Harry seemed unprepared for the shows I have heard. He had trouble pronouncing names, added little or no commentary. What he added seemed like he was trying to be funny, but failed. His comedic timing was poor, his style unique, but not funny. His comments were basically liberal, which I normally like, but they added no value. He seemed to think the news itself was the joke, which it is, but I can get that on any news program. I am also a very eclectic listener when it comes it to music, and his choices were mostly poor. They did nothing but fill up time.
I just returned from a trip to Colombia and was thankful that I took these lessons. I was travelling with some bi-lingual people, but we were in areas where no English is spoken and sometimes I was on my own. I supplemented my lessons by finding translations of Colombian music (Juanes, Shakira, Aline) and by looking up some grammatical lessons elsewhere on the web. I also had a dictionary with me. The emails from the company were also very helpful.
To continue with these lessons, I would prefer that they be arranged by topic, such as "future conditional" or "Colombian slang". Otherwise, I am very happy. Any frustration one might feel attempting to listen to the speakers in the lessons is only a shadow of how it feels to talk with a real native. It really helped me prepare.
Spends just enough time developing the historical context, without getting bogged down in it. The personalities were always presented in an entertaining way. Spends a lot of time analyzing the philosophy, first presents it, then gives criticisms, some his, some historical. Focus is on Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza and Voltaire. Others are mentioned but not covered in detail.
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