Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lesson 4b (continued) - L - English Pronunciation


JenniferESL: Lesson 4b (continued) - L - English Pronunciation

This is a continuation of Lesson 4b. Topic: /l/ in the middle position. Level: All levels, though some vocabulary in the explanations and exercises will challenge beginners.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Less Salt Can Mean More Life

VOANews: Less Salt Can Mean More Life

A new study shows a cut of three grams of salt a day prevent tens of thousands of deaths among Americans

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Words and Their Stories: Back, Shoulders and Chest

VOANews: Words and Their Stories: Back, Shoulders and Chest

There are many American idioms that use parts of the body. These include the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and even the heart. Today we will tell you some expressions that use other body parts – the back, shoulders and chest.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lesson 4b - L - English Pronunciation



JenniferESL: Lesson 4b - L - English Pronunciation

Topic: /l/ in the middle position. Level: All levels, though some vocabulary in the explanations and exercises will challenge beginners.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lesson 4a - L - English Pronunciation



JenniferESL: Lesson 4a - L - English Pronunciation

Topic: /l/ in the initial position. Level: All levels, though some vocabulary in the explanations and exercises will challenge beginners.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fish Oil May Slow Aging of Heart



VOAVideo: Fish Oil May Slow Aging of Heart

Scientists say that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can help people with heart disease live longer. But until now, no one knew why omega-3 oils are so beneficial. VOA's Carol Pearson tells us about a new study that sought to find out.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lesson 3b - Rhythm through Rhymes - English Pronunciation



JenniferESL: Lesson 3b - Rhythm through Rhymes - English Pronunciation

Pronunciation lesson with a native speaker. Levels: intermediate to advanced. Topic: Use of nursery rhymes to develop sense of RHYTHM. Part 2 of two parts.

Monday, January 18, 2010

MLK Day Special!

by Ben Heine (Note : If you wish a print of this image, click "Buy This Print" )

USCitizenpod's MLK Day Special!

Today we will review the 96Qs (45) and the new 100Q (48, 84, 85, 100) related to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You can get the MLK Day handout here. Also check out the following links.

  1. MLK Center
  2. Simple Wikipedia: MLK
  3. VOA News: MLK Remembered (many stories)
  4. Enchanted Learning: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sean Banville is a busy, busy man. He writes free ESL lessons for his four ESL websites: Breaking News English, ESL Discussions, Famous People Lessons, and his new website: ESL Holiday Lessons.

ESLHolidayLessons.com for Martin Luther King Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a U.S. holiday that celebrates the birth date of one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders.
Word Doc PDF MP3 Listening Online Exercise

Famous People Lessons.com English Lesson Plan on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the most important leader of the American civil rights movement.
Word Doc PDF MP3 Listening Online Exercise

ESL Discussions.com Conversation Questions on Racism
What kind of world would it be if there was no racism?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lesson 3a - Rhythm through Rhymes - English Pronunciation



JenniferESL: Lesson 3a - Rhythm through Rhymes - English Pronunciation

Pronunciation lesson with a native speaker. Levels: intermediate to advanced. Topic: Use of nursery rhymes to develop sense of RHYTHM. Part 1 of two parts.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Disabilities in Old, Young Studied in Developing Nations

VOANews: Disabilities in Old, Young Studied in Developing Nations

A new study suggests that dementia, not blindness, is the leading cause of disability in the elderly. Another shows the relationship between disability and a lack of nutrition and education in children. Transcript of radio broadcast: 27 December 2009

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lesson 2 - "TH" - English Pronunciation

JenniferESL: Lesson 2 - "TH" - English Pronunciation

FREE online lesson with a native speaker. Lesson 2 topic: voiced "th". All levels.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lesson 1b - "TH" - English Pronunciation



JenniferESL: Lesson 1b - "TH" - English Pronunciation

FREE online pronunciation lesson with a native speaker. Lesson 1b topic: unvoiced "th". All levels.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ginkgo Biloba Ineffective in Preventing Cognitive Decline

VOAVideo: Ginkgo Biloba Ineffective in Preventing Cognitive Decline

Ginkgo biloba is one of the best-selling herbal supplements in the world. It is often recommended to prevent memory loss associated with aging. However, an eight-year study shows that long-term use of the supplement does not slow the rate of mental decline in older adults. VOA's Vidushi Sinha has more in a report narrated by Elizabeth Lee.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

JenniferESL: Lesson 1a - "TH" - English Pronunciation



JenniferESL: Lesson 1a - "TH" - English Pronunciation

FREE online pronunciation lesson with a native speaker. Lesson 1a topic: unvoiced "th". All levels

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year in 50 Languages



in30tv: Happy New Year in 50 Languages

  1. Afrikaans - Voorspoedige nuwe jaar !
  2. Arabic - Kul'am wa antum bikhair !
  3. Armenian - Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand !
  4. Basque- Urte Berri on !
  5. Belorussian - Winshuyu sa Svyatkami i z Novym godam !
  6. Bengali -Shuvo noboborsho !
  7. Catalan - Bon nadal i feliç any nou !
  8. Chinese(Mandarin) - Xin nian yu kuai !
  9. Croatian - Sretan Bozic !
  10. Czech - Stastny Novy Rok !
  11. Danish - Godt NytÅr !
  12. Dutch - Gelukkig nieuwjaar !
  13. Egyptian - Colo sana wintom tiebeen !
  14. Esperanto - Gajan Kristnaskon !
  15. Estonian - Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi Head uut aastat !
  16. Finnish - Hyvää Joulua or Hauskaa Joulua !
  17. French - Bonne année !
  18. German - Ein glückliches neues Jahr !
  19. Greek - Eutychismenos o kainourgios chronos !
  20. Greenlandic - Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit !
  21. Hawaiian - Hauoli Makahiki hou !
  22. Hebrew - Mo'adim Lesimkha. Shana Tova !
  23. Hindi - Shub Naya Baras !
  24. Hungarian - Boldog uj evet !
  25. Lithuanian - Linksmu Kaledu ir laimingu Nauju metu !
  26. Icelandic - Gleðileg Jól og Farsaelt Komandi ár !
  27. Indonesian - Selamat Tahun Baru!
  28. Iraqi - Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah !
  29. Irish -Nollaig Shona Dhuit !
  30. Italian - Felice Anno Nuovo or Buon anno!
  31. Japanese - Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu !
  32. Korean - Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo !
  33. Macedonian - Среќна нова година и среќен божиќ
  34. Mongolian - Zul saryn bolon shine ony mend devshuulye !
  35. Nigerian - Barka da sabuwar shekara !
  36. Norwegian - Godt Nytt År !
  37. Polish - Szczesliwego Nowego Roku !
  38. Portuguese - Boas Festas e um feliz Ano Novo !
  39. Romanian - La Multi Ani si un an nou fericit !
  40. Russian - Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom !
  41. Samoan - La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou !
  42. Serbian - Sretam Bozic. Vesela Nova Godina !
  43. Slovakian - Vesele Vianoce a stastny novy rok !
  44. Spanish - Feliz año nuevo !
  45. Swedish - Gott Nytt År !
  46. Tagalog - Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon !
  47. Thai - Suksan Wan Christmas lae Sawadee Pee Mai
  48. Ukrainian - Veseloho Vam Rizdva i Shchastlyvoho Novoho Roku !
  49. Vietnamese - Chuc Mung Giang Sinh - Chuc Mung Tan Nien !
  50. Zulu - Sinifesela Ukhisimusi Omuhle Nonyaka Omusha Onempumelelo

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