Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Listen A Minute.com: Current Events

Senior ESL watching the inauguration of President Obama

Listen A Minute.com: Current Events

I love the news and current events.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Swine Flu Tops List of 2009 Health Issues



VOAVideo: Swine Flu Tops List of 2009 Health Issues

The H1N1 virus, also known as Swine Flu, was the top medical story of 2009. In March, the virus caught the attention of health officials in Mexico when cases of a flu-like illness were reported in the state of Veracruz. The transmission of the virus was so rapid that by mid-June the World Health Organization declared the first flu pandemic in more than four decades. VOA's Melinda Smith looks back at the progression of the disease, as well as other major health issues of 2009.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

VOANews: Where Every Day Is Christmas



Profit reinvestment and strong community ties have made family-owned Bronner’s into possibly the world’s biggest Christmas store.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

US Buddhists Join In Christmas Celebration



VOANews: US Buddhists Join In Christmas Celebration

It has long been true that Christmas is not just for Christians any more. Many people, of many different religious persuasions or of no persuasion at all, celebrate the day and the season. Followers of Buddhism in the Washington area are among the groups celebrating the tradition.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

ESL Podcast 539 – Spending Time with Family

ESL Podcast 539 – Spending Time with Family

What’s the most important thing in life? Some say breakfast, but most would choose family. Learn more in this episode. Download Podcast

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Words and Their Stories: Santa Claus

Mr Kim (not Santa Claus) singing Christmas carols

VOANews: Words and Their Stories: Santa Claus

The story of the man in the red suit who brings gifts to children at Christmas.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

ESL Podcast 537 – Types of Bank Accounts



Don't know where to keep your money? Learn about different types of bank accounts in this episode. Download Podcast

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Listen a Minute: Climate Change


Listen a Minute: Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most worrying things for our planet.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Researchers: "Elderly Adults with Chronic Pain Fall More Often"



VOAVideo: Researchers: "Elderly Adults with Chronic Pain Fall More Often"

A new study in the United States shows that pain is a major factor in causing the elderly to fall. The study follows earlier research that found that falling is the major cause of injury for those over 70 and a primary cause of death for those over the age of 85. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Elderly Americans Learn How to Whack Attackers

VOANews: Elderly Americans Learn How to Whack Attackers

Thousands of elderly Americans are learning a form of self-defense that uses a tool many of them already carry - a walking cane. According to some martial arts instructors, Cane Fu is growing in popularity among retirees. Steve Mort reports from Florida.