Books. The Demon Lover (2 excerpts ch. 1)

Robin MorganThe Demon Lover. On the Sexuality of Terrorism, by Robin Morgan (1989). A Food for Thought text, with comments on what feminism is by your host.

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Elementary. Present. The Time and Dates 2

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Elementary. Past. Talking about your winter holidays

This audio includes some language tips, too: on the uses of “will” and the good context for practicing comparatives here, the use of the present perfect + “ever” in the UK and of the past simple + “ever” in the USA, plus a language note, on the use of How …? &What … like?

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Useful Language. Saying You’re Sorry

This audio includes “sorry” sentences you can use in conversations and in notes and letters/emails. It also includes some language comments, like the comment about the three different “that” words you can find!

Read the sentences in this episode. More: Apologies Accepted at TP and some sorry letters at the TP Writing section.

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Elementary. Present. Questions-n-Answers 1

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Elementary. Present. Nationalities, countries and languages 1

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Elementary. Present. Days-n-dates 1

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Everyday Language 001

We are starting a new segment, based on the language we fin on TV — a more everyday kind of language than that in textbooks.

Post the language you learn on the TP Forums here! Thanks!
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Poems. This Is Just to Say, by William Carlos Williams

William Carlos WilliamsI love this poem. It’s so mysterious, and so honest. I don’t know what it means. I just know it means something mysterious and daily and beautiful, plus totally human. Picture it as a post-it note on a fridge. Hope you enjoy it!

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Stories. The Debutante, by Leonora Carrington

Leonora CarringtonHalf of this audio is me talking about the writer Leonora Carrington first, a Surrealist artist (painter and writer, trilingual! She does/did that in English, French and Spanish!) and then comes her story “The Debutante,” so you can listen to it in two 5-minute sessions!
More on Leonora Carrington at Talking People (Literature).

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