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Episode 95: Fado

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Episode 95: Fado

Nick and Wendy talk about the famous Portuguese music style known as fado. They discuss the concept and origins of fado, and how to see it in Lisbon. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 94: The Maya World

Episode 94: The Maya World

Nick and Wendy talk about visiting Maya archeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. They discuss the Maya pyramids, the surrounding landscapes and the value of visiting several different sites. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 93: Australia

Episode 93: Australia

Nick and his father Geoff talk about their home country of Australia. In particular, they talk about the country’s identity and development, its popular sports, and some special places in Australia that Geoff has visited. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 91: The Douro Valley

Episode 91: The Douro Valley

Nick and Wendy talk about their recent trip to the Douro Valley in northern Portugal. They talk about the region’s famous vineyards and its other attractions. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 90b: Driving Through Arabia, 1976

In the second part of this two-part conversation about his overland trip from South Africa to the UK in 1976, our guest Reg talks about travelling through Arabia, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 90a: Driving Through Africa, 1976

Episode 90a: Driving Through Africa, 1976

Our guest Reg talks about living in Apartheid-era South Africa in the 1970s and the challenges he faced and experiences he had driving across Africa in 1976 in a kombi van. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 89: Porto

Nick   May 23, 2018   No Comments on Episode 89: Porto
Episode 89: Porto

Nick and Wendy talk about Porto, the second largest city in Portugal. They talk about life along the riverfront and the other things they did during their recent trip to Porto with Nick’s family. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 88: Exploring Egypt

Episode 88: Exploring Egypt

Nick and Wendy talk about another one of their favourite countries: Egypt. They discuss Egypt’s incredible ancient sites as well as its natural beauty. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 87: Singapore

Episode 87: Singapore

Our guest Hairul talks about his home country of Singapore. He talks about doing army service as well as Singapore’s ethnic mix, its delicious food and its famous chewing gum ban. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.

Episode 86: Picturesque Peru

Episode 86: Picturesque Peru

Nick and Wendy talk about the country Wendy listed as her second favourite in the world: Peru. They talk about Peru’s archeological sites and incredible nature. The episode comes with a worksheet containing a transcript of the conversation, analysis of the best vocabulary, and discussion questions to help you make the most of the conversation.