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 »

The Elixir of Immortality

If you had the chance to live forever, would you take it? Hear about a Chinese man who wanted to live forever and how he tried to do it. Read more »

Accents

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 »

Virginia Accent

[audio:virginiaaccent.mp3] Download audio file (virginiaaccent.mp3) at scandblue The Guy from Virginia: No. Marriage is a family-oriented….family institution. If you want to have a family… The Other Guy: The family is sacred. The Guy from Virginia: …get married. That is the way I see it. If I wanted right now …wanted […] 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 »

Bilingual – English and Irish (Gaelic) – 2

[audio:irish2.mp3] Download audio file (irish2.mp3) Do you have a house? (Irish) Yes, I do. (Irish) Do you have a horse? (Irish) No, I don’t. (Irish) Do you have a car? (Irish) No, I dont. (Irish) Do you have any food? (Irish) Do you have any drink? (Irish) Do you have […] Read more »

Plutonium is a Dangerous Substance

[audio:plutonium.mp3] Download audio file (plutonium.mp3) at maidrin_rua Mark and Aaron talked to an eighty-six year-old Japanese poet and political activist who had lived in India and China. Mark: Ok so you came back to Japan because it is an important time…like…the constitution… Naoto: Yeah…you know…the constitution…August next year there is […] Read more »