Bilingual – English and Chinese – 4

[audio:chinese4.mp3] Download audio file (chinese4.mp3) Use this post to learn English and Mandarin at the same time. I am forty-six. I am forty-six too. I don’t believe you. How old are you? How old are you really? I am forty-six. No! Yes! When were you born? I was born in […] Read more »

Accents

Listen to these three different accents Liverpool: “Let me tell you!” London: “I will put it this way!” Virginia: “That is the way I see it.” Comparatives and Superlatives Lesson Which one is the most difficult (for you) (to understand)? Why is that? (How come?) What factors contributed to it […] Read more »

The Argentine Economy

[audio:argentine.mp3] Download audio file (argentine.mp3) at lu6fpj Australian Guy: How is the Argentinian economy now, like there was a crash a few years ago wasn’t there? Argentine Guy: The crash was in 2001 and after that I don’t know if you remember we had five presidents in three weeks. Australian […] Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 4 – The Same Thing

[audio:swami4.mp3] Download audio file (swami4.mp3) at Irp Swami: So you have the five senses. Mark: Mm. Mm.What is the relationship between Atman and Brahman? Swami: Brahman and Atman are the same thing. Mark: Mm. Swami: Brahman is the lingua franca… is the terminology for “the formless infinite” as described in […] Read more »

Lessons

Here are some topics and language points with lesson ideas. Click the links and follow them. A Academic Vocabulary in Context Adjective and Verb together About Academic English Almanac Articles Accents Adjectives Adjectives – Listening Agreeing and Disagreeing Alan Ginsberg Audio of Speech by President Eisenhower Asian Languages Asking Questions […] Read more »

The Story of the Bhagavad-Gita

[audio:bhagavad-gita.mp3] Download audio file (bhagavad-gita.mp3) at novanglus3 Mark and Pedro and Kenni and Be are talking about the Bhagavad-Gita after dinner. Mark: Hello everybody. I am just sitting here with Pedro. We have just had dinner and we are having a glass of red wine. Pedro, you are from Chile. […] Read more »