Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fall Semester 2013 Archive



8/14/13 - "The History of the English Language, Part One" from VOA

8/15/13 - "The History of the English Language, Part Two" from VOA

8/16/13 - "Endangered Languages" from VOA


8/19/13 - "The Mystery of Time" from VOA

8/20/13 - "Hot Idioms" from VOA's Words and Their Stories

8/21/13 - "Jenny's Journey" from Edcon Publishing

8/22/13 - "The Nutty Road to Success" from Edcon Publishing


8/26/13 - "Clothing Expressions" from VOA'S "Words and Their Stories"

8/27/13 - "Samuel Gompers: The First Great Labor Leader" from VOA

8/30/13 - "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" from Edcon Publishing
 


9/03/13 - "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" from VOA

9/04/13 - "72 Hour Emergency Kit" from Randall Davis's ESL Lab

9/05/13 - "The Triple" from Edcon Publishing

9/06/13 - "Favorite Proverbs" from ELLLO


9/09/13 - "Visit an Aquarium" from VOA

9/10/13 - "Money Matters" from Randall's ESL Lab

9/11/13 - "Swallowed by a Whale" from Edcon Publishing

9/12/13 - "San Francisco Maritime Museum" from VOA

9/13/13 - Johnny's Guide to SF for Cheapskates from sf.funcheap.com


9/16/13 - "What is Happiness?" from VOA

9/17/13 - Pronunciation Brush Up: "The sound of 'er' as in 'bird'"

9/18/13 - "The Roaring Twenties" from VOA

9/19/13 - "Men DO Cry!" from ELLLO

9/20/13 - "The Information Age, Part One" from VOA


9/23/13 - "Pioneers Who Shaped Radio" from VOA

9/24/13 - "Touchy Topics" from ELLLO


9/25/13 - "Brain Discovery" from VOA, "Brain Discovery Quiz" from Manythings

  
9/26/13 - "Happy Couples" from Eve Tarquino and VOA

9/30/13 - "The Information Age, Part Two" from VOA
 


10/01/13 - "Steve Jobs: Creator of the Apple"  from ESL Video

10/03/13 - "Social Media and Agriculture"  from VOA'S Learning English TV

10/04/13 - "Nam June Paik: Video Artist/Innovator" from VOA 

10/07/13  - "Sam's Towers" from Edcon Publishing

10/08/13 - "Stock Market Crash of 1929" from VOA

10/09/13 - "Can a Woman Read a Man's Face?" from VOA

10/10/13 - "Who Do You Admire?"
from ELLLO'S Mixer Series 


10/21/13 - "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe from VOA
and
10/21/13 - "Learner Types 1" from ELLLO
and "The Multiple Intelligence Quiz"

10/22/13 -"Americans Kick Out the GOP" from VOA

10/23/13 - "Deaths Among Young Children Decrease" from VOA
and"Deal Reopens the Government" from VOA

10/24/13 - "The Bermuda Triangle" from Edcon Publishing


10/28/13 - "Do You Believe in Ghosts?" from ELLLO
 

10/30/13 - "Halloween's Real Horror?" from VOA

10/31/13 - "Angry Ghosts: The Poltergeist Phenomenon" from Edcon Publishing


11/01/13 - "Learner Types: Part Two" from VOA
 


11/04/13 - "Black People Seek Change in the 1920s" from VOA
 

11/05/13 - "The Galapagos" from VOA

11/06/13 - "Eight Secrets of Success" from Karma Tube

11/06/13 - "Secrets of Success: Focus"
from Richard Saint John

11/07/13 - "Charles Lindbergh: Solo Pilot" from VOA
 


11/08/13 - "The Galapagos" from ELLLO 

11/12/13 - "Pearl Harbor" from VOA

11/13/13 - "Talking About Long Life" from ELLLO

11/14/13 - "D-Day: The Normandy Invasion" from VOA

11/15/13 - "The Missions of California" from VOA


11/18/13 - "Life in the US After World War Two" from VOA 

11/19/13 - "Popular Culture: 1950s" from VOA 

11/21/13 - "Philo Farnsworth, Inventor of the TV" from VOA
 

11/28/13 - "Early Settlers, The Thanksgiving Story" from VOA

12/02/13 - "A Movie Review" from
esl-lab.com 


12/06/13 - "The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, Part One" from VOA 

12/09/13 - "John F. Kennedy, Part Two"
from VOA

12/10/13 - "Betty Freidan Fought for Women's Rights" from VOA
 

12/11/13 - "The Turbulent 1960s" from VOA

12/12/13 - "Give a Little Love" from Karma Tube

12/13/13 - "Jackson Pollack, a Revolution in American Art" from VOA
 


12/16/13 - "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry, from VOA

12/17/13 - "The Shepherd of These Hills" by John Robinson

12/18/13 - "The Christmas Cuckoo" by Francis Browne

12/19/13 - "19th Century American Christmas" from VOA


BETWEEN SEMESTERS
 
12/23/13 - "The Polar Express" from Mission Language Lab

12/24/13 - "The Nutcracker Suite, Its Sounds, Its History" from VOA

12/25/13 - "Christmas in America" from VOA

12/26/13 - "The Science of Snow" from VOA

12/27/13 - "Poinsettia: The Winter
 


12/30/13 - "Balto: Heroic Alaskan Husky" from Edcon Publishing

12/31/13 - "Happy New Year in America" from Mission Language Lab

1/1/14 - "Shake, Rattle, and Roll!" from Big Joe Turner

1/2/14 - "To The Rescue" from Edcon Publishing, the story of the Saint Bernard Rescue Dogs
 

 

 


 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Summer Session 2013, Articles and Stories

Spring 2013 Archive


5/27/13 - "Hang Gliding" from Edcon Publishing

5/28/13 - "Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Scientist, Inventor" from VOA

5/29/13 - "The Wright Brothers: Inventors of the Airplane" from VOA

5/30/13 - "Charles Lindbergh: Pioneer Pilot" from VOA

5/31/13 - "Amelia Earhart: First Woman to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic" from VOA

6/03/13 - "Remembering The X-15 and Early Space Flight" from VOA

6/04/13 - "Project Mercury, The Space Program Begins: Part One" from VOA

6/05/13 - "Project Mercury, The Space Program Begins: Part Two" from VOA

6/06/13 - "The Mystery of Black Holes in Space" from Edcon Publishing

6/07/13 - "The Apollo 11 Moon Landing" from VOA

6/08/13 - "Edwin Hubble: The Expanding Universe" from VOA


6/10/13 - "The History of Jazz, Part One" from VOA

6/11/13 - "The History of Jazz, Part Two"
from VOA

6/12/13 - "Duke Ellington, Part One"
  from VOA

6/13/13 - "Duke Ellington, Part Two"
  from VOA

6/14/13 - "Billie Holiday and the Blues" from VOA

6/15/13 - "Louis Armstrong: The Ambassador of Jazz" from VOA
 


6/17/13 - "Celia Cruz: The Queen of Salsa" from VOA

6/18/13 - "Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song" from VOA

6/19/13 - "James Brown: The Godfather of Soul" from VOA

6/20/13 - "The History of the Guitar" from VOA

6/22/13 - "Ted Nash: Portrait in Seven Shades" from VOA
 


7/01/13 - "Marion Anderson, Part One" from VOA

7/02/13 - "Marion Anderson, Part Two"
from VOA

7/03/13 - "Cole Porter, Part One" from VOA

7/08/13 - "Cole Porter, Part Two" from VOA


7/24/13 - "George Gershwin: One of America's Greatest Composers" from VOA

7/25/13 - "George Gershwin: Part Two" from VOA
 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stories and Articles, Spring 2013










1/02/13 - "Star Wars Robots" from Edcon Publishing

1/03/13 - "Billie Holiday: Great Blues Artist" from VOA

1/04/13 - "Lena Horne, A Star Who Broke Racial Barriers" from VOA

1/05/13 - "The Dance of the Bees" from Edcon Publishing

1/07/13 - "The History of Latitude" from VOA

1/08/13 - "Poinsettia, The Winter Flower" from VOA

1/10/13 - "Hypothermia" from VOA


1/11/13  "Patriotic Millionaires"  from VOA

1/12/13 - "Frederick Douglass: Great Abolitionist" from VOA

1/14/13 - "Harriet Tubman Fought Slavery and Oppression" from VOA

1/15/13 - "Lincoln Frees The Slaves" from VOA

1/16/13 - "Black People Seek Change: 1920's" from VOA

1/17/13 - "Rosa Parks: The Civil Rights Movement Begins" from VOA 


1/18/13 - "Martin Luther King, Part One" from VOA

1/19/13 - "The Law is for Everybody" from Edcon Publishing

1/23/13 - "Martin Luther King, Part Two" from VOA


1/24/13 - "Langston Hughes, Part One" from VOA

1/25/13 - "Langston Hughes, Part Two" from VOA

1/26/13 - "The North American Black Bear" from VOA


1/28/13 - "The History of Jazz, Part One" from VOA

1/29/13 - "The History of Jazz, Part Two" from VOA

1/30/13 - "Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song" from VOA

1/31/13 - "Fred Astaire, Legendary Dancer" from VOA

2/01/13 - "Don't Scratch That Mosquito Bite!" from VOA


2/04/13 - Susan B. Anthony from VOA

2/05/13 - Betty Friedan and Women's Rights from VOA

2/06/13 - Ida Tarbell - She took on Standard Oil and won!

2/07/13 - Eleanor Creesy - Navigator from VOA 


2/08/13 - First Nation Peoples - from VOA

2/11/13 - "Crazy Horse: Leader of the Lakota Sioux" from VOA


2/12/13 "The First President of the United States, George Washington" from VOA

2/13/13 - "The Man Who Painted Washington" from Edcon Publishing

2/14/13 - "Saint Valentine's Gift" from VOA 


2/19/13 - "Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait" from VOA

2/20/13 - "The Disability Rights Movement" from MLL

2/21/13 - "State of the Union, 2013" from VOA

2/22/13 - "The Californian's Tale" by Mark Twain
 

2/25/13 - "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain

2/26/13 - "The Louis and Clark Expedition, Introduction" from VOA

2/27/13 - "The Grizzly Bear" from Edcon Publishing

2/28/13 - "George Catlin, Part One" from VOA

3/01/13 - "The White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett, from VOA


3/04/13 - "The Louis and Clark Expedition, Part One" from VOA

3/05/13 - "The Louis and Clark Expedition, Part Two" from VOA

3/06/13 - "Native Americans Fight for Their Lands" from VOA

3/07/13 - "George Catlin, Part Two" from VOA

3/08/13 - "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton from VOA


added practice: VOA Idiom Exercises

3/11/13 - "The Boston Tea Party" from VOA

Good practice with the confusion of "lie vs lay", but the ads are a problem! Move your window so you can't see them.

3/12/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part One" by Edgar Rice Burroughs from VOA

3/13/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part Two" from VOA


3/14/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part Three" from VOA

3/15/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part Four" from VOA 


3/18/13 - "A Princess of Mars, Part Four" by Edgar Rice Burroughs

3/19/13 - "Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary Heroine" from Edcon Publishing


3/20/13 - "Haym Salomon: Patriot" from Edcon Publishing

3/21/13 - "The U.S. Constitution" from VOA

3/22/13 - "The Statue of Liberty" from VOA 


4/02/13 - Video: "Golden Gate Guardian" from Karmatube

4/03/13 - "Golden Gate Bridge's 75th Anniversary" from VOA

4/04/13 - "Immigration in the 1800s" from VOA

4/05/13 - "The Seven Wonders of the World" from VOA 


4/08/13 - "Immigration Criticisms, late 1800s" from VOA

4/09/13 - "Modern Wonders of the World" from VOA

4/11/13 - "Natural Wonders of the World" from VOA

4/12/13 - "Wonders of the World, a New List" from VOA 


4/15/13 - "The Yukon Gold Rush, Part One" from VOA

4/16/13 - "The Yukon Gold Rush, Part Two" from VOA

4/17/13 - "The Old West Postal Service"
from VOA


4/18/13 - "America's Natural Wonders" from VOA

4/19/13 - "The Explorations of John Wesley Powell" from VOA


4/19/13 - "Organic Food and the Health of Fruit Flies" from The New York Times

4/22/13 - "Tombstone Arizona: A Town too TOUGH to Die" from VOA

4/23/13 - "Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross" from VOA

4/24/13 - "Arts and Writing in the 1920s" from VOA

4/25/13 - "The Stock Market Crash of 1929" from VOA

4/26/13 - "The Great Depression of the 1930s" from VOA 


5/02/13 - "American Culture During the Great Depression" from VOA

5/03/13 - "The Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt" from VOA

5/06/13 - "D-Day: The Allies Invade Normandy" from VOA

5/07/13 - "Life in the US After World War Two" from VOA

5/08/13 - "Popular Culture: 1950s" from VOA

5/09/13 - "The Turbulent 1960s" from VOA 


5/10/13 - "John F Kennedy Presidency, Part One" from VOA

5/13/13 - "The Turbulent 1960's" from VOA

 

5/14/13 - "John F Kennedy Presidency, Part Two" from VOA 

5/15/13 - "The Information Age, Part One" from VOA

5/15/13 - "Jose's Special Gift" from Edcon Publishing, for Level 3/4

5/16/13 - "The Information Age, Part Two" from VOA

5/17/13 - "The US in the 1970s and 80s" from VOA

5/20/13 - "Happiness" from VOA

5/21/13 - "The Emperor Penguin" from VOA