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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940): He Wrote About the 'Roaring Twenties,' America's Wildest Party
    on Nov 20, 2010
    Source: Photo: Or download MP3 (Right-click or option-click and save link)  SHIRLEY GRIFFITH: I'm Shirley Griffith.  STEVE EMBER: And I'm Steve Ember with the Special English program PEOPLE IN AMERICA. Every w...
  • Language From the Sea, Still Fresh After Centuries
    on Nov 19, 2010
    Or download MP3 (Right-click or option-click and save link) Source: (SOUND: Seagulls, ship horn) AA: I'm Avi Arditti, with Rosanne Skirble, and this week on Wordmaster -- the catch of the day, terms from the sea. Lots of nautical e...
  • Investor, Podenglish, lesson 74
    on Nov 18, 2010
  • Proverbs part II
    on Nov 17, 2010
    Source:  Or download MP3 (Right-click or option-click and save link)  Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.A proverb is a short, well known saying that expresses a common truth or belief.  Many proverbs gi...
  • Cut from the same cloth
    on Nov 17, 2010
    Source: This is a phrase which means to be very similar. This expression refers to two things which are made from the same piece of cloth or material. They will undoubtedly be very similar. The phrase also means to have the same...
  • The joke
    on Nov 16, 2010
    Author of this Exercise: Liliana Rota Source: The joke                     CLICK THE RIGHT ANSWERA very good actor was playing in  a comedy where she actedhe acthe acted the role of an aristocrat.The...
  • Never give up...
    on Nov 16, 2010
    First of all, I encourage you, dear readers and English learners to continue to practice English. No worry about your mistakes, and of course, do not focusing in grammar structures, it is important, but looking for improve your listening, use Network...
  • Bite the Bullet
    on Nov 16, 2010
    Credits: This is a phrase which means to endure pain.This expression originated in battlefields. Prior to anesthetics, soldiers were given a bullet to bite with their teeth to help them endure pain after injury or before an opera...
  • Taking the Frustration Out of Phrasal Verbs
    on Nov 15, 2010
    Source: VOA SPECIAL ENGLISH AA: I'm Avi Arditti with Rosanne Skirble, and this week on Wordmaster -- English teacher Lida Baker joins us from Los Angeles to talk about phrasal verbs. The first word is a verb. The second word, sometimes even a thir...
  • The Elephant Song, by Erick Herman
    on Nov 15, 2010
    The Elephant Song - Cool Tunes for Kids by Eric Herman Source: Author: Jill Friedman Elephants, I like elephants. Elephants, I like elephants.  I like how they swing through trees, elephants.....No..... elephant's don't swi...
    on Nov 15, 2010
    Nutrition and agribusiness SOURCE:çaí, the black gold of the Amazon A fruit which is native to the Amazon region, açaí is good for our health and also for the economy in many cities in the North of Brazil Açaí is packed ...
  • The High Price of Low-Cost Travel
    on Nov 15, 2010
    Language Level: ADVANCEDSource: SPEAK UPStandard: British Accent Since the release in 2006 of Al Gore’s Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the issue of climate change has been very much on the political agenda. Some critics h...
  • Global Warming Kills the Planet
    on Nov 14, 2010
    Global Warming Kills the PlanetGreenland’s Melting Greenland is melting at a rate of 52 cubic miles per year—much faster than once predicted. If Greenland’s entire 2.5 million cubic kilometers of ice were to melt, it would lead to a global se...
  • Global Warming Makes Us Sicker
    on Nov 14, 2010 Warming Makes Us SickerPeople Are Dying150,000: Number of people the World Health Organization estimates are killed by climate-change-related issues every year. [Washington Post] H...
  • American History Series: Remembering the Peace Talks That Followed the Original Armistice Day
    on Nov 13, 2010
    Source: Photo: loc.govAllies around the conference table in Paris in 1919 BOB DOUGHTY: Welcome to THE MAKING OF A NATION – American history in VOA Special English.In nineteen eighteen, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of...
  • Break In, Break Out, Break Up -- Give Us a Break! (OK, Not Exactly a Breakthrough Headline)
    on Nov 12, 2010
    Source: AA: I'm Avi Arditti with Rosanne Skirble, and this week on WORDMASTER: If you're looking for a break from all the U.S. election news, we've got the answer. We're back with "Slangman" David Burke to finish reading through a le...
  • Give small donations or spread it overseas.
    on Nov 12, 2010
    Well for those visit my blog, partners and friends, this blog will be updated next Tuesday that's why I'm going to travel to the capital, desire all friends a nice weekend, continuing visit, commenting, sharing, suggesting, following me, I promise a...
  • Podenglish, lesson 73 Sightseeing
    on Nov 11, 2010
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  • Listening comprehension: What is the world is a tapir?
    on Nov 11, 2010
    source: www.englishexercises.orgAuthor: Lucka 20 from BrazilWHAT IN THE WORLD IS A TAPIR?Watch the video to learn about tapirs.Now, do the exercises! 1. How long have tapirs been around?25 million years30 million years35 million years 2. Baird's T...
  • Sozo, Episode 1
    on Nov 11, 2010
    Source: [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] Download Episode 1 (Video Format: m4v Size: 50.8MB) iTunes Subscription Welcome to Sozo Exchange, the...

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