Almanac – 18 August 2010 – Wednesday

French activists have uprooted transgenic grape vines in a protest against the introduction of genetically-modified food. Global food supply is becoming increasingly more heavily centralized and transgenic food is a powerful tool in the armory of the food corporations as they struggle to maximize their profits. The French anti-GM food activist group "Faucheurs Voluntaires" (voluntary reapers) wants to pull genetically engineered plants out by the roots. Read more »

Passive Voice

at SideShowMom Which one is passive and which one is active? Click the green words to link to audio! I speak English. English is spoken in Australia. I understand Japanese. Japanese is not widely understood outside Japan. My aunt raised me. I was raised in France. Many languages are spoken […] Read more »

London Accent

[audio:londonaccent.mp3] Download audio file (londonaccent.mp3) at egg London Bloke: Personally to myself, Class A drugs are drugs that…Ok I will put it this way… Australian Bloke: Speed. Co…? London Bloke: I will put it this way. To me non-Class A drugs are drugs that can be cultivated without any …modern […] Read more »