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

[audio:annette.mp3] Download audio file (annette.mp3) at *heloise* Mark: What’s your name? Annette: Annette. Mark: Annette. And where are you from, Annette? Annette: I’m from Denmark. Mark: Oh really? What part of Denmark? Annette: Jutland. Mark: Jutland. That’s near…that’s on the European mainland? Annette: Yeah, kind of. Mark: Close to Germany? […] Read more »

Working as an Engineer

[audio:workingasanengineer.mp3] Download audio file (workingasanengineer.mp3) at pianoforte Mark talks to Tony about a job in Kuwait Mark: What kind of job in Kuwait? Tony: Oh it would be ahh…well…it could be a number of things…in…civil engineering…you know…maintenance on the base…maintenance on the base, you know…evaluating contracts. Mark: Are you a […] Read more »

People and Places – Derek 1 – Laveen, Arizona

[audio:laveen.mp3] Download audio file (laveen.mp3) at Caretakr Aaron: Where are you from? Derek: I’m from Laveen, Arizona. Aaron: Where is Laveen? Derek: Laveen is Southwest of Phoenix. Aaron: Southwest of Phoenix. Derek: Phoenix is the capital of Arizona. Aaron: Yeah? And so how would you describe the place where you […] 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 »

Talking about South Africa

[audio:lerato.mp3] Download audio file (lerato.mp3) at carlosoliveirareis In this recording Mark interviews Lerato, who comes from South Africa. M: Ok so…Hello everybody I am sitting here with Lerato from South Africa. What part of South Africa do you come from, Lerato? L: I come from Johannesburg. M: Right, so you […] Read more »

Steve from Michigan

[audio:steve.mp3] Download audio file (steve.mp3) at teaspout Mark interviews Steve Yenik, a friend and co-worker of his, who lives in Kyoto, Japan. In it, Steve talks a little bit about the Midwest of the United States, the orignial thirteen colonies, and his hometown of Owosso, Michigan. Mark: I’m just sitting […] Read more »