A Conversation about Australia and New Zealand and Canada

Questions Listen to the music. Do you like it? What is the name of the radio host? Is it Clint Eastwood or Vinnie Eastwood? LISTENING Listen to the audio and read the notes. Do you follow the thread of the conversation? Are you learning new vocabulary. FOCUS on the vocabulary. […] Read more »

That’s how you sit

Talking with children can be insightful, as they have an innocent view of the world and ask very good questions. In this conversation, an adult speaks with a child about how a puppy dog sits. Read more »

The Tamil Minority in Sri Lanka

[audio:tamilminority.mp3] Download audio file (tamilminority.mp3) at noaman Reporter: Uh-huh. Tamil Man: Open this one. (the digital recorder; “turn it on”) Reporter: Yeah. Tamil Man: Very important. Reporter: Good. Tamil Man: The Sri Lankan Government; what they are doing now. They understand that the Tamil people; the problem comes from the […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 38

[audio:miyako38.mp3] Download audio file (miyako38.mp3) at beija-flor Miyako: Ooh, that last one was a bit hot. John: Try this one, but be careful. It’s even hotter. Miyako: Phew! It’s as hot as anything! It’s burning my mouth. John: Here, have some beer. Miyako: That makes it worse. John: Don’t think […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 29

[audio:miyako29.mp3] Download audio file (miyako29.mp3) at KarlMarx Miyako: What are you going to do in the future, Hiroko? Hiroko: In the future? Do you mean when I graduate? Do you mean what am I going to do when I graduate? Miyako: Yeah, what are you going to do when you […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 23

[audio:miyako23.mp3] Download audio file (miyako23.mp3) at mestes76 John: Hello again. Are you still reading? Miyako: Yep. John: Are you still reading the same book? Miyako: Yeah. It’s interesting. It’s really really interesting. In fact, it’s fascinating. John: What’s it about? Miyako: It’s about how education is fun. Learning is fun. […] Read more »