Vocabulary – Carnage

at Gayatri In his first speech as President of the United States, Donald Trump said: “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” Carnage is Destruction The word “carnage” has a Latin root and it comes from the word “carne”, which means “meat” or “flesh”. We see the […] Read more »

The Story of America – The Wild West

Listen to the videos and answer the questions. (You can write your answers in the comments section at the bottom of the page) America was a British colony. The first settlements were in the west. European Americans gradually spread west. The west was wild and dangerous and rugged so it […] Read more »

What is it like in a Dogon Village?

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (luisdogon.mp3) at el rabbit A group of friends start to talk about Dogon villages in Africa and end up talking about nationalism. Mark: What is the Dogon village like? Luis: They are clay… and they are… Mark: Clay houses? Luis: […] Read more »

Plutonium is a Dangerous Substance

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (plutonium.mp3) at maidrin_rua Mark and Aaron talked to an eighty-six year-old Japanese poet and political activist who had lived in India and China. Mark: Ok so you came back to Japan because it is an important time…like…the constitution… Naoto: Yeah…you […] Read more »