Friday, December 31, 2010
VOAVideo: Americans Prepare to Celebrate New Year's Eve
Around the world, millions of people will welcome the new year on Friday night by taking part in small, intimate gatherings - or larger, more boisterous celebrations. Throughout the United States, many will break out party hats and uncork champagne or other libations.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
TV shows are helping to feed a food culture in a time-starved nation; so are cooking teachers like Judy Harris (shown) THIS IS AMERICA download MP3 (Right-click or option-click and save link)
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
VOAVideo: Recommended Amount of Vitamin D Increased
It's the vitamin that is associated with the sun, that helps strengthen our bones, and may do a lot more. The U-S Institute of Medicine has increased the recommended levels of vitamin D that it says people need to stay healthy. But the panel's statement is not the last word on this vitamin. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
VOA Learning English Video: Some New Yorkers Don't Miss the Train -- They Miss the Old Station
One hundred years have passed since New York's Pennsylvania Station opened its doors. The building stood in the middle of Manhattan for more than 50 years. Today, only the underground area remains. Lorraine Diehl wrote a book about Penn Station. She remembers playing there as a child.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
VOAVideo: More Americans Opt to Cut Down Their Christmas Trees
Many roadside lots spring up at this time of year, selling pre-cut trees for half or a third as much. Hardware stores and other places sell them, too. And artificial trees are becoming increasingly popular. About 12 million reusable plastic trees sold last year, up from about 10 million in 2003. But choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms remain the most popular place for Americans to buy a tree, accounting for a third of sales.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
VOANews: Words and Their Stories: Santa Claus
The story of the man in the red suit who brings gifts to children at Christmas.
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
VOAVideo: Strong Asia Recovery Dogged by Worries Over Risky Capital Flows
Asia rebounded strongly from the global financial crisis. But large capital inflows have raised fears about inflation and market volatility. As Heda Bayron reports from Hong Kong, some economists say Asia's experience in the 1997 financial crisis left it better able to withstand the challenge.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
VOAVideo: New Technique Avoids Major Surgery If Aneurysm Caught In Time
The American Heart Association reports that the death rate from diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels has dropped by almost 30 percent since the 1990's. Still, heart disease remains a major killer in the United States. It is what claimed the life of US diplomat Richard Holbrooke who died of a burst aorta December 13.
Monday, December 13, 2010
VOAVideo: Human Trials Start for Universal Flu Vaccine
The World Health Organization says about 500,000 people die every year from seasonal flu. To combat that, doctors recommend getting a flu vaccine at the beginning of each flu season and researchers are now working on a universal vaccine that could protect people from all strains of the flu. What's more, they say the vaccine could work for several years. VOA's Vidushi Sinha has more.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
VOAVideo: Aspirin Can Reduce Cancer Death Rates, But Can Cause Serious Side Effects
It's a common medication with uncommon benefits. Aspirin is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. And a new study just out shows that one low-dose aspirin a day - about 80 milligrams - can significantly reduce the risk of death from some common forms of cancer. But there are some precautions you ought to know about. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
VOAVideo: Combination of Weights, Aerobics Works Best for Diabetics
The World Health Organization says diabetes is a major threat to global public health that is rapidly growing worse. But the most common form of the disease, Type Two, can be managed by a healthy diet and more physical activity. A recent study shows that by combining aerobic exercise and resistance training, Type Two diabetics can improve their blood sugar levels and lose weight.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
South Korea is training thousands, including children, as “dementia supporters,” to recognize symptoms and care for patients.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
VOA Learning English Video: What, No Digital Camera? Capturing the Beauty of the Grand Canyon With a Brush
It is a clear morning on the south side of the Grand Canyon. This is the starting point for Linda Glover Gooch. Little by little, the image starts to form. Thousands of people take pictures of the Grand Canyon every day in hopes of capturing its beauty. Linda Glover Gooch could have stayed home and copied a photograph of the canyon. But she says that would not be the same....
Friday, December 3, 2010
ESL Podcast 637 – Planting Flowers and Trees
If you are good at gardening, we say you have a green thumb. Get your green thumb on in this episode that will explain how we talk about flowers and trees. Download Podcast
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
VOAVideo: HIV Patients in Asia Still Face Discrimination
Despite public awareness campaigns, people with HIV-AIDS in Asia say they still face social stigma and discrimination. Nearly 5 million people in the region have been infected by the virus. Heda Bayron has this report from Bangkok.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
VOAVideo: US Holiday Shopping Season off to Good Start
Early indications show the holiday shopping season in the United States is off to a promising start. The National Retail Federation says the number of Americans who visited stores and websites during the so called "Black Friday" holiday weekend was up significantly from last year. As Mil Arcega reports, retailers are hoping the online equivalent, called Cyber Monday, turns out to be just as successful - as the
Monday, November 29, 2010
VOAVideo: Chinese Increasingly Hit the Road in Their Own Cars
As China's economy grows, salaries rise, and more city residents are feeling the need to hit the road in what has become a symbol of individuality and freedom - a car.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
VOAVideo: China's Economic Growth Leads to Packed Roads, Push for Expanded Railways
China's rapid economic growth is causing some strains - and they are increasingly evident on the roads of the country's big cities. Traffic jams fill news headlines and create headaches for a growing number of people.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
VOAVideo: Holiday Shopping Rush Begins in US
Shoppers turned out in large numbers on Friday, looking for bargains as the traditional holiday shopping season kicked off in the United States. Falling the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., the day is widely known as Black Friday because it is the day when retailers often start moving into the black, the common term for making a profit. American consumers wasted no time, some camping for hours to get the best deals.
Friday, November 26, 2010
VOANews: Survey Shows US Consumers Plan to Spend More During Holiday Season
There are more signs that American consumers are coming back as the key holiday shopping season gets underway. Revised figures show the U.S. economy grew faster than initially reported during the third quarter, thanks in part to an uptick in consumer and government spending. Retailers are hoping consumers will continue spending as the traditional holiday shopping season begins in the U.S. As Mil Arcega reports, a new consumer survey seems to think so.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
SeniorESL Thanksgiving at Milpitas Buffet
Thanksgiving Day is America's version of a harvest festival. The holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November download MP3
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Prepared foods and restaurants help Americans celebrate a holiday older than the nation itself l AGRICULTURE REPORT (download mp3)
Saturday, November 20, 2010
VOA Learning English: Training Medical Teams to Communicate Better During Operations
No one wants a pilot to make a mistake. This is why flight crews are trained in teamwork and communication. Now a study finds hospitals that trained their operating room teams had a lower rate of surgical deaths than other hospitals.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
VOAVideo: US Considers First Genetically Modified Animal for Food
Farmers in the United States have grown genetically engineered crops since the late nineteen nineties. Now, a federal agency is deciding whether to let a genetically modified animal into the food supply for the first time. A company, AquaBounty Technologies, has developed the AquAdvantage Salmon.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
This is a lesson in 3 parts. The topic is prepositions of location and direction. The list of prepositions is long, so this is meant to be a review and not an introduction. Level: high beginner - intermediate.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
VOAVideo: Aung San Suu Kyi's Release Sparks Worldwide Celebration and Caution
Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest in Burma, also known as Myanmar, has sparked worldwide celebrations among supporters of the long-time pro-democracy activist. But her supporters are also cautious in noting the daughter of Burma's assassinated independence leader, Aung San, has been previously released before being detained again. VOA's Nico Colombant reports from Washington.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
When news breaks, most reporters focus on the facts captured on tape to bring the story alive. But Taiwan’s Next Media Animation is taking a different approach to create compelling material. Their team of writers, actors, artists and computer programmers create digital animations that depict -- and embellish -- the stories behind the headlines.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
VOAVideo: Museum of Chinese in America Shows a Little-Known History
Chinese have been in America since before the United States was founded, though few in numbers until the 1840s. Like other ethnic groups, they faced prejudice and exclusion, until the civil rights movements of the 1960s began to tear down racial barriers in education and jobs. In 1980, a museum dedicated to their story started as the Chinatown History Project. The Museum of Chinese in America opened this year at a new site in New York's Chinatown. VOA New York correspondent Carolyn Weaver has more.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
VOAVideo: Obama Aims to Expand, Strengthen Relationships on 10-Day Asia Trip
President Barack Obama sets off this week (November 5) on a 10 day trip through Asia, starting in India, followed by Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. VOA Chief White House Correspondent Dan Robinson will accompany him and reports that Mr. Obama will be seeking to move U.S. economic and security ties forward with each country, while sending a message that the United States intends to remain fully engaged in Asia in economic and security terms.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
VOAVideo: Voters Head To Polls in Midterm Elections
Voters will decide who will occupy all 435 seats in the US House of Representatives, as well as 37 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate. Gubernatorial races are also important, as states redraw Congressional districts following a 10-year census. Democrats are hoping for a good turnout so they can deter what many pundits say might be a Republican landslide. VOA headed to the polls today in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Laurel Bowman has the latest.
Monday, November 1, 2010
The San Francisco Giants have won Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 1954, when the team was based in New York City. The National League champion Giants beat the American League champion Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series to clinch baseball's 2010 overall title, four-games-to-one.
If you’re leaving on a jet plane, and don’t know when you’ll be back again, then you better bring a lot of clothing. Learn all about it on this episode. Download Podcast
Sunday, October 31, 2010
VOAVideo: Halloween Fun is Serious Business on US Farms
Farmers looking for ways to stay profitable are finding a growing source of income in farm tourists.
Especially near urban centers, welcoming visitors is becoming increasingly lucrative while raising crops and livestock are becoming less so.
Autumn is a particularly popular time for farm tourism. This weekend's Halloween celebration of all things scary draws visitors to scenic farms around Washington, DC, to pick pumpkins to carve into jack-o-lanterns.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
My name is Nadejda Iontcheva and I live in Milpitas.
I need to say why it is so important to vote on November 2, 2010.
There are many reasons.
First, voting is one of the most important rights of American citizens.
It is a democratic way to take into account the will of the majority of the population for changing:the governing persons of the cities and of the country and the system of laws and rules governing the life of American citizens.
Second, the country is still under the effect of the recent deep recession.
It needs to choose the best people that are able to make the best decisions for saving and improving the education system of the country.
Education is the most important factor for success in any area of the business, science, etc.
A country that has a highly educated population is a rich country, because this human factor leads to new discoveries, developments, and the future success of young people. They are our future!
Our leaders must take urgent measures for generating new jobs and improving the health system and any other systems (financial, political, business, transportation, etc) that are not in good shape and are harming the development of country.
If the citizens do not vote, they will depend on decisions made by people who are influenced by special interests and groups that are not working for the success of the whole population but just value their private success.
On November 2, 2010, all people should take the responsibility for the future of America and must vote.
They must do their best to find out which candidates are the best and vote for them.
Monday, October 25, 2010
JenniferESL: Lesson 2f - Conditionals - English Grammar
This fifth lesson on conditionals is presented in 2 parts. This is the second part, and we review form and use of unreal conditionals in the past. Exercises invite students to practice using this structure. Level: high intermediate - adavanced.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
VOAVideo: Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Better for Patients and Caregivers
Alzheimer's affects more than 35 million people globally, robbing them of their precious memories and, over time, their lives. It is also the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In a recently published study, experts proposed new guidelines that encourage clinical procedures to secure early diagnosis of the disease. They also want to see new drug trials aimed at eliminating Alzheimer's. VOA's Vidushi Sinha has more.
Friday, October 22, 2010
VOAVideo: Political Surrogates Rally Voter Base in the Run-Up to U.S. Elections
First Lady Michelle Obama, former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and former President Bill Clinton have been enlisted by their respective parties to campaign for candidates in trouble in November's midterm elections. Why do these people appeal to American voters, while actual party leaders such as U.S. President Barack Obama are struggling? VOA's Laurel Bowman explains.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
There are less than two weeks left in the U.S. congressional midterm election campaign, and analysts say opposition Republicans appear poised to make significant gains on November 2 (download media)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
JenniferESL: Lesson 2e - Conditionals - English Grammar
This is the fifth lesson on conditionals. It will be presented in 2 parts. This first part is mainly explanation of form and use of unreal conditionals in the past. Level: high intermediate - adavanced.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Shigeru Umebayashi - Yumeji's Theme (longer version)!
tiad :The Track "Yumeji's Theme" is taken from the fantastic soundtrack album of the movie "In the mood for love" (2000, Original title: "Fa yeung nin wa", Director: Wong Kar Wai, Photographer: Christopher Doyle, Actors: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung). "Yumeji's Theme", written by Umebayashi Shigeru, was originally used in a Seijun Suzuki film called "Yumeji" (1991) barely seen outside of Asia. It is one of the most dramatatic, emotional and beautiful soundtracks ever written. Listen and enjoy it.Music composed by: Shigeru Umebayashi
Here are some favorite songs about autumn. (Download MP3)
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
VOAVideo: Miners in Chile Raised to Freedom after More Than Two Months Underground
Those 33 trapped miners in Chile are being pulled to freedom one by one after being underground since early August. VOA's Elizabeth Lee tells us about the rescue operations and the celebrations at the mine site.
VOANews: Chile Completes Rescue of All 33 Miners
The flawless operation to bring the miners to the surface ended earlier than expected
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
VOAVideo: Final Preparations Underway for Miners' Rescue
Anticipation is mounting as the rescue of 33 miners in northern Chile approaches. The mission to end the more than two month ordeal for the trapped miners is expected to begin by midnight Tuesday local time. On Monday, workers finished reinforcing the escape shaft and successfully tested the rescue capsule, designed to carry rescue workers to the miners and hoist each miner, one by one, to the surface. VOA's Robert Raffaele has more.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
batman7003: Turkish Islamic art of Marbling (Ebru)
The word marbling is in Turkish EBRU (cloud, cloudy) or abru (Water face). EBRU is used for covering some manuscripts and other holy books. EBRU may have come from China, where a document from the T'ang dynasty (618-907) mentions a process of coloring paper on water with five hues. Through the Silk Road this art came first to Iran and picked up the name Ebru. Subsequently this art moved towards Anatolia (Turkey).
In Senem's Journey to a New Beginning (modified), Senem is a Turkish woman living in the United States and taking care of her family—her husband, Tarkan, and their son, Hasan—while adapting to a new language and new customs. Her task becomes even more challenging when Hasan is kidnapped and when she gets word of a natural disaster back home. With the help of her family and her new friends, however, Senem manages to find the strength to thrive in her unfamiliar setting and make new beginnings in her life.
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Monday, October 11, 2010
JenniferESL: Lesson 2d - Conditionals - English Grammar
This is the fourth lesson on conditionals. In this lesson we turn our attention to unreal conditional statements in the present time. Level: high intermediate - advanced.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
2010 Double Ten Day Fireworks
Wedding-related businesses said the day was perhaps the most sought-after wedding date since July 7, 2007, when the lucky 07-07-07 marked the calendar. Some 10-10-10 couples even chose to take their vows at 10 a.m.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
VOAVideo: Chinese Human Rights Campaigner Wins Peace Prize
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize what the Nobel Committee called "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." The Norwegian committee said it has long believed there is a close connection between human rights and peace. Jennifer Glasse reports on the announcement and the reaction.
Relatives say she can tell him he just won Nobel Peace Prize for advocacy of democratic reforms in China
Liu Xiaobo was sentenced last December to 11 years in prison for 'inciting subversion of state power'
VOANews: China Outraged Over Nobel Peace Prize Selection
Statement on Foreign Ministry's website calls award 'obscenity' that goes against aims of award
Awarding a jailed Chinese dissident the Nobel Peace Prize pressures the Beijing government in a very public way
Friday, October 8, 2010
This episode is dedicated to my neighbor’s screaming children. Learn how to describe the little monsters in this episode. Download Podcast
Thursday, October 7, 2010
VOANews: US Considers First Genetically Modified Animal for Food
A salmon grows faster with genes from two other fish, but the idea raises debate AGRICULTURE REPORT (download MP3)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Today, we will tell about possible good news for people seeking to prevent Alzheimer's disease. We will also tell about two ancient creatures that scientists believe were close relatives of a famous dinosaur. (download MP3)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
VOAVideo: Diabetes Drug Avandia Faces Stricter Regulation
The U.S. and European drug regulatory agencies recently issued rulings that restrict the use of the diabetes drug Avandia, which studies show increase the risk of heart attack and stroke as it controls blood sugar levels. VOA's Vidushi Sinha has more.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Researchers say test could dramatically reduce number of costly and often unnecessary biopsies
Friday, October 1, 2010
VOAVideo: China Currency Bill Wins House Vote
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure to punish China and other countries that allegedly undervalue their currencies. American lawmakers accuse China of keeping the yuan artificially low to give its manufacturers a competitive edge in world markets. Mil Arcega has the latest.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
VOAVideo: American Voters Rate Economy, Jobs as Major Concerns
Americans will go to the polls November 2 to select all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and more than one-third of the 100-member Senate. In survey after survey, Americans rate the economy as their top concern. Voters say they are looking for candidates who will spur job creation and restore prosperity. (read more, especially about California's upcoming election)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
My Onggi Pot - Time Lapse
After 8 months of my 10 month apprenticeship here in S. Korea, I have put together this video that shows a bit of what I've learned. http://www.adamfieldpottery.com/
Monday, September 27, 2010
Jennifer ESL: Lesson 2b - Conditionals - English Grammar
This is the second lesson on conditionals. There is a review and expansion on present factual conditionals, and then we move on to look at factual conditionals in the future. Level: intermediate - high intermediate.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
VOAVideo: China Growing Increasingly Assertive Along Its Coast
In recent months, China has taken an increasingly aggressive stance along its coastal borders from the Yellow Sea in the north to the hotly disputed South China Sea. Regional security analysts say this increased assertiveness highlights China's growing economic might and its desire to project its military might beyond its borders. VOA's William Ide has more from Washington.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
WH.gov: Senior Citizens and the Affordable Care Act
Vice President Joe Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hosted a conference call with senior citizens from across the country to discuss the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for senior citizens. September 23, 2010.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Mid-Autumn Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Zhongqiu Festival (traditional Chinese: 中秋節; simplified Chinese: 中秋节; pinyin: Zhōngqiūjié
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
JenniferESL: Lesson 2a - Conditionals - English Grammar
This is the first of several lessons on conditionals. In this lesson we begin with factual conditionals in the present. Level: intermediate - high intermediate.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
VOAVideo: Study Indicates Better Way to Care for Patients
In medical school, students learn how to diagnose and manage a patient's medical concerns. But non-medical issues - a patient's emotional state, caretaker responsibilities, job status or access to care can be just as important. A new study finds that medical students who are trained to ask about issues affecting patients' lives in addition to their physical problems are better able to help their patients. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Here is a slide show of the US Constituion.
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal holiday that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution. Citizenship Day also recognizes all who have become citizens due to either coming of age or naturalization. It is celebrated on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
Before Constution Day, students study the US Constitution, focusing on the rights and responsibilites of American Citizenship. On Constitution Day, students sign a large copy of the Constitution and are given pocket-sized copies of the Constitution. Many Adult Schools honor the students who were naturalized as American citizen during the previous school year. The school also encourages the students who are preparing for naturalization during the upcoming school year.
For more info, see:
ELCivics.com: The US Constitution
Learn about the US Constituion with Pictures, Easy Lessons, and Fun Activities
ESLPOD English 92
LISTEN to the Preamble to the US Constitution.
National Constitution Center: Home
The National Constitution Center, located on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is the worlds only museum devoted to the US Constitution.
US Citizenship Podcast
Check back every day for updated materials for Constitution Day. Here are some pictures from last year's celebration.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Breaking News English: Asian Youth Forgetting How to Write
A new study commissioned by the China Daily Youth newspaper has found many young Chinese people are forgetting how to write traditional Chinese.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
No one likes to make mistakes. But a new study says organizations learn more from their failures than their successes, and keep that knowledge longer. (download MP3)
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
VOAVideo: Millions Of People Likely Suffering From Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome is a medical condition associated with our addiction to digital devices -- from computers to smart phones, hand-held video games and e-books. Doctors estimate that nearly 80 million people in the U.S. could suffer from it. And that does not include the growing number of children developing eye problems related to electronic devices. Producer Zulima Palacio talked to the experts and filed this story.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
- Milpitas Adult Ed's Kimchi Video part 1
- Milpitas Adult Ed's Kimchi Video part 2
- Milpitas Adult Ed's Kimchi Video part 3
The Kims' Journey to Harmony is a story about one Korean family's journey to the United States following the death of Hyo Kim's father. After the funeral, Hyo's brother asks him to stay and take his father's place in their engineering company. But tension between the brothers disrupts the harmony in the lives of their mother, wives, and children as they try to adjust to life in America. With the help of new classmates, colleagues, and friends, the Kims embark on a different type of journey to balance their responsibility to family with their dreams for life in America and restore harmony to everyone.
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Monday, September 6, 2010
JenniferESL: Modal Verbs to Express Past Possibilities - Lesson 26 - English Grammar
TOPIC: Modal verbs to express possibilities in the past ("must have gone"). Levels: Upper Intermediate to Advanced
STUDENTS: Additonal practice is available on EnglishCafe. Try the listening quiz I created.
TEACHERS: Classroom ideas are available on my WordPress blog.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
ESLPod's English Cafe 49 Topics: Labor Day, charitable organizations in the U.S., safety vs. security, clutch vs. grip vs. grab (Download MP3)
Comedian Jerry Lewis hosts a Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystropy Association. The telethon is always on Labor Day weekend. It lasts about 20 hours or so. It
is very successful in getting people to donate money. Last year, people watched the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and donated 55 million dollars.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
VOAVideo: Global Uncertainty Drives Demand For Gold
Demand for gold is expected to rise as a weak US dollar and persistent fears of a double dip recession weigh on investors. Despite falling slightly from historic highs earlier this year, the precious metal remains a safe and attractive investment. Analysts expect the price to stay strong for the rest of the year, thanks in part to accelerating demand from India and China. Mil Arcega reports.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
ESL Podcast 611 – Having an Overbearing Father
Parents want to protect their children, even when they grow older. Sometimes the children, however, don’t want the protection. Learn more in this episode. Download Podcast
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
VOANews: For Lots of People, Getting Older Means Getting Happier
A study found that by age 85, people are happier with their life than they were at 18
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
VOANews: Massive Egg Recall Raises Food Safety Questions
The recent egg contamination is one of the largest salmonella outbreaks ever recorded in the US. Congress is considering new food laws. (listen)
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Senior Class Level 1-3
Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Teacher: Judy Connell, Room 407
Class Size: 36 students
Check the class lists posted on the front door of the school.
Senior Class Level 4-6
Monday-Thursday 10 am-12 noon
Teacher: Jennifer Gagliardi, Room 703
Class Size: 36 students
There is a waiting list for each class.
Senior Class Level 4-6 Class Roster:
- Chang, Hui Li
- Chen, Fu Chiu Tammy
- Chen, Ming Hua
- Dinh, Loc T.
- Dominguez, Leticia
- Espinoza, Daisy M
- Fung, Kum Lee Anita
- Gao, Lixin
- Ho, Bich Chau Thi
- Ho, Nu
- Iontcheva, Nadejda G.
- Joshi, Jayadevi M
- Karamanaga, Minire
- Kosel, Mark
- Lam, Cindy Ngoc
- Leon, Rosario
- Lin, Cheng Hsiung Charles
- Liu, Willson
- Mendoza, Nolberto
- Ngo, Quang Van
- Nguyen, Chile Thi
- Nguyen, Viet Quang
- Park, Hae S.
- Phan, Le T
- Sheth, Ashwin Nataranjan
- Souvannavong, Kitima K.
- Tan, Mi Fang
- Tom, Pak
- Ugarte, Rosa Felicia
- Valdez, Antonia
- Valencia, Isabel De Vazquez
- Vazquez, Araceli
- Xu, Xiaozhong
- Yepez, Silvina YST
- Zhang, Mei Qin
- Zhu, Dianna H.
See you on Monday, August 30, 10am- 12 noon!