Mosquito City – Part 42 – I have to get out of this hotel

[audio:anlimc42.mp3] Download audio file (anlimc42.mp3) at Irp Frank’s friends were not able to help Mark find an apartment so he asked his friend Peter for help. Mark: So Peter I really need to get out of this hotel and get my own place. Down in Brooklyn, you said, was a […] Read more »

The Holy Grail

A temple in Ethiopia contains a very special relic. Is it the Holy Grail or the Ten Commandments? Listen to Luis and Isabel talk about it. Read more »

The Man from Marseilles

[audio:marseilles.mp3] Download audio file (marseilles.mp3) at serena sundai Mark: So Eric, you are from France? Eric: Yes. Mark: Which part? Eric: Which park? Mark: Which part?! Eric: My part is Marseilles. My city is Marseilles and my country is France. Mark: But you speak English with an Indian accent. Eric: […] Read more »

I Was Doing Yoga

[audio:travelagent.mp3] Download audio file (travelagent.mp3) at Myyogaonline Mark ran into a Japanese guy at a travel agent in Rishikesh. The Japanese Guy: Do you think I ought to take a local bus all the way? The Travel Agent: No no no. It is open at five o’clock. Four o’clock. From […] Read more »

Who was the real Hannibal?

[audio:ishtar.mp3] Download audio file (ishtar.mp3) at grabthar Syrian Guy: There. What happened there? You know? Mark: You were talking about Ishtar. The old Assyrian goddess. Syrian Guy: Ishtarte. Ishtarte. Mark: Ishtarte. Yeah. Syrian Guy: She was the goddess of the sun. The sun-goddess. Mark: Right. This is in ancient Assyria. […] Read more »


There are lots of different ways to form a question. 1. Yes/No Questions This type of question needs a yes/no answer. 2. WH Questions This type of question needs a WH question word. 3. Intonation Questions This type of question uses intonation. It likes like a normal sentence. The intonation […] Read more »

Intonation Questions

Sometimes we ask a question with rising intonation at the end of the sentence. When we write the question it looks like a normal sentence, but from the intonation (rising at the end) and the situation (pragmatics) we can tell that it is a question. Compare these two sentences below. […] Read more »