Water Treatment

Words are powerful. They can affect water in noticeable ways. And since we are made mostly of water, words have a powerful effect on us, too. Read more »

Easy English 100 – Grammar is Music

[audio:grammar is music.mp3] Download audio file (grammar is music.mp3) at M J M I think grammar is beautiful. I think grammar is beautiful. I think it’s beautiful. Grammar is music. Music. Words are music. Music. Everything has music. I was watching television. I saw a programme I saw a programme […] Read more »

Actually I was Born in Hawaii

Have you ever met a Mormon? Did you know they are very efficient language learners? Listen to Mark speak with a Mormon on a mission in Cambodia. Read more »

The Obsession

at The Library of Congress Synopsis: The Obsession is a story that was told to me by a student from Oman. It is about human relationships and emotions and the grammar focus is past simple tense and past continuous tense. It is an intermediate level story. Download the text: The […] Read more »

Bilingual – English and German – 20

[audio:german20.mp3] Download audio file (german20.mp3) Use this post to learn English and German at the same time. I was on the bus. (German) I went to the border. (German) I crossed the border. I saw the river. There was a lot of pollution. It was very very dirty. I was […] 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 »

An Interview with Mark White about Interactive Stories

[audio:InterviewMark.mp3] Download audio file (InterviewMark.mp3) An interview from 2004 with Mark White about his Interactive Stories method of language learning. Interviewer: Good evening. My name is Aaron Campbell and I am speaking to you from Shugakuin in the north of Kyoto, Japan. I am sitting here in my room on […] Read more »

People and Places – Miriam 1 – Where are you from?

[audio:miria1.mp3] Download audio file (miria1.mp3) at Aktiv Phil Mark: Where are you from Miriam? Miriam: I am from the Philippines. I was born in Manila, actually. Mark: Right. Miriam: … in 1961 Mark: Your parents are from Manila also? Miriam: No, my mother and father, actually; they come from two […] Read more »