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ESL Discussions: Michael Jackson
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ESL Discussions: Michael Jackson
VOAVideo: A Great Musical Talent Passes
Michael Jackson has died at the age of 50. He leaves behind an enormous legacy of pop/rock music that he wrote, produced and performed in a groundbreaking career that spanned decades. Even though his star waned in recent years, he was still beloved by millions of fans. VOA's Deborah Block reports.
People around the world are paying their respects to International pop star Michael Jackson. Jackson died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Thursday at the age of 50 in Los Angeles. An autopsy is planned for Friday (June 26th), though results aren't likely to be final until toxicology tests could be completed. The Los Angeles County Coroner says if a cause can be determined by the autopsy, they will announce the results. Meanwhile, a day after his death people around the world are reacting and paying tribute to the pop icon. VOA's has more on the story.
VOANews: The Talented but Tragic Life of Michael Jackson
On IN THE NEWS: Fans mourn the death of ''the King of Pop'' in Los Angeles at age 50. Next month he was supposed to start a comeback tour in London.
VOAVideo: Are Cheaper Meals Costing Americans Their Health?
Nutritionists warn that people in the United States are at risk of obesity and long-term health problems as they substitute cheap, fast food for healthy meals to try to weather the economic slump. From Washington, Kate Moody reports.
VOAVideo: Parties Promote Make-It-Yourself Cleaning Products
Reports suggest that commercial home cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that could affect human health and the environment. An advocacy group that has sought better regulation and greater disclosure about cleaning products is promoting a way to help consumers create their own eco-friendly cleaners. It is called the Green Cleaning Party. VOA's June Soh reports on this grass-roots effort. Amy Katz narrates.
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VOAVideo: Stimulus Funds Provide Job Training and Food
In February, President Obama signed a massive stimulus package to create jobs and boost the sluggish U.S. economy. Today, stimulus funds are flowing across the United States for projects ranging from highway construction to development of alternative energy. Mike O'Sullivan reports, stimulus funds are bringing jobs and other benefits to Los Angeles.
VOANews: Words and Their Stories: Get Your Act Together
Some expressions that might be heard at business meetings. Transcript of radio broadcast: 11 June 2009
A woman from Japan was telling a friend about her trip to the United States. The woman had visited major businesses and investment companies in New York City and Chicago. "I studied English before I left home, " she said. "But I still was not sure that people were speaking English."
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, DC 20502-0039
Please check EHow or USGovInfo for further requirements.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
LISTEN: ESLPodcast 53 - Understanding Men and Women
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VOAVideo: Hong Kong Candlelight Vigil Draws Thousands - A Video Poem
For the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square events of June 4, 1989 upwards of 200,000people gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria Park for a candlelight vigil, honoring the many pro-democracy protestors who were killed 20 years ago. VOA reporters Heda Bayron and Pros Laput prepared this poetic look of this solemn event.
Ben E. King - Stand by me
The School will sing this song on the last day.