Almanac – 16 August 2010 – Monday

Cartels have blockaded the streets of the industrial city Monterrey, which is Mexico’s richest city. Gunmen ordered people from their cars, which were then used to make barricades that closed thirteen major roads. Read more »

An Explanatory Note – “to be held responsible”

At what age should people be held responsible? (passive) At what age should we hold people responsible? (active) From what age should society hold people responsible? (active) Sentence Variations Children are generally not held to be criminally responsible for their actions until they are mature. Children are generally not thought […] Read more »

An Explanatory Note – “separated at birth”

The two boys were separated at birth. Somebody separated the two boys. They were separated. They were taken away from one another. They did not see each other any more. They were born. They were separated when they were born. They were separated at birth. They were separated as soon […] Read more »

I am a Japanese Korean

Misun is a Japanese Korean from Osaka. Her parents were both born in Japan, too. She cannot get a Japanese passport, but instead has a Korean one. Mark interviews her in this recording. Read more »