Housing story

Watch and transcribe this TV package.

Here’s my transcription of the script.

Notice how it answers the geography questions. Notice how the sentences are quite short. Notice how Abigail uses simple, short words like “says” and “but.” Notice how she doesn’t need to name her contributors. Their caption tells us who they are. If she had mentioned them by name, we would have needed to see a shot of them.

Transcribing is a great way to teach yourself how to write for broadcast in English. Try to transcribe one TV or radio package a week.