NEW Daily English and Cultural Lessons – January 2017

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Here are a few of the new lessons available for January 2017.

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Daily English 1282 – Working in a Scientific Field

In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear), vocabulary list and sample sentences, and comprehension questions.
In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “partner” and “to have every confidence.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Best Exhibits/Highlights of the Top Science Museums.”
“The United States has many ‘science museums’ (places where people can go to learn about science and interact with experiments)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

Cultural English 592
Topics: American Authors – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; area versus zone versus region; to come along; to burn bridges

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Ozark Folk Center.”
“The Ozark Folk Center is a state park that ‘showcases’ (features; shares with people in a public way) the culture and history of…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

Daily English 1283 – Forgetting Somone’s Birthday

In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear), vocabulary list and sample sentences, and comprehension questions.
In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to double up” and “(one) knows best.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Classic Birthday Party Games.”
“Before eating birthday cake and opening gifts, birthday party ‘guests’ (the people who come to a party) might play some of these ‘classic’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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5 Responses to NEW Daily English and Cultural Lessons – January 2017

  1. Mary Carmen says:

    Good afternoon!
    I must say that I enjoyed a lot last Dr. Jeff McQuillan’s post about the capitalized pronoun I, the different ways and functions of capitalization and some capitonyms. Thank you so much.
    Emiliano (by the way, may I ask you why your name is not written with capital E?), I also like the film Alice in Wonderland. My favourite character is a caterpillar – or was it a centipede? – that smoked hookah and sung the vocals backwards. Yes, I am Spanish, and I would say that I could come from Extremadura, which is a region in the Centre-West of Spain. I tell you in this moment that I’ve got some very good news from the other side of the country, so I am feeling very glad.
    Best wishes!

  2. emiliano says:

    Nice of you Mari Carmen, and beautiful lands of Extremadura, I have being several times with Cuca and the daughters too.
    Plasencia, Valle del Jerte, and the best cherries of the world.
    I made some photos when the trees were showing the flowers that is incredible
    Past some holidays with the girls in Villanueva de la Vera and it was splendid time.

    It should be in capital E but I like more to sign so, may it is humble? Well I don´t know or could be a stupid subject buy In fact I even don´t know the reason to write it that way,
    I started doing so and continue the same way everywhere in mail letters and so forth.

    I like the caterpillar character and the cat too, really all the characters are good.

    Regards, and thank you Mary Carmen.

  3. Mary Carmen says:

    Hello there
    Thanks to you, Emiliano
    I know that you have a cat called Gatufo, hey so it’s natural that you like Alice’s Chesire Cat too.
    Have you ever been to Mérida? It’s a courious town in the province of Badajoz with its well antique Roman ruins. Every summer an international festival of classic theatre is held in its magnificent and well conserved theatre. If you like those kind of events, I recommend you go with your significant people.
    Mari Carmen
    P.S. Next month I will be attending a course of macrame, so maybe I am going to be much busy to write any comment. Take care, bye.

  4. emiliano says:

    Yes, I have been three times in Merida, last time was in June and I like the city
    absolutely, the only chance it is the heat.
    In June we were nearly 42 º C but I was jumping in the theater making proofs
    with the voice with a couple of friends, he is from Ecuador and she from Peru.
    They knew nothing about Merida but as I was in the city with Cuca some years
    ago I wanted to show the city to this two friends.
    I love Extremadura, with Cuca we were in Trujillo, Guadalupe, Yuste, and some
    other cities.
    Old Caceres is incredible and may be it is the unknown medieval city of Spain.

    Being with Cuca and the girls in the old city I took a lot of photos.

    Some time tourists go to the coast or beaches and they don´t know all the beauty Spain has in the center of the country.

    Nice to talk with you Mary Carmen, my parents are from Burgos, so nice city
    and villages in this land.

    Mis mejores saludos y deseos para ti.


  5. emiliano says:

    One advise only, if you can see N.Y.Times, what is really very easy
    read this:

    Trump, the Wall and the Spanish Language
    By ILAN STAVANSJAN. 30, 2017

    I do think it is a very interesting and significant article about what we may hope
    from the new Administration of USA and the new actions in so few days.


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