The Obsession

at The Library of Congress Synopsis: The Obsession is a story that was told to me by a student from Oman. It is about human relationships and emotions and the grammar focus is past simple tense and past continuous tense. It is an intermediate level story. Download the text: The […] Read more »

The Story of Green Willow

at The Library of Congress Synopsis: The Story of Green Willow is a short story. It is an intermediate level adaption of Lafcadio Hearn’s “Aoyanagi”, which is an old Japanese mystery story. It tells the story of a samurai’s love for a mysterious woman from the mountains. The grammar focus […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 22

[audio:miyako22.mp3] Download audio file (miyako22.mp3) at moriza John: Hi, Miyako. What are you up to? Miyako: I’m reading. John: What are you reading? Miyako: It’s a book about education. John: What’s it called? Miyako: It’s called Education is Ecstasy. Ecstasy is a drug, isn’t it? John: Yeah, but it’s also […] Read more »