Sunday, October 11, 2015

Listening Exercise about Large Kolo for Guinness



Let me introduce you to my nephew Aca who participated in the event called "Large Kolo for Guinness" which took place exactly a week ago in Novi Sad, Serbia. While watching and listening to this video you can do the following tasks:

A. Watch the video without listening to it at first (mute the audio) and try to guess:
  1. Kako se Aca oseća?
  2. Po čemu znate da se Aca tako oseća?
B. Now watch and listen to the video focusing on the words and phrases which confirm your previous answers.

C. Now watch and listen to the video for the third time and try to answer the following questions:
  1. Odakle je Aca?
  2. Kako je sve proteklo?
  3. Čega su se učesnici bojali?
  4. Zašto je ova manifestacija bitna?
  5. Koje izraze Aca koristi da iskaže zahvalnost što je sve dobro pošlo?
D. To expand your vocabulary try to recall which synonyms and phrases Aca uses instead of:
  1. "proteklo" 
  2. "bojati se"
  3. "bitan"

Grammar Exercise:


Monday, October 5, 2015

Guinness World Record Largest Folk Dance in Serbia

Guinness World Record Largest Folk Dance in Serbia

Over 12.000 participants prepares to break the Guinness World Record by simultaneously dancing a Kolo (a traditional dance from the Balkan states) in Novi Sad. The same string of participants stretched for kilometers and encircled several city blocks. 

The organization of the Veliko Kolo (Great Kolo) took months and it gathered organizations from 12 different countries in the region. The participants were coordinated by local staff and by a system of loudspeakers. Additionally, all those participating were assigned a barcode, which was then read by the event's officials at the end of the event and the results sent to the Guinness commission.

Preparation for Guinness Largest Kolo 


Serbian Kolo, Novi Sad 4th October 2015 




Listening Comprehension Exercise



  1. Koliko folkloraša učestvuje u Velikom kolu?
  2. Gde se održava svečano otvaranje?
  3. Iz kojih zemalja su učesnici?
  4. Koliko kilometara je dugačko kolo?
  5. Kada će biti završena ova manifestacija?



  1. Koliko autobusa je pristiglo u Novi Sad 4. 10. 2015.?
  2. Kog uzrasta su učesnici?
  3. Koliko kola su folkloraši igrali?
  4. Odakle je prvi sagovornik?
  5. Odakle je drugi sagovornik?
  6. Odakle je treći sagovornik?
  7. Iz koliko ukupno zemalja su učesnici?
  8. Koji uslovi moraju da se ispune da bi se oborio rekord?
  9. Kada će se dobiti zvanični izveštaj da li je rekord oboren?

Speaking Exercise

While watching the following video try do describe what you can see and what you know about this event:

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