ESL Podcast 585 – Being Clear or Confusing
So I was telling my friend about this thing but then I thought of something else so I....what was I saying? Anyway, learn how to tell a story clearly in this episode. Download Podcast
The Promise of Clean Energy (20 min.)
whitehouse — May 26, 2010 — President Obama speaks about how clean energy investments can diminish the environmental risks of continued use of fossil fuels and provide new jobs and opportunities after touring the Solyndra solar panel plant in Fremont, CA. May 26, 2010.
WH.gov: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
President Obama hosts a reception at the White House to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. May 24, 2010.
WH.gov: Presidential Proclamation--Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
For centuries, America's story has been tied to the Pacific. Generations of brave men and women have crossed this vast ocean, seeking better lives and opportunities, and weaving their rich heritage into our cultural tapestry. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we celebrate the immeasurable contributions these diverse peoples have made to our Nation...(read more)
AsianPacificHeritage.gov: May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.
JenniferESL: Lesson 2 - "Think" - Common Mistakes in English
JenniferESL — September 25, 2007 — In this lesson we focus on differences in meaning when the verb "think" is used in the simple present and present progressive. Level: intermediate.
JenniferESL — August 17, 2007 — In this lesson I address three verbs that often cause confusion: advise, recommend, and suggest. We explore the differences in meaning, usage, and grammar. Level: high intermediate.
EnglishLessons4U — April 07, 2010 — http://www.engVid.com/ Tag questions can be difficult, can't they? Learn what they are and how to use them properly in this grammar lesson. Don't forget to take the free quiz on this lesson at http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-tag-questions/
VOAvideo — May 04, 2010 — The US government predicts the number of overseas visitors to the United States will rise this year following a steady decline for much of 2009.The increase in arrivals is expected to come largely from developing nations, as the global economic recovery in America's traditional Western markets remains sluggish. VOA's Steve Mort reports from Orlando, Florida - one of the top US destinations for overseas visitors.
Topics: Yosemite National Park; PETA and animal rights; to rebuild versus to reshape; to mind your P’s and Q’s; tag questions.
Fast Forward to info about Tag Questions begins on 27:49. Download Podcast
Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts,
Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!
"We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
From the bosom of the devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own.
It says: "Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.
JenniferESL — April 23, 2010 — Topic: Using the Definite Article (the) with Generic Nouns. Learn patterns for making generic nouns when talking about musical instruments, inventions, and animals. Level: Intermediate to advanced.
STUDENTS: Additional practice is available at EnglishCafe.com: http://www.englishcafe.com/blog/using-articles-with-generic-nouns-66835
Learn About Cinco de Mayo (2 minutes)
WatchMojo — May 02, 2008 — explains the history and background of Cinco de Mayo, the holiday that commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
While Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride!
Articles - Lesson 22, Part 2 - English Grammar
JenniferESL — March 19, 2010 — An introduction of overview of English articles: a, an, the, and the zero article.Level: Intermediate to advanced.This is a lesson in TWO PARTS. Part 2 summarizes the basic rules for using English articles and offers practice.
STUDENTS: Additional practice is available at EnglishCafe.com.\: http://www.englishcafe.com/lesson/english-articles-part-2-61169