Cat - May 24, 2011

25 minutes
0.42h

快乐大本营20140927期:鲜肉男模长腿挑逗萧亚轩 (finished)

10 minutes
0.17h

快乐大本营20140927期:鲜肉男模长腿挑逗萧亚轩

12 minutes
0.2h

快乐大本营20140927期:鲜肉男模长腿挑逗萧亚轩

24 minutes
0.4h

快乐大本营20140927期:鲜肉男模长腿挑逗萧亚轩

10 minutes
0.17h

今晚80后脱口秀: 王自健:茶余饭后的隐私和八卦

15 minutes
0.25h

今晚80后脱口秀: 王自健:80后这一代该寻找什么 (finished)
subtracted a couple minutes of senseless screaming

3 minutes
0.05h

FluentU: How to Live 500 Years

5 minutes
0.08h

Popup Chinese Crossover Madness

5 minutes
0.08h

Popup Chinese: Elementary: The Dumb, Illiterate Judge of Hakensaw County

30 minutes
0.5h

今晚80后脱口秀: 王自健:怎么治生活中那些奇特的病
I still can't understand enough to get a single joke, but that's to be expected. I'm just pleased to recognize the bits that I do, and occasionally hear a new word clearly enough that I can look it up in my dictionary.

5 minutes
0.08h

Melnyks: Lesson 027. Working in China. Office Vocabulary.

22 minutes
0.37h

今晚80后脱口秀: 王自健:关于菜鸟的那些事儿

31 minutes
0.52h

qingting.fm: 【金山夜话】新婚妻子拒绝夫妻生活
different voices, real full-speed speech, but comprehension severely compromised by the complexity and unfamiliarity

30 minutes
0.5h

qingting.fm - 今晚80后脱口秀
similar difficulty to the other radio station... i miss a lot, but i also get a lot of pieces... i think extensive listening might actually help here. at least the subject matter is interesting to me and i'm motivated to understand as much as i can.

5 minutes
0.08h

Melnyks, Lesson 016. Just a couple new words. Too easy.




Challenge time progress:100.0%
Goal progress:100.3%
Score15.04
Rank25th
Hours reported15.04
Goal15h