- the importance of rehearsing speeches before delivering them
- the pronunciation of "Chieftains"
Let me recommend a great way to learn some pronunciation: singing along while listening to a song.
Since you had difficulties reading the name of the Irish band, The Chieftains, while mentioning they had been awarded the Castelao medal, here´s one of my favourite songs played by this band together with The Corrs , I Know My Love
I Know My Love, Lyrics
And I know my love by his way of talking
And I know my love dressed in a suit of blue
And if my love leaves me, what will I do?
And still she cried, "I love him the best,
And a troubled mind, sure can know no rest"
And still she cried, "Bonny boys are few,
And if my love leaves me, what will I do?"
There is a dance house in Maradyke
And there my true love goes every night
He takes a strange girl upon his knee
Well now don't you think that that vexes me?
If my love knew I can wash and wring
If my love knew I can sew and spin
I'd make a coat of the finest kind
But the want of money sure leaves me behind
I know my love is an errant rover
I know he'll wander the wild world over
In dear old Ireland he'll no longer tarry
An American girl he's sure to marry