Bilingual – English and Flemish – 1

Use this post to learn English and Flemish at the same time. Where are you from? I come from Belgium. Which language do you speak? 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 »

Uses of “like”

“Like” has several meanings. 1. preposition (similar to) He looks like my brother. That sounds like Mozart. 2. verb (to enjoy or prefer) Do you like tea or coffee? I like water. 3. a combining form (similarly) I want to discuss it with like-minded people. 4. a pausing device that […] Read more »

The Holy Grail

A temple in Ethiopia contains a very special relic. Is it the Holy Grail or the Ten Commandments? Listen to Luis and Isabel talk about it. Read more »

Football is the Global Language

Some people have said that football, or soccer, is the world's global language. Indeed, it is the world's most popular sport. Listen to an Australian bloke talk with a Yorkshireman about football. 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 »

What is it like in a Dogon Village?

[audio:luisdogon.mp3] Download audio file (luisdogon.mp3) at el rabbit A group of friends start to talk about Dogon villages in Africa and end up talking about nationalism. Mark: What is the Dogon village like? Luis: They are clay… and they are… Mark: Clay houses? Luis: Clay houses. Mark: Round houses? Luis: […] Read more »

Eran from Israel

[audio:israelieran.mp3] Download audio file (israelieran.mp3) at Tmuna Fish Mark: So Eran what part of Israel do you come from? Eran: I am from Rishon. Rishon le Zion. Mark: From where? Eran: Rishon le Zion. Mark: How do you spell that? Eran: R-i-s-h-o-n. Mark: Uh-huh. Eran: Would be Rishon. Mark: Uh-huh. […] Read more »

On Horseback from Canada to South America

[audio:onhorseback.mp3] Download audio file (onhorseback.mp3) at stephanie-sas Craig and Mark and some friends talk about a horseback journey from Canada to South America. Craig: One night Mark and I came up with an idea for a great trip. It started…we were talking about horses and…you know that I really love […] Read more »