Listen to these three different accents Liverpool: “Let me tell you!” London: “I will put it this way!” Virginia: “That is the way I see it.” Comparatives and Superlatives Lesson Which one is the most difficult (for you) (to understand)? Why is that? (How come?) What factors contributed to it […] Read more »

The Man from Marseilles

[audio:marseilles.mp3] Download audio file (marseilles.mp3) at serena sundai Mark: So Eric, you are from France? Eric: Yes. Mark: Which part? Eric: Which park? Mark: Which part?! Eric: My part is Marseilles. My city is Marseilles and my country is France. Mark: But you speak English with an Indian accent. Eric: […] 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 »