Notes and Ideas – general “you”

Parallel Expressions 1. You are learning something new every day. 2. One is learning something new every day. 3. I am learning something new every day. The first one is informal and friendly. The second one is formal and abstract. The third one is the clearest. Notes We often use […] Read more »

Bilingual – English and Chinese – 4

[audio:chinese4.mp3] Download audio file (chinese4.mp3) Use this post to learn English and Mandarin at the same time. I am forty-six. I am forty-six too. I don’t believe you. How old are you? How old are you really? I am forty-six. No! Yes! When were you born? I was born in […] 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 »

They could have broke the back of OPEC

[audio:OPEC.mp3] Download audio file (OPEC.mp3) at elkrusty A guy from Indiana talked to Mark about the war in Iraq. Mark: Which oil cartel? Guy: OPEC. Mark: OPEC. Right. And they were gonna like stop everything being hitched to the dollar and like..? Guy: No. We could have broke…. When they […] Read more »

Archie is a Sheep Man from New South Wales

[audio:archie.mp3] Download audio file (archie.mp3) In this podcast, Mark White interviews Archie, a sheep man from the town of Emmaville in New South Wales, Australia. Archie talks about the history of Emmaville and life growing up in the Australian countryside. M: Hello everybody. We’re sitting just outside Emmaville in New […] Read more »