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Y gyntaf o ddwy raglen arbennig fydd yn edrych ar gystadleuaeth 'Dysgwr y Flwyddyn' Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Ynys Mon 2017. First of two programmes about the Learner of the Year ...


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-I've come to Anglesey...

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-..for the first round of the 2017

-Learner of the Year competition.

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-Welcome to the programme.

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-If you need help

-to follow the programme...

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-..visit the website and app and

-don't forget about the subtitles.

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-We're outside Oriel Ynys Mon

-in Llangefni.

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-I was born on Anglesey...

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-..so I'm delighted that the National

-Eisteddfod is coming here this year.

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-It's being held near Bodedern

-in the northern part of the island.

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-The Welsh Learner of the Year is

-the main competition for learners.

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-Eleven learners from all over

-the country are competing this year.

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-Only four will reach the final.

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-There are three new judges

-this year.

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-They are TV and radio presenter

-Nia Roberts...

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-..Alun Charles,

-an experienced former Welsh tutor...

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-..who's also written a book

-for learners...

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-..and Jenny Pye,

-a Welsh tutor at Bangor University.

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-She's learnt Welsh

-and won this competition in 1988.

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-Did you know,

-it was here in 1983 in Llangefni...

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-..that the first Welsh Learner

-of the Year competition was held.

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-Interesting, isn't it.

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-Each learner

-will have a chat with the judges.

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-They're ready to go

-so let's see how they get on.

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-What about you then, Richard.

-Who are you?

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-I live in Llangefni.

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-I've been in Llangefni

-for seven years now.

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-I come from Mid Wales, from a

-small village called Llansanffraid.

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-I went to school in England.

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-My parents moved just over

-the border to Shropshire...

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-..before I was born.

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-So I went to school in England

-with my brother.

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-None of my family speak Welsh.

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-I started in Bangor University

-in 2001, years ago.

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-I came to an area

-where a lot of Welsh is spoken.

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-In 2005 or 2006,

-when I started my second degree...

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-..I got the opportunity

-to start learning Welsh.

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-I've married someone

-who comes from Benllech.

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-Well done!

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-I'm lucky that my wife's family...

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-Good choice!

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-They've been a big help to me.

-I've been able to speak to them.

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-I was the one member of the family

-who couldn't speak Welsh.

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-It was important for me to carry on

-learning Welsh and to use it...

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-..and not be the one member

-of the family who didn't speak it.

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-It's nice that everyone speaks it.

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-You've just been in.

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-How were they? Were they nice?

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-How were they? Were they nice?

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-They were lovely. Fantastic.

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-I understand that three of you

-from the same class...

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-..are competing against each other!

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-I didn't know until this morning!

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-No-one had realized.

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-Who, then?

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-Who, then?

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-Me, Daniel and Sian.

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-We're in the same class in Bangor.

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-No-one said they had entered.

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-No-one said they had entered.

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-No-one. It's fantastic.

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-What about you?

-What's your background?

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-I live in Deiniolen.

-I've lived there for 11 years now.

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-Where do you come from?

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-Cambridge, originally.

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-I've moved around - London,

-Manchester, Warrington, America.

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-What are you doing here?!

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-Is it work that's taken you

-to those places?

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-Yes, work.

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-I worked for an airline

-as an air hostess for five years.

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-That's why I was travelling around.

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-But you now live in Deiniolen.

-Do you have family?

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-Yes, I have a partner

-and two children.

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-Two boys.

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-What are their names?

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-What are their names?

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-Deion and Guto.

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-They're seven and three.

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-Do they help Mam to speak Welsh?

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-Do they help Mam to speak Welsh?

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-They're really good.

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-They...

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-I think it's easier to talk to them.

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-They don't try and correct you.

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-If you talk and you make a mistake,

-they don't mind...

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-..because they're learning too.

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-With some people,

-if I try to speak Welsh to them...

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-..because I've known them for a

-while, they find it hard to switch.

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-They carry on in English.

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-I ask them to speak Welsh to me.

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-Well done.

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-"Talk Welsh to me now!"

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-I'm a bit bossy too.

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-That's the way! Great.

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-Emma, before you came here

-this morning...

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-..you received a special note

-from the children.

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-Show it to them.

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-"Come on, Mam. Try your very best."

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-That's so lovely.

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-I know. Flowers too.

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-Flowers. What better?

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-I'm now going to talk

-to one of the judges, Nia Roberts.

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-You know her as a presenter

-on S4C and Radio Cymru.

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-You've had the lovely

-but difficult task of being a judge.

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-Are you looking forward?

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-Are you looking forward?

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-I am. I've never done it before.

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-It's a big honour.

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-I have experienced company

-around the table in Jenny and Alun.

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-They lead.

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-I'm enjoying chatting

-to the eleven competitors.

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-I've read about them all.

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-Everyone's very different.

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-They come from all over Wales,

-which is very nice.

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-Their experiences are so different.

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-Their stories are interesting

-but so different from each other.

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-So what do you judge?

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-How fluent they are when talking.

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-How confident they are.

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-How easily the language

-lies with them.

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-Their feelings too.

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-Chatting about that

-will be interesting...

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-..as well as about any difficulties

-they had and what worked for them.

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-Everyone's gone about it

-in different ways.

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-They've come to the language

-from different places.

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-There's so much to talk about!

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-Also, how much Welsh they use

-from day to day.

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-They influence other people

-beyond this competition.

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-There's an element

-of perseverance too.

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-We're at fault as Welsh speakers...

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-..by not starting a conversation

-in Welsh.

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-As well as that,

-when there's a learner...

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-..but you're used to speaking

-to that person in English.

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-Yes, because it isn't easy.

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-If we, as Welsh speakers,

-aren't prepared to change...

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-..there's no hope.

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-That's the nice thing about here -

-there's hope.

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-It's nice being involved

-in this competition.

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-I come from Anglesey.

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-I know about the challenge

-facing local communities...

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-..with so many coming here, which is

-great - it's a wonderful area.

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-People holiday here, decide to stay

-and raise a family.

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-It's nice to see many of them...

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-..embracing our language

-and culture.

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-That's important too -

-becoming a part of Welsh life.

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-Good luck. Enjoy the day

-and enjoy the chats.

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-We should've phoned each other

-last night as we're clashing.

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-Sorry.

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-Sorry.

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-Orange and pink.

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-Hello.

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-Hello.

-

-Welcome. Take a seat.

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-Have you lived in the Dolgellau area

-for years?

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-About five years.

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-Why did you move

-to the Dolgellau area?

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-Um, well...

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-..it was because of the alpacas.

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-We lived in Somerset for a while.

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-We started farming there.

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-We needed a larger farm.

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-We asked the alpacas

-what was best for them.

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-They're highland animals.

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-So we decided to bring the family

-back to Wales.

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-Thanks to the alpacas you're here!

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-Lucky for us.

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-You're a member of Merched y Wawr.

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-You're a member of Merched y Wawr.

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-I am, yes.

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-Are there any special events taking

-place? They're celebrating 50 years.

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-Yes.

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-Yes.

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-Are you doing anything?

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-There have been many events

-during the year.

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-I've publicized each one

-to the membership.

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-I've encouraged people to attend

-and to take part.

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-We've been making panels.

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-Every Merched y Wawr region has

-made panels for the celebrations.

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-The panels

-will be on tour throughout Wales...

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-..during the year.

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-I have quite a few stitches

-in the panel. I'm happy with that.

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-Well done.

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-Karen Goswell, how are you today?

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-Karen Goswell, how are you today?

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-Fine, thanks.

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-Why have you decided to compete?

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-Good question!

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-I think

-it's a way of saying thanks...

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-..to the people

-who've helped me learn.

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-They're the ones who've suffered

-as I've learnt.

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-I don't think they feel like that!

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-Well...

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-They've helped and supported you.

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-They've been very supportive.

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-Without them, there's no way

-I would've learnt Welsh.

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-So if I'm successful here,

-it's their victory.

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-Definitely.

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-What's the family's history?

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-Well, I'm married to Arja.

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-She's originally from Finland.

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-We have two daughters...

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-..Kaisu and Helmi.

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-Kaisu lives in Chester too

-but Helmi lives in Birmingham.

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-For opportunities

-to speak the language...

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-..you have to cross the border -

-Saith Seren and so on.

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-Yes.

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-There is a lot of Welsh spoken

-on the street in Chester...

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-..on Saturdays.

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-Do you stop everyone for a chat?!

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-Busloads of people

-come from over the border to shop.

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-They speak Welsh to each other...

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-..but they change to English

-to speak to shopkeepers.

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-So what do you do,

-sit in the town centre?

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-I just try to eavesdrop.

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-It's important to learn...

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-..how to understand

-how people talk naturally.

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-David, this isn't the first time

-you've competed in this competition.

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-You've competed before.

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-I have.

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-I competed a couple of years ago...

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-..when the competition

-was near Meifod.

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-I understand that three of you,

-three friends, have come here...

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-..you, Hugh and Sandra.

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-You're in the same class.

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-We are, in Coleg Cambria, Wrexham.

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-You've had one go.

-Will you reach the final this year?

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-I hope so, but I'm not sure.

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-I'm sure that many in

-the competition are better than me.

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-I'm just here

-to enjoy the experience.

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-The competition is very hot

-yet again this year on Anglesey.

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-It's time for a break now.

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-Stay tuned

-to meet more inspirational learners.

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-Welcome back to this lovely gallery.

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-We're having a busy day...

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-..in the first round of the 2017

-Learner of the Year competition.

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-The judges are ready

-for the next competitor.

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-You're smiling from ear to ear!

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-Yes, I'm nervous!

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-Sarah, tell me about yourself.

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-I'm from Devon originally.

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-I went to Bangor

-to study at the university.

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-I chose Bangor...

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-..because I walked a lot

-in the mountains...

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-..with school.

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-I did...

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-..the Duke of Edinburgh's Award...

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-..in the mountains.

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-I got a job

-as a community volunteer officer...

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-..in Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd.

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-Very nice.

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-What about the family?

-Do you have children?

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-Yes, I have two girls.

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-They're four and six.

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-Sarah, you've been in.

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-Was it great?

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-Well, it was OK.

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-What are the girls' names?

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-What are the girls' names?

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-Holly Eira and Heidi Enlli.

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-Oh, nice!

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-What do Holly Eira and Heidi Enlli

-think of Mam competing today?

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-Well, I think it was a shock

-for Holly...

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-..when I spoke Welsh to her.

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-"Mam, you're speaking Welsh!"

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-I am, Holly!

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-You speak Welsh well,

-yet, on your form...

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-..you say you don't

-get many opportunities to speak it.

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-Where do you go

-for those opportunities?

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-If I go to Caernarfon...

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-..for example, I go into the

-bookshop and speak Welsh to people.

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-But I've now got to know

-other learners...

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-..and I speak Welsh

-to them over the Web.

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-However, I don't speak

-to many native Welsh speakers.

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-It's far easier to find

-other learners who live abroad!

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-There's a tendency

-to start in English...

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-..even if you're talking

-with a first-language Welsh speaker.

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-There's a tendency...

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-What do you tell them

-in such circumstances?

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-I speak Welsh now...

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-..but it was difficult.

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-You insist now.

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-I insist now, yes.

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-I'm very strict.

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-You need to be.

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-How did it go?

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-Yes, good, I think.

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-I'm not sure

-but I hope it went well.

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-What do you love about Welsh?

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-I love the beauty of the language...

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-..and the culture

-connected to the language.

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-Music, of course, and books.

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-The land, the Welsh landscape.

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-It's all connected to the language.

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-I value it so much.

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-Let's meet judge Alun Charles next.

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-Alun has been a Welsh teacher

-and tutor...

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-..and is the author

-of a book for learners.

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-Alun, you're halfway through

-the day. How's it going?

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-It's very busy

-but extremely interesting.

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-Everyone has a story.

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-It's an excellent start.

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-I'll be on my knees by the end!

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-Are you having

-enough tea and coffee?

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-It's great.

-There's a level of excellence here.

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-I've seen a few nice cakes around.

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-Wonderful.

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-Deciding the criteria is difficult.

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-What are you looking for?

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-A combination of things.

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-Of course, you look for the quality

-of Welsh, the way they communicate.

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-What's also important...

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-..is the learners' contribution

-to their community.

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-We often see

-that Welsh learners contribute...

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-..wonderfully.

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-They can have such an influence.

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-Not only on their peers but their

-families, and the community too.

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-It's important

-that children learn the language.

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-It's just as important

-that adults do too.

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-If you are on your knees at the end

-of the day, I'll come and get you.

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-Hello, come in.

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-Welcome. Take a seat.

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-Thank you.

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-What about Sandra?

-Tell us about yourself.

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-I come from the Wrexham area.

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-I was born in Wrexham.

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-I lived in Johnstown near Rhos

-when I was growing up.

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-I then moved away.

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-I went to university in Aberystwyth.

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-Then, I worked

-in southern England...

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-..as a teacher for a while.

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-I then moved to Cardiff...

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-..because my husband

-comes from South Wales.

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-Then, I moved back to my home patch.

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-My family spoke Welsh but they

-didn't pass it on to me, sadly.

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-So I grew up with the sound

-of the language around me...

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-..but I didn't have the confidence

-to speak it at all...

0:19:260:19:32

-..until I learnt with Say Something

-In Welsh, originally.

0:19:320:19:38

-It's been great for me.

0:19:390:19:42

-I've gone through the courses

-in ten months, I think.

0:19:420:19:46

-I went to a bootcamp in Tresaith,

-which was a lot of fun.

0:19:470:19:52

-What was that like?

0:19:520:19:54

-Great.

0:19:540:19:55

-No English at all

-throughout the week.

0:19:560:19:59

-That was difficult, very difficult.

0:19:590:20:02

-But it was fun. I had a great time.

0:20:020:20:06

-At the end of the week, I didn't

-want to switch back to English.

0:20:060:20:12

-I was so happy.

0:20:120:20:13

-On the last day...

0:20:140:20:15

-..I remember

-waking up and thinking in Welsh.

0:20:160:20:20

-I felt great.

0:20:210:20:25

-Sandra, you've just come out.

-How was it?

0:20:250:20:29

-Quite good.

0:20:290:20:31

-I was nervous,

-but the judges were lovely.

0:20:310:20:34

-They were lovely.

0:20:350:20:36

-I could see on your face

-that you were so glad it was over!

0:20:360:20:41

-I'm sure!

0:20:410:20:42

-Dani, you know Richard and Sian.

0:20:470:20:51

-Will you be nasty to each other

-today?

0:20:510:20:53

-Maybe, we'll see!

0:20:540:20:55

-Fisticuffs. We'll sort it outside!

0:20:550:20:58

-Your story

-is very, very interesting.

0:20:590:21:02

-You'd never tell from your accent,

-which is so Welsh...

0:21:020:21:07

-..but you come from Germany.

0:21:070:21:09

-Tell me how a German girl

-came over to Wales.

0:21:100:21:14

-She came on holiday to Wales,

-years ago. Ten years ago.

0:21:140:21:18

-I fell in love with Wales...

0:21:180:21:20

-..with the country, the mountains,

-the people and the language.

0:21:200:21:24

-I learnt a little of the language

-before coming here.

0:21:240:21:28

-I then decided to learn Welsh.

0:21:280:21:30

-It's such a beautiful language.

0:21:300:21:33

-I then decided to move here

-to learn more...

0:21:330:21:37

-..and see if it would work out.

0:21:370:21:39

-Everything has worked out.

-It's great.

0:21:390:21:43

-What did the family think

-of your move?

0:21:430:21:49

-They weren't happy.

0:21:490:21:51

-But they support me, so it's fine.

0:21:530:21:55

-They understand that I'm happy.

0:21:550:21:58

-I'm enjoying everything

-that's happening around me.

0:21:580:22:02

-I'm singing in two choirs.

0:22:040:22:06

-A choir for learners, Elwyn's choir,

-and the Eisteddfod choir.

0:22:060:22:10

-It's exciting.

0:22:100:22:12

-It's cool to be part of something...

0:22:120:22:16

-..that's so important

-in the Eisteddfod.

0:22:160:22:20

-It's a lot of work, fun

-and I'm looking forward to it.

0:22:200:22:24

-Can you say a little more...

0:22:240:22:26

-..about the opportunities you get

-in using Welsh from day to day?

0:22:260:22:30

-I try to speak Welsh every day.

0:22:300:22:34

-I start conversations in Welsh.

0:22:340:22:37

-If I start in English,

-people answer in English.

0:22:370:22:41

-So it's important to start in Welsh.

0:22:410:22:43

-It shows that I want to speak Welsh.

0:22:430:22:47

-When people stick to Welsh,

-it's great.

0:22:470:22:50

-After a few sentences,

-they realize I'm a learner.

0:22:510:22:54

-It doesn't matter.

-They still speak Welsh.

0:22:550:22:58

-That's good.

0:22:580:22:59

-I'm proud of that.

0:22:590:23:01

-I speak Welsh

-with the lads at work...

0:23:010:23:04

-..and in the choir.

0:23:040:23:06

-I go to a cuppa and chat session

-in Palas Print in Caernarfon.

0:23:060:23:11

-Everyone speaks Welsh.

0:23:120:23:14

-When I'm in Caernarfon,

-I just speak Welsh.

0:23:140:23:16

-It's totally natural

-to speak Welsh there.

0:23:170:23:19

-I can't speak English

-in Caernarfon! It hurts!

0:23:190:23:23

-It doesn't work.

0:23:230:23:24

-So I just use every opportunity

-that comes every day.

0:23:250:23:29

-How would you encourage

-other people to learn?

0:23:290:23:32

-How would you inspire others

-to take an interest in the language?

0:23:330:23:37

-Leading by example.

0:23:370:23:39

-Just being confident enough

-to speak and show that it's working.

0:23:400:23:45

-The funny thing

-about the cuppa and chat session...

0:23:460:23:49

-..is it started off quietly.

0:23:500:23:52

-Everyone was shy

-and lacked confidence.

0:23:520:23:55

-Now, because people just chat,

-everyone enjoys themselves.

0:23:550:23:59

-The conversation flows,

-the place is packed every time.

0:24:000:24:04

-We don't stop, and that's cool.

0:24:040:24:07

-I started as someone who just wanted

-the opportunity to have a chat.

0:24:070:24:13

-I'm now one of the fairly

-fluent ones, who helps other people.

0:24:130:24:18

-It's happening, it's great.

-Really cool.

0:24:180:24:22

-The standard

-is high again this year.

0:24:240:24:27

-It's time for a break now.

0:24:270:24:29

-Stay tuned to meet more learners

-and to see who reaches the final.

0:24:300:24:35

-.

0:24:360:24:36

-Subtitles

0:24:450:24:45

-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:24:450:24:47

-Welcome back.

0:24:490:24:51

-There are three people

-yet to speak to the judges.

0:24:510:24:54

-First, we're going to look at

-the activities taking place here...

0:24:540:24:59

-..which are an ukulele workshop

-and a tour around the gallery.

0:24:590:25:03

-You work here, and you're doing

-something interesting...

0:25:110:25:14

-..with the group this afternoon.

0:25:140:25:16

-Yes.

0:25:160:25:17

-I'm taking them

-on a tour around the gallery.

0:25:170:25:21

-There's a Kyffin Williams gallery,

-a Charles Tunnicliffe gallery...

0:25:210:25:26

-..the art gallery and the museum, so

-it's going to be quite a long tour.

0:25:260:25:32

-There are many Welsh artists.

0:25:320:25:34

-There are many Welsh artists.

-

-Yes, many Welsh artists.

0:25:340:25:36

-Some modern ones and some older ones

-from our historical art collection.

0:25:370:25:41

-Kyffin Williams

-is our main collection.

0:25:410:25:44

-We have some by Welsh artists

-from all over Wales too.

0:25:440:25:49

-Hugh Brightwell, very nice

-to see you. Welcome to Anglesey.

0:25:520:25:56

-Thank you very much.

-Nice to see you again.

0:25:560:25:59

-What's a man from Ellesmere Port

-doing learning Welsh?

0:26:000:26:04

-I didn't get the urge

-to learn Welsh until I retired.

0:26:040:26:10

-My wife

-contemplated moving to Wales.

0:26:110:26:14

-We haven't done it yet,

-but we're thinking about it.

0:26:140:26:18

-Since I spend so much time here...

0:26:180:26:22

-..I have to be able to say...

0:26:220:26:25

-.."Please. Can I have.

-Thank you very much."

0:26:250:26:28

-What about using Welsh?

0:26:290:26:31

-How much opportunity do you have

-to speak Welsh?

0:26:310:26:34

-People think

-because I live in Ellesmere Port...

0:26:350:26:38

-..I don't get an opportunity.

0:26:380:26:41

-But Ellesmere Port

-is the new capital of North Wales...

0:26:410:26:44

-..because we have

-the biggest Marks and Sparks!

0:26:440:26:47

-Coaches come every weekend

-from all over North Wales...

0:26:470:26:51

-..to Cheshire Oaks and so on...

0:26:510:26:54

-..and you can hear the language

-in unexpected places...

0:26:540:26:58

-..and have a chat from time to time.

0:26:590:27:01

-Away from Ellesmere Port,

-I go to Saith Seren every week.

0:27:020:27:07

-I have a lot of friends there.

0:27:070:27:10

-I've been a member of the group

-for almost five years.

0:27:100:27:15

-We've formed a conversation club

-to help learners.

0:27:150:27:19

-Sian James is coming next week.

0:27:190:27:23

-I'm a member of an unusual choir

-too - Cor DAW.

0:27:240:27:29

-Dysgwyr o Ardal Wrecsam

-(learners from the Wrexham area).

0:27:290:27:33

-Every year

-for the last five years...

0:27:340:27:36

-..we've sung

-a medley of contemporary songs.

0:27:370:27:40

-They're English songs originally

-but we sing Welsh versions.

0:27:410:27:47

-We've got stage twice...

0:27:470:27:50

-..since it was decided that

-the best choirs would go on stage...

0:27:500:27:55

-..and not just stay in Maes D.

0:27:550:27:58

-In Abergavenny, we were victorious.

0:27:590:28:02

-Are you competing this year?

0:28:020:28:04

-There are clips on YouTube

-of Sister Act.

0:28:040:28:07

-It's quite unusual.

-It's more unusual than normal.

0:28:090:28:14

-Sian, you're from Llanfairpwll,

-so you're from the island.

0:28:150:28:19

-Yes.

0:28:190:28:20

-Do you have a plan today?

0:28:200:28:23

-A strategy on how to win?

0:28:230:28:26

-I'm not sure,

-just turn up and do my best.

0:28:260:28:30

-Fantastic.

-I think that's a good strategy.

0:28:310:28:35

-I come from Wrexham.

0:28:350:28:38

-I moved to Anglesey three years ago.

0:28:380:28:41

-Immediately after moving here,

-I was determined to learn Welsh.

0:28:410:28:46

-I work as a physio at the hospital.

0:28:460:28:49

-I think it's important

-to speak Welsh with patients.

0:28:490:28:54

-When you decided to learn,

-how did you go about it?

0:28:550:28:59

-There were three reasons.

0:29:000:29:03

-Firstly, I'm a Welsh woman,

-so I want to speak Welsh.

0:29:040:29:09

-Secondly, I want to treat the

-patients in their mother tongue...

0:29:100:29:15

-..and I also want

-to be part of the community.

0:29:160:29:19

-I'm a member of three Merched y Wawr

-and one Clwb Gwawr.

0:29:190:29:23

-Three Merched y Wawr?!

0:29:240:29:26

-Three Merched y Wawr?!

-

-Yes, to have the opportunity.

0:29:260:29:28

-One in Llanfairpwll, one in Bangor,

-one in Penrhosgarnedd...

0:29:290:29:33

-..and the Grwp Gwawr

-in Llanbedr-goch.

0:29:340:29:36

-Which one is the best?

0:29:360:29:38

-I don't want to say!

0:29:380:29:40

-I don't want to say on television.

0:29:410:29:45

-I'm also a member

-of Dros y Bont choir...

0:29:450:29:48

-..which won at the

-National Eisteddfod two years ago.

0:29:480:29:54

-I'm on the Welsh learners committee

-for this year's National Eisteddfod.

0:29:540:30:00

-I'm a member of two ramblers' clubs.

0:30:020:30:05

-Where do you walk?

0:30:060:30:08

-Everywhere.

0:30:080:30:10

-We walk on Anglesey,

-up the mountains.

0:30:100:30:14

-What type of walking?

-Do you walk far?

0:30:140:30:17

-Both groups are different.

0:30:170:30:19

-The Llanfairpwll group

-walks locally, but not far.

0:30:200:30:25

-The Llangefni club

-walks further up the mountains.

0:30:260:30:31

-More daring!

0:30:320:30:33

-They speak Welsh too.

0:30:340:30:36

-Who is this smart man?!

0:30:370:30:39

-Shh!

0:30:390:30:40

-You look very smart, Jonathan.

0:30:400:30:43

-You look very smart, Jonathan.

-

-Thanks.

0:30:430:30:44

-Welcome to Anglesey.

0:30:440:30:48

-You go on a road trip

-to everywhere, every year...

0:30:480:30:53

-..to come to this competition.

0:30:530:30:56

-How many times have you competed?

0:30:560:30:58

-How many times have you competed?

-

-Don't ask that, please!

0:30:580:31:01

-Five times.

0:31:010:31:03

-You've been coming to this round

-for five years.

0:31:030:31:06

-This year will be the year,

-you hope.

0:31:060:31:11

-Hopefully.

0:31:110:31:12

-If not, I'll give up.

0:31:120:31:14

-Really?

0:31:150:31:16

-Really?

-

-Definitely.

0:31:160:31:17

-No, you have to come back!

0:31:170:31:18

-No, you have to come back!

-

-No, no. Enough is enough!

0:31:180:31:22

-Seriously, why does

-this competition appeal to you?

0:31:230:31:28

-Why do you want to take part

-time after time?

0:31:280:31:31

-One answer - to meet you and

-the lovely crew behind the camera.

0:31:310:31:36

-An excellent answer.

0:31:370:31:39

-Jonathan, I've got you

-a special prize. Look.

0:31:400:31:45

-'Keep going, Jonathan'.

0:31:450:31:47

-'Keep going, Jonathan'.

-

-Thank you.

0:31:470:31:49

-Do you know the meaning

-of the word 'dyfalbarhau'?

0:31:500:31:54

-Yes.

0:31:540:31:55

-Persevere - just carrying on.

-Dyfalbarhau.

0:31:550:32:00

-Thank you.

0:32:000:32:01

-That's what you do,

-so congratulations.

0:32:010:32:05

-We're proud of you,

-you're part of our small family.

0:32:050:32:08

-Keep going, Jonathan.

0:32:080:32:10

-I have a Welsh bucket list.

0:32:100:32:13

-Is it on the Web?

0:32:130:32:15

-Is it on the Web?

-

-No, no, no.

0:32:150:32:16

-A personal one?

0:32:160:32:17

-Pass an exam, have a Welsh tattoo,

-meet you...

0:32:180:32:22

-Have you had the tattoo yet?

0:32:240:32:24

-Have you had the tattoo yet?

-

-Yes, in Welsh.

0:32:240:32:26

-Eifion Wyn's words.

0:32:270:32:29

-I have to see this.

0:32:290:32:31

-"Wear the leek in your cap,

-and wear it in your heart."

0:32:310:32:37

-A Porthmadog lad.

0:32:370:32:39

-Was it painful?

0:32:390:32:39

-Was it painful?

-

-No.

0:32:390:32:40

-It's quite a sensitive spot.

0:32:410:32:44

-Yes, but at the time,

-the girl was speaking to me...

0:32:440:32:48

-..so I wasn't thinking about it.

0:32:480:32:51

-Is it a long list then?

0:32:510:32:53

-Are there things you'd like to do?

0:32:530:32:57

-I'm too old to change jobs...

0:32:580:33:01

-..but if the opportunity comes,

-great.

0:33:010:33:04

-So you're able to use

-more of your Welsh?

0:33:040:33:07

-If possible.

0:33:070:33:09

-I'm happy where I am at the moment.

0:33:100:33:12

-Are you trying

-to persuade your colleagues?

0:33:130:33:17

-There's one girl in the office...

0:33:170:33:19

-..who started learning Welsh

-two years ago.

0:33:190:33:22

-The two of us chat together.

0:33:220:33:26

-I give her a little support.

0:33:280:33:32

-What do you think of people's

-attitude towards Welsh in general?

0:33:320:33:37

-It's changing a lot.

0:33:370:33:39

-When I was growing up, there

-wasn't much Welsh in Caerphilly...

0:33:390:33:44

-..but everything's changed now.

0:33:440:33:46

-Thank you very much.

0:33:470:33:48

-Thank you very much.

-

-Thanks.

0:33:480:33:49

-The bucket list is less, then.

0:33:490:33:52

-The bucket list is less, then.

-

-Sort of.

0:33:520:33:53

-After a long day of competing...

0:33:580:34:01

-..the time has come

-to reveal who'll be taking part...

0:34:010:34:05

-..at the National Eisteddfod

-this year.

0:34:050:34:08

-We're very impressed

-by the excellent standard.

0:34:090:34:14

-We've very much enjoyed

-talking to you.

0:34:140:34:18

-Here are the four we've chosen.

0:34:180:34:20

-Richard Furniss, congratulations.

0:34:210:34:24

-Daniela Schlick.

0:34:240:34:26

-Emma Chappell.

0:34:280:34:30

-And Hugh Brightwell.

0:34:300:34:33

-The big question is

-do we have three happy judges?

0:34:360:34:40

-Definitely.

0:34:400:34:42

-Definitely.

-

-Yes? Yay!

0:34:420:34:43

-Have you argued?

0:34:440:34:46

-No, not at all.

0:34:460:34:48

-So you were in agreement.

0:34:480:34:50

-Alun, how difficult a task was it?

0:34:500:34:55

-It was difficult

-because everyone spoke Welsh well.

0:34:550:34:59

-They communicated effectively...

0:34:590:35:02

-..and each one's made a contribution

-to the world of learners.

0:35:030:35:06

-But we had to get it down to four.

0:35:070:35:08

-But we had to get it down to four.

-

-Yes.

0:35:080:35:09

-And how did you choose those four?

0:35:090:35:12

-We considered a lot of things -

-how fluent they were.

0:35:130:35:18

-How confident they were when

-chatting was an important factor.

0:35:180:35:22

-We also considered how much

-of an inspiration they've been...

0:35:220:35:27

-..or are planning to be

-to other people.

0:35:270:35:30

-That's important...

0:35:300:35:33

-..that the baton is passed

-to the next person.

0:35:330:35:37

-Jenny,

-you've won this competition...

0:35:370:35:41

-..and that's exactly what

-you've done - passed the baton on.

0:35:420:35:47

-That's what needs to be done.

0:35:470:35:49

-What about the next round?

0:35:490:35:53

-Do we have exciting things

-planned for them?

0:35:540:35:57

-We're going to take them

-to a nice place on Anglesey...

0:35:580:36:02

-..called Llynnon Mill, the only

-working mill left on Anglesey.

0:36:020:36:07

-In this location,

-I hope they'll be able to relax.

0:36:070:36:10

-More so than here.

0:36:100:36:12

-And have a chat.

0:36:130:36:14

-And have a chat.

-

-And have a longer chat.

0:36:140:36:16

-We had about ten minutes each here.

0:36:160:36:20

-To get a better idea,

-because everyone has a story.

0:36:200:36:24

-We'll then have more time to listen.

0:36:240:36:26

-It'll be hard for us to relax.

-The competition is so tight.

0:36:270:36:31

-Thank you very much. The three

-of you are a balm to the soul.

0:36:310:36:35

-The sun is out too

-as it always is on Anglesey!

0:36:350:36:38

-Yeah!

0:36:390:36:40

-You're happy.

0:36:420:36:43

-You're happy.

-

-Very happy.

0:36:430:36:44

-Your face was a picture - it looked

-like you were a little shocked.

0:36:440:36:50

-A little shocked?

0:36:510:36:53

-Very shocked!

0:36:530:36:55

-Really?

0:36:560:36:58

-I heard the names and thought,

-"One, two, three - me?!"

0:36:580:37:02

-That's what I saw.

0:37:040:37:06

-I didn't expect it at all.

0:37:060:37:09

-What about you? The message

-from the children worked.

0:37:090:37:14

-You tried your very best.

0:37:140:37:15

-You tried your very best.

-

-I did.

0:37:150:37:17

-What do the kids think?

0:37:170:37:20

-They were so excited. "Ah, Mam!"

0:37:200:37:24

-Cuddles and kisses and everything.

0:37:250:37:27

-How do you feel, Rich?

0:37:270:37:29

-I'm very proud.

0:37:300:37:32

-It's quite a shock to go through,

-quite a shock...

0:37:320:37:35

-..but I'm looking forward.

0:37:350:37:38

-Are you going to the Eisteddfod?

0:37:380:37:41

-Yes.

0:37:410:37:42

-You're not going to Germany?

0:37:420:37:45

-I've booked the week off.

0:37:450:37:46

-I've booked the week off.

-

-Great, just in case.

0:37:460:37:48

-Well done.

0:37:480:37:50

-It's a shock, but I'm happy

-and I'm looking forward.

0:37:500:37:54

-It'll be a very exciting time.

0:37:540:37:57

-What's great

-is you're in the same class!

0:37:570:38:01

-I'm sure your tutor

-feels like a very proud father.

0:38:010:38:07

-Probably.

0:38:070:38:09

-That's it, four excellent,

-enthusiastic learners...

0:38:090:38:13

-..have reached the final of the 2017

-Learner of the Year competition.

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-We'll see you next time

-to see who wins the title.

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-For now, goodbye.

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-The first dish using tomatoes

-requires no cooking.

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-Tomato gazpacho.

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-Prepare the vegetables, starting

-by cutting the tomatoes in half.

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-Squeeze out all the seeds.

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-We don't need any of those.

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-Add half a banana shallot.

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-Banana shallots aren't as strong as

-onions and they're slightly sweet.

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-Add it to the tomatoes.

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-Next, some garlic.

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-Peel a red pepper.

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-We don't need the skin.

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-It's important

-to peel the red pepper.

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-This is a good way

-to get rid of the seeds.

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-Cut one side, then roll the pepper

-and slide the knife along.

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-The seeds come out in one go.

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-Add the pepper to the tomatoes.

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-Next, add half a cucumber.

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-It's important

-to peel the cucumber too.

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-The skin doesn't taste great.

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-Cut it in half,

-then into quarters.

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-This is an easy way

-to remove the seeds.

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-Run the knife under them.

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-Cut the cucumber pieces

-the same size as the pepper.

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-The vegetables are ready,

-so now I need some coriander seeds.

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-Toast them in a dry pan.

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-It takes about a minute,

-so while they toast...

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-..I'll add some celery salt

-to the tomatoes.

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-This is tomato passata...

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-..which is between tomato puree

-and tomato juice.

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-The coriander seeds are ready.

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-Once you can smell coriander,

-they're ready.

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-Next, add some white wine vinegar.

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-Finally, some olive oil.

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-You need a good oil for this

-because we're not cooking it.

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-Mix it thoroughly

-to bring everything together.

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-Cover the bowl with cling film...

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-..and refrigerate it overnight.

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-The gazpacho is ready.

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-I chilled it overnight.

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-Now for the final step.

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-It's important to pass it through

-a sieve to make sure it's smooth.

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-Push it through.

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-Get all that liquid out of it.

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-Add a little bit of salt.

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-I remember the first time

-I tried gazpacho.

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-I was on holiday in Ibiza

-with my mates.

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-When I ordered gazpacho...

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-..my friends all laughed at me

-for ordering cold tomato soup!

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-But I still remember

-that fresh taste and that coldness.

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-If the gazpacho isn't really cold,

-put it back in the fridge.

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-It's got to be very cold.

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-Serve the gazpacho

-garnished with black olives...

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-..basil leaves...

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-..and add a little bit of olive oil.

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-There we are - tomato gazpacho.

-A very simple but very tasty recipe.

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-Green Tomato Chutney And Cheese

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-The final course of a meal

-needn't be sweet.

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-I'm on the allotment

-to make a green tomato chutney.

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-First, I'll finely chop an onion.

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-It's important to chop it

-finer than the tomatoes.

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-This is a tomato chutney,

-not an onion chutney.

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-In the pan it goes.

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-Next, I'll prepare

-some fresh ginger root.

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-I only need a small piece.

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-I'm peeling it.

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-I'll grate the ginger

-rather than chop it.

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-The ginger is ready,

-so I'll add it to the onions.

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-Next, I'm adding a courgette...

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-..to the mixture.

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-I'm adding a courgette...

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-..because you need something

-to bind the chutney together.

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-The courgette...

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-..will bind

-the onions, tomatoes and ginger.

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-Without the courgette,

-you wouldn't have a chutney.

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-You always need something soft

-to hold a chutney together.

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-Courgettes contain a lot of water...

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-..so they cook down to nothing.

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-This chutney needs some spice...

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-..so I'll add some ground

-Jamaican allspice to the mixture.

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-That's enough.

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-Next, the sugar.

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-You always add sugar to chutney.

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-The final ingredient

-is cider vinegar.

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-It's important to use an

-equal amount of sugar and vinegar.

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-Everything's in the saucepan

-apart from the tomatoes.

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-The pan goes on the heat.

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-While the mixture

-simmers and reduces...

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-..I'll prepare the green tomatoes.

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-If you grow tomatoes and you have

-some green, hard, unripe ones...

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-..this is the perfect recipe

-for you.

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-Hard tomatoes

-are ideal for this chutney.

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-We add them to a hot pan, so they

-break down and taste wonderful.

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-I'm cutting the tomatoes into

-quarters and removing the seeds.

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-The seeds contain a lot of water...

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-..and I need a pretty dry mixture.

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-The tomatoes go in the pan.

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-They should be simmered not boiled,

-otherwise the texture will be lost.

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-The liquid has almost all gone,

-which is what we need.

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-The courgette has cooked down

-and lost all its water.

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-It's simmered and reduced.

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-Now, I'll add the tomatoes

-to the pan.

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-I'll cook the tomatoes

-for five to ten minutes.

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-When everything comes together,

-the chutney is ready.

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-It should be left to cool

-before it's served.

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-The chutney has cooled and I like to

-serve it with Caerphilly cheese.

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-I serve this combination

-in my London restaurant.

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-The combination of a good cheese

-and a good chutney is hard to beat.

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-Mm!

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Y gyntaf o ddwy raglen arbennig fydd yn edrych ar gystadleuaeth 'Dysgwr y Flwyddyn' Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Ynys Mon 2017. First of two programmes about the Learner of the Year competition.