Friday, August 29, 2014

Aging Will Reduce Economic Growth Worldwide in Coming Decades



VOAVideo: Aging Will Reduce Economic Growth Worldwide in Coming Decades

The world is getting older, fast. And as more people retire each year, fewer working-age people will be there to replace them. Bond rating agency Moody’s says that will lead to a decline in household savings; reducing global investments - which in turn, will lead to slower economic growth around the world. But experts say it’s not too late to mitigate the economic impact of the world’s aging populations. Mil Arcega has more.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2431583.html

Thursday, August 28, 2014

ESL Podcast 1026 – Marrying Young

ESL Podcast 1026 – Marrying Young 

Getting married is a serious step in one’s life. Learn about people who get married young in this episode. 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

English Vocabulary & Slang to talk about AGE: retro, dated, antique, old school



AlexESLvid: English Vocabulary & Slang to talk about AGE: retro, dated, antique, old school

In this useful lesson, learn some synonyms for "old," and some slang as well. If you're not ancient, you'll click on this video! Then take the quiz. Watch more videos at: engvid.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

People Use Too Much Salt

VOALearningEnglish: People Use Too Much Salt

An estimated 1.65 million people die every year from overuse of sodium. The study noted that 40 percent of those deaths happen in people younger than age 70. The great majority of early deaths happened among people from non-wealthy countries.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Electricity Could Ease Some Brain Disorders



VOA Learning English: Electricity Could Ease Some Brain Disorders
Published on Jul 11, 2014

Researchers are using electricity on the brain to reduce the effects of Parkinson's disease.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ESL Podcast 935 – Showing Signs of Age

ESL Podcast 935 – Showing Signs of Age

Julian: It makes them look old. Thank God I don't have a receding hairline – yet. Vera: When you get to be my age, you won't worry so much about graying hair. (download)

  • gray hair
  • thinning
  • salt and pepper hair
  • distinguished
  • receding hairline
  • Showing signs of age
  • lamented
  • maturing
  • character
  • evasive
  • wrinkles
  • age spots
  • deafness
  • memory loss
  • to talk someone off a ledge

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Seventy-year-old College Student Graduates



VOA Learning English: Seventy-year-old College Student Graduates
Published on Jun 27, 2014

Age did not stop Jerry Reid from continuing his education.