897 - Cooking a Meal 2013-05-24
What’s for dinner? Find out in this episode about cooking (and don’t forget to invite me).
Slow dialog: 1:07
Fast dialog: 15:46
Emeril: Can you hand me that ...
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Toilet paper shortage ends in Venezuela 2013-05-24
May 24, 2013. Venezuela's government has come up with a plan to end the country's shortage of toilet paper. There was a danger that shops would have no toilet paper to sell.
Level 3.97 Boy George 2013-05-23
Rob talks about the challanges of being a father with a young son
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House demolitions in Christchurch 2013-05-22
CERA (the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority) started demolishing houses in the Christchurch residential red zones last year. Already 2,074 houses have been demolished and ...
English Cafe #399 2013-05-22
Topics: Famous Playwrights – David Henry Hwang; patent medicines; to get to versus to have got to; weird versus strange; to thumb a ride
fresh off the ...
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Scenes of Spokane. 2013-05-22
Last week we had the opportunity to spend the weekend in Spokane. It's a city of about 210,000 people, making it the second largest city in Washington State. It's about a three hour ...
Religious intolerance on the rise 2013-05-22
May 22, 2013. A report from the U.S. State Department has highlighted the rise of religious intolerance worldwide. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave reporters a summary of the ...
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896 - Preparing a Speech 2013-05-20
Feeling nervous about giving a speech in English? Learn about how to prepare in this episode.
Slow dialog: 1:11
Fast dialog: 14:56
Lourdes: I need help.
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Teaching English without a Course Book - Week 6 2013-05-20
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China Vice Premier asks tourists to behave 2013-05-20
May 20, 2013. China's Vice-Premier Wang Yang has asked Chinese tourists to behave better when they go overseas. Mr Wang wants to make sure that all Chinese people give a good image of China ...
Learn English idioms and slang – The numbers are skyrocketing 2013-05-20
What goes up must come down! Things are always changing in today’s world, and that’s why we decided to make an episode about things going up and going down. Especially in the news, ...
Budget money for water storage 2013-05-19
First, listen to March 4th 2013 to hear about drought on farms this past summer.
The Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy said that in the long term the government wants to invest ...
Sad music helps mend broken hearts 2013-05-18
May 18, 2013. New research suggests listening to sad music can help overcome the heartbreak of an ended relationship. The study contradicts common wisdom that
Housing in the Budget 2013-05-17
Yesterday, the Minister of Finance, Bill English, read the Budget in Parliament. One important matter in the Budget was a plan to bring down house prices, especially in Auckland. In the ...
895 - Government Reactions to Protests 2013-05-17
We’re going to have a revolution. It will not be televised, but it might be tweeted. Find out how to talk about overthrowing your government in this episode.
Slow dialog: 1:12
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United Nations asks us to eat insects 2013-05-16
May 16, 2013. A new United Nations report says the we should all eat insects. The report is from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. It is called 'Edible Insects: Future Prospects ...
No changes to MMP 2013-05-15
Last year, the Electoral Commission reviewed MMP and reported to Parliament. The Commission recommended two small changes to MMP: to reduce the party threshold from 5% to 4% and to take ...
English Cafe #398 2013-05-15
Topics: American Authors: Ayn Rand; Adirondack Park; to get versus to gain versus to obtain; to have (someone) do (something) versus to get (someone) to do (something); giving an apple to ...
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Teaching English without a Course Book - Week 1 2013-05-15
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Basic Pronunciation Practice 17 + Interactive English. 2013-05-15
Liz (on the phone): Hi Mum, are you all packed and ready for your visit?
Mother: Yes darling; we're so excited to see you again.
Liz: Me too. But there's been a change of plans.
Mother: Oh, ...