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Sunday the 19th of May, 2024. Paris Maderna

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  Paris Maderna  -  Short Story English  - An amazing true story. Reinventing the wheel, or, in this case, the bike.  But, bikes are bikes and will always be bikes. This is a very fast moving story.  A very big crash,  a wall, and a beer.  Moving on and never giving up. Paris Maderna - Kurzgeschichte Englisch - Eine erstaunliche wahre Geschichte. Das Rad neu erfinden, oder in diesem Fall das Fahrrad.  Aber Fahrräder sind Fahrräder und werden immer Fahrräder sein. Dies ist eine sehr rasante Geschichte.  Ein schwerer Sturz, eine Mauer und ein Bier.  Weitermachen und niemals aufgeben. Click Paris Maderna to listen.

Wednesday the 15th of May, 2024. Carina Mohacsi

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Carina Mohasci.  Hören Sie sich diese Geschichte des Leidens an.  Magersucht.  Eine lebensbedrohliche Krankheit, von der man sich nur sehr schwer erholen kann.  Carina Mohacsi hat es geschafft.  Aber es brauchte sehr viel harte Arbeit und viel liebevolle Unterstützung. Eine sehr schwarze Zeit für alle Betroffenen und Beteiligten. Dies ist ein starkes Hörerlebnis.  Interview auf Deutsch.  Moderiert von Nigel A. JAMES Carina Mohasci.  Listen to this story of suffering.  Anorexia Nervosa.  A life threatening illness that takes very much to recover from.  Carina Mohacsi succeeded.  But, it took very much hard work and a lot of loving support. A very black period for all those concerned and involved. This is powerful listening.  Interview in German.  Moderated by Nigel A. JAMES.

Monday the 13th of May, 2024. The Farm at Lane's End - Chapter 4. A Fish and Chips Lunch - Click Here

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  The Farm at Lane's End Chapter 4 -    A Fish and Chips Lunch Key Words Rashers and eggs     bacon and eggs. 30 grand  - 30 thousand.   1 grand = 1 thousand. I'll keep my fingers crossed  - good luck. Nightmare  - very bad dream. Before you get going  - before you start.  Would you like a cup of tea before you get going with the cleaning. Elevenses  - A coffee break at 11 o' clock in the morning.  Usually with a biscuit. I could eat a horse .  I am very hungry. It slipped my mind  - I forgot. Never mind  - It's no problem.  Don't worry. Questions Why is Farmer Ken going to see Peter Wilson? When will Farmer Ken be back from Peter Wilson's? What is Farmer Ken buying for lunch? What did Dave offer Aunty Becky and Cousin Natalie when they arrived? What did cousin Natalie say when she saw the mess? What did Cousin Natalie mean when she said she could eat a horse? What did Farmer Ken forget to buy? What was Farmer Ken's good idea?

Saturday the 11th of May, 2024. Elfie Jordan talks about dogs - Click Here

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  Hunde bedeuten sehr vielen Menschen sehr viel.  Hören Sie sich Elfie Jordan zu diesem Thema an.  Interview auf Deutsch mit Nigel A. JAMES.  Dogs mean very much to very many people.  Listen to Elfie Jordan on this subject.  Interview in German with Nigel A. JAMES. 

Friday the 10th of May, 2024. KAMINSKY, Pawel

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  KAMINSKY, Pawel  - A family holiday.  Sheep, hard work, and good fun! This will make you want to head to the hills!  Interview in English.  Moderated by Nigel A.  JAMES Click on KAMINSKY, Pawel to listen.

Tuesday the 7th of May, 2024. May Words

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May is month that slips in hardly  noticed.  All of a sudden, it's here.  And, of course, May Day is not only May Day.  May Day is much more as well.   To begin with,   May Day's a celebration of spring.  This old pagan tradition of dancing and singing around maypoles goes back more than 2000 years.      Another tradition of May Day is the socialist custom of marching.  A long time ago, this used to be a red letter day in the very red socialist calender.  Thousands and thousands of flag waving socialists would get up very early and march.  And, they'd march all day long.  A wonderful way of being together and celebrating the workers and all that they stood for.  But, the numbers of marchers has sadly declined. Most modern workers prefer, instead, to do nothing at all, or go away for a couple of days.  And, May Day is not only dancing, singing and marching.  Mayday's also a signal sent out that means help.  This, everyone knows all over the world.   So, May is a month th

Monday the 6th of May, 2024. A Travelogue. The Train from Veszprem to Gyor. A train trip in Hungary

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  Listen to this travelogue.  Hungary.  A train trip from Veszprem to Gyor.  A trip full of summertime fun.  Kids being kids.  Laughing and screeching.  Beutiful scenery.  A natural gift. And all at a very slow speed. Hören Sie sich diesen Reisebericht an.  Ungarn.  Eine Zugfahrt von Veszprem nach Gyor.  Eine Reise voller sommerlicher Freude.  Kinder, die Kinder sind.  Lachen und Quietschen.  Wunderschöne Landschaften.  Ein Geschenk der Natur. Und das alles in einem sehr langsamen Tempo.

5th of May, 2024. Helping your English grow. The Farm at Lane's End - A series in simple English. Part 3. Click here

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The Farm at Lane's End - Chapter 3.    A Herd of Guernsey Cows Farmer Ken has been offered a herd of Guernsey cows. The price is a little high. Mum is coming home from hospital.  What about the cleaning up? Click here to listen to chapter 3 Key Words    Never mind - don't mind Pint - a big beer Grand - a thousand - 5 thousand = 5 grand. Questions Does Farmer Ken think  housework is easy?  How long ago did Farmer Ken and Dave have fish and chips?   Who phoned farmer Ken?   What did Peter Wilson want to sell?   How much did Peter Wilson want for his cows?  How many cows did Peter Wilson have to  sell?   What did aunty Becky say in her text message?  Who is Aunty Becky coming with?   Are Farmer Ken and Dave happy that Becky and Natalie are coming?   What are Becky and Natalie coming to do?   Where are farmer Ken and Dave going for a pint?   What has farmer Ken forgotten to do?  

3rd of May, 2024. Heinrich Thaler. Irgendwohin und Zurück - Click here

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Heinrich Thaler  Interview in Deutsch  -   Sein neuestes Buch .   Irgendwohin und Zurück.   Eine spannende Lektüre.  Eine unglaubliche wahre Geschichte aus der Kriegszeit.  Diese Diskussion muss man sich anhören.  Heinrich Thaler -  Interview in German - His latest book,  Somewhere and Back.   An exciting read.  An incredibly true  wartime story.  You must listen to this discussion.  Click here to listen -   Heinrich Thaler  Interview in Deutsch