Vocabulary – Carnage

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 word “carne” […] Read more »

Bread and Cakes

Do you know a good recipe for a cake or bread? Tell us what the recipe is. Say it aloud and then write it out in the comments section at the bottom of this page: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] What is it called? How do you make […] Read more »

A New Life in Mosquito City – part 34 – A Dream or Reality?

In this segment, Mark shares the contents of his dreams the night before with his co-worker, Brad. What does Brad think? What is real and what is imaginary? Sometimes the difference isn't all that much.... Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 38

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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 […] Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 3 – The Five Elements

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (swami3.mp3) at Irp Mark: What are the five elements? Swami: The first is earth. Mark: Earth. Swami: The most solid. Rough is the earth. Mark: Matter. Swami: Matter. Matter. Subtler than that is water. Mark: Water. Swami: Subtler than water […] Read more »

Bilingual – English and Korean – 1

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (korean1.mp3) Hello (Korean) How are you? (Korean) Good. (Korean) Where are you going? (Korean) I am going home. (Korean) I am hungry. (Korean) Are you hungry? (Korean) Yes, I am. (Korean) Beer (Korean) I drink beer. (Korean) Do you drink […] Read more »