Category Archives: Blog

Blog: What is the Camino de Santiago?

This week, we published our first special audio series, The Way, about Nick and Wendy’s recent journey on the Camino de Santiago. But what exactly is the camino? The Camino de Santiago – known as The Way of St. James in English – is a medieval Christian pilgrimage trail leading to the city of Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain.

Blog: A Short Walk in the Himalayas

In episode 49 of the podcast, Nick and Wendy talked about trekking in Nepal, specifically walking the Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary treks in the Himalayas. In this blog post (originally published on 31 October 2008), Nick wrote about the experience after they had finished walking. 

A Photo Tour of the Great Wall of China

In episode 20 of English in 10 Minutes, Nick and Wendy talked about visiting several sections of the Great Wall of China, from the famous section at Badaling to the eastern-most point at Dandong to the western-most point at Jiayuguan. To give you a better understanding of the places being discussed in the episode, here’s a photo tour of the Wall.

In the Jungle with Orang-utans

As Nick and Wendy described in the podcast – Episode 14: Orang-utans – they have visited four orang-utan rehabilitation centres in Indonesia and Malaysia. For this blog post, Nick has pieced together some snippets from his old emails and blog posts to bring you their experiences at three of these rehabilitation centres. Unfortunately he didn’t write about the fourth one!

Beyond the Transcript: Using the Worksheets

In the last blog post, I discussed various ways to use the transcripts that come with each podcast episode to get the most out of the conversations and help you improve even more. Today, I’m going to talk about the other sections of the worksheets: the comprehension questions, the footnotes and exercises, and the discussion questions.