A Conversation about Australia and New Zealand and Canada

Questions Listen to the music. Do you like it? What is the name of the radio host? Is it Clint Eastwood or Vinnie Eastwood? LISTENING Listen to the audio and read the notes. Do you follow the thread of the conversation? Are you learning new vocabulary. FOCUS on the vocabulary. […] Read more »

The Advertising Industry is Responsible

Interviewer: Ponderosa Pine! How did you get that name? Environmental Activist: I gave it to myself in 1972. I had moved back to California from New Mexico where I became really fond of that tree and then I learned it is the most susceptible of California trees to smog and […] Read more »

That’s how you sit

Talking with children can be insightful, as they have an innocent view of the world and ask very good questions. In this conversation, an adult speaks with a child about how a puppy dog sits. 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 »

A New Life in Mosquito City – part 32 – Is everything ok?

In this episode, Mark goes into work on a Monday morning at the Mosquito City herald. He speaks with his boss, Frank, and discovers that Frank isn't exactly who Mark thought he was! Read more »

A New Life in Mosquito City – Part 31 – The Cry

In many cultures, it is considered embarrassing or wrong for a grown man to cry. Yet crying is a healthy was to express an emotion of sadness or happiness. In this episode, Mark breaks down and starts crying right in front of Peter Bestluck. Why does he cry? Find out. Read more »

A New Life in Mosquito City – Part 30 – Meeting People

Meeting people is fun. All people are unique and interesting in one way or another. Listen to Mark as he meets Stephanie, Peter Bestluck's sister. Read more »