The Story of the Central Bank

Vocabulary and Grammar – a practical situation Let’s study the vocabulary and grammar of politics and economics and government. Let’s study a practical situation. Let’s study the grammar in the context of one practical situation. Look at these sentences and note the differences and similarities: Link to conversation about economics […] Read more »

What do you do for a crust? – The Bread Page

at fooey What do you do for a crust? [audio:crust.mp3] What do you do for a crust? means What do you do for a living? or What is your job? Money is bread. People who grew up in the sixties and seventies and older people sometimes call money, “bread”. It […] Read more »

Federal Taxes

Several guys talk about federal taxes and drug money in a pool hall. What is the U.S. government's role in this? Read more »

Himalayan Hike – 1 – Hiring a Guide

[audio:Himalayan Hike1.mp3] Download audio file (Himalayan Hike1.mp3) at irp Mark and Axel from Australia teamed up with Luis from Spain and Alex from France to hike to Malana in Himachal Pradesh. Gilles helped them negotiate the price and conditions of a guide over the mountain pass. Gilles: You must be […] Read more »

Bilingual – English and Cambodian – 2

[audio:cambodian2.mp3] Download audio file (cambodian2.mp3) Where are you from? (Cambodian) I am from Australia. (Cambodian) Where are you from? (Cambodian) I am from Cambodia? (Cambodian) Where is he from? (Cambodian) He is from America. (Cambodian) How long have you been in Cambodia? (Cambodian) One hour. (Cambodian) Two hours. (Cambodian) Three […] Read more »