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English Vocab Builder #74 - 12 Days of Christmas  

Learn English with EnglishClass101.com! Our English vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made them even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the English words and phrases from the English vocabulary lists. Join us for English Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for 12 Days of Christmas. Click here to make [...]

News #194 - Final Week! The Last 5 English Deals of the Holiday Countdown Start Now!  

Waiting ‘til New Years just to start English? Forget that! Here’s why! There are still 5 days in the EnglishClass101 Holiday Countdown. What does this mean? Last week’s top deals like 55% OFF and Buy 1 Get 1 Free are GONE. But you can still take advantage of 5 more incredible deals that’ll get you [...]

100%-podden SPECIAL Matt Schwenteck  

 

 My first meeting with Matt Schwenteck happened at the sexsibilityfestival in Öland in 2013. I attended one of his workshops around sacred sexuality and then we had a session together. I remember it like it was yesterday, since it was a powerful energetic meeting where I, one many levels, met 100% Charlotte, and felt my energy flowing and how powerful I can be.

Since then we have met at several occasions, at festivals, in workshops and in more social situations. Matt Schwenteck is, for me, a dedicated person who really wants to create a field where tantra and other sexual meetings can occur and where trauma is not happening. He knows a lot about our hormons, how different glands in our body is working. And I sense a willingness to create spaces where people can get in contact with the divine through tantric meetings. 

in 2015 Matt Schwenteck hosted Betty Martins first European tour, and I attended a four day workshop in  Berlin. Betty Martin is the creator of the wheel of consent - a tool that is excellent for all, and especially good for persons who work with massage and physcial touch, like Matt Schwenteck himself.

With a lover, we want to surrender. We want to feel safe and trust, to be soft, open and vulnerable, and to let go of defenses and resistance. To bring integrity to relating as sacred lovers, it requires clear agreements, which create trust, safety and surrender, while maintaining sovereignty. We make commitments to ourselves, first and foremost, from a place of self-love and respect.               Matt Schwenteck

In this talk you will hear him elaborate on what sacred sexuality is. And you might wonder, does he have intercourse with his clients? And the answer is a NO, in capital letters. Intercourse is for committed lovers, and in his life there is only one at a time.

Matt Schwenteck travels the globe, spreading his message of love and consent, giving workshops and sessions. At the moment he is in Peru, and I guess we might find him in Bali or Thailand later this winter. 

Here you find what he offers.

This is a #100procentpodden SPECIAL in English. Most of the episodes are in Swedish, since that is my mother tongue, and since I live in Sweden.

I hope you enjoy the space I create and here are links to some of the other episodes in English. Feel free to tell the world about 100%-podden.

Meet

Betty Martin

Estera Saraswati

Laurie Handlers

Mai Vu

Steven James

Charlotte Cronquist is a Swedish writer, blogger, coach deeply fascinated by the mystery and magic of life, of sexuality, spirituality and relationships. She calls herself a warrior of love and her heart tells her that love is the answer. On her blog there are several posts in English.

Learning English Broadcast - December 11, 2016  

Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.

AT#540 - Travel to the Kansai Region of Japan  

Hear about travel to the Kansai Region of Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amanda Kendle from the Thoughtful Travel Podcast about one of her favorite parts of the world. Amanda originally came to Kansai to teach English and fell in loved with it.

 

 

AT#540 - Travel to the Kansai Region of Japan  

Hear about travel to the Kansai Region of Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc) as the Amateur Traveler talks to Amanda Kendle from the Thoughtful Travel Podcast about one of her favorite parts of the world. Amanda originally came to Kansai to teach English and fell in loved with it.

Yle News: 10.12.2016 16.15  

Yle News broadcasts in English daily on Yle Radio 1 and on Yle Mondo.

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English Kids’ Songs: Easy Videos for Beginners #11 - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star  

Learn English with EnglishClass101.com! This series is an easy way to improve your child’s English level and discover new music at the same time. Learn the song’s key words and phrases, then add it to your playlist to master it 100%. By listening over and over, [...]

American English Reading Comprehension for Beginners #1 - What is the Last Stop of this Train?  

Learn American English with EnglishClass101.com! Welcome to the American English Reading Comprehension for Beginners series. In this series, you will continue to build up your American English reading skills through lessons focussed on everyday activities at the train and bus station. You’ll learn how to read notices, report lost items, and more. Improve your reading [...]

British English Reading Comprehension for Beginners #1 - What is the Last Stop of this Train?  

Learn British English with EnglishClass101.com! Welcome to the British English Reading Comprehension for Beginners series. In this series, you will continue to build up your British English reading skills through lessons focussed on everyday activities at the train and bus station. You’ll learn how to read notices, report lost items, and more. Improve your reading [...]

objurgation  

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 10, 2016 is:

objurgation • \ahb-jer-GAY-shun\  • noun

: a harsh rebuke

Examples:

"I had early formed my opinion of him; and, in spite of Miss Murray's objurgations, was fully convinced that he was a man of strong sense, firm faith, and ardent piety, but thoughtful and stern." — Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey, 1847

"It always amazes me to sit at a sporting event and hear members of the audience shout objurgations at a pro player who has just dropped a ball or made some other error." — R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The New York Sun, 25 Apr. 2003

Did you know?

Objurgation traces to the Latin objurgare ("to scold or blame"), which was formed from ob- ("against") and jurgare ("to quarrel" or, literally, "to take to law"—in other words, "to bring a lawsuit"). Jur- in Latin means "law," and there are several English words related to objurgation that have legal implications, including perjury, abjure, jurisprudence, and even injury. But despite its etymological connection to the law, the word objurgation carries no legal weight. It refers to nothing more than an unusually harsh or severe scolding.



Learning English Broadcast - December 10, 2016  

Learning English use a limited vocabulary and are read at a slower pace than VOA's other English broadcasts. Previously known as Special English.

10/12/2016  

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two point scorers go head to head in 'defend the indefensible' where they must both defend a statement, however ludicrous or distasteful for twenty seconds. On this week's show- former international English Cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, journalist and broadcaster Caroline Barker, sports broadcaster Eleanor Oldroyd and comedian Justin Moorhouse. Download the podcast - bbc.co.uk/5live.

Hiraeth  

Poet Mab Jones explores the concept of 'Hiraeth' in the poetry of Wales and further afield Hiraeth, a central theme of Welsh language poetry and song, is a feeling of something lost, a long time ago, whether national identity or a once-important language. It has deep roots - some link it to the loss of self-determination in 1282. It has no equivalent in English, often translating as 'homesickness', but incorporating an aspect of impossibility: the pining for a home, a person, even a national history that may never have actually existed. To feel hiraeth is to experience a deep sense of incompleteness. Longing and absence has infused Welsh songs and poetry for centuries, so perhaps in the national temperament there's a perpetual tension between staying and leaving, a yearning for something better, a grief for something left behind. But there are equivalents in other languages - in Portuguese, 'saudade' is an impossible longing for the unattainable, so there are occurrences of the sentiment across a wide cultural spectrum. But if the English don't have a word for it, does that mean they don't feel it, or that they don't need it? For some, like Mab's former Professor at Swansea, M Wynn Thomas, 'hiraeth' can function as a default nostalgia button, and a dangerous tendency to believe things were better in the past. It's an experience characteristic of the powerless, the dispossessed; it's the signature tune of loss, but is this hopeless and persistent longing holding this small nation back? Mab Jones is a poet and performer both humorous and deeply serious. She stands outside the Welsh language tradition, claims she doesn't feel hiraeth (not for Wales anyway - possibly for Japan), and for Radio 4 questions and pokes at the concept, visiting the National Eisteddfod for the first time in an attempt to put her finger on exactly what it is. Exploring the concept through poetry that expresses it, from the poets Menna Elfyn and Ifor ap Glyn she hears poems and songs that deal with aspects of Welsh history that might explain the continued existence of the word in Welsh - forced removals from much loved homes through industrialisation and military eviction. And she talks to writers who live between two worlds and struggle with a sense of belonging: Pamela Petro, an American writer who fell in love with the landscape of Wales in her twenties, and Eric Charles Ngalle, a Cameroonian poet and refugee, who made a life in Wales while unable to turn his mind to his original home, and the trauma that made him leave his family aged 17.

Yle News: 09.12.2016 16.15  

Yle News broadcasts in English daily on Yle Radio 1 and on Yle Mondo.

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Shiva Shambho with new yogateacher from Dortmund and Muenster  

A group of new Yogateacher chant the mantra "Shiva Shiva Shambho" as part of the Saturday evenning Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg, Germany. Shiva Shiva Shambho is a Shiva Kirtan. Shiva symbolizes the power of transformation. In our kirtanbook you´ll find the song at number 261. Here is the text to sing along: Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambho Mahadeva Shambho śiva śiva śiva śambho mahādeva śambho शिव शिव शिव शम्भो महादेव शम्भो More information referring mantras, yoga and meditation at www.yoga-vidya.org. English Videos as well on http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video. Information on Yoga Vidya Teachers Training Course or workshops.

The Show With no Name 2016/12/09 11:29  

La radio divertida, informativa e interactiva. Locutor - Alberto Alonso Nivel - Intermedio/avanzado Alberto Alonso presenta un “variety show” que enseña inglés de una manera divertida, práctica, informativa y cargada de energía. El programa utiliza cultura popular y noticias actuales para enseñarte inglés. Alberto Alonso es presentador de English on the Go y Rumbo al Inglés en Aprende Inglés TV. Este bicho raro de padre español y madre americana se crió en Nueva York dónde trabajó como actor. ¿Por qué el programa no tiene nombre? No es porque Alberto sea un vago. Queremos que sea el público el que cree la identidad de este “nameless show”. Bienvenid@ a Vaughan Radio, la radio temática de Vaughan Systems, donde encontrarás una variada programación con noticias, cultura, gastronomía, ciencia, deportes, investigación, medicina, eventos y programas especializados, además de aprender o mejorar con el idioma inglés. Vaughan Radio es mucho más. Descubre cada día algo nuevo y diferente. Una alternativa a las radios generalistas. La radio bilingüe diseñada con programas de gran calidad. Un abanico amplio de contenidos dirigido a profesionales, directivos de empresa, estudiantes, profesores, niños y todo aquel interesado, no solo en perfeccionar el idioma inglés, porque en Vaughan Radio encontrarás, seguro, algún momento del día que se ajusta a tus gustos o necesidades.

The Show With no Name 2016/12/09 10:29  

La radio divertida, informativa e interactiva. Locutor - Alberto Alonso Nivel - Intermedio/avanzado Alberto Alonso presenta un “variety show” que enseña inglés de una manera divertida, práctica, informativa y cargada de energía. El programa utiliza cultura popular y noticias actuales para enseñarte inglés. Alberto Alonso es presentador de English on the Go y Rumbo al Inglés en Aprende Inglés TV. Este bicho raro de padre español y madre americana se crió en Nueva York dónde trabajó como actor. ¿Por qué el programa no tiene nombre? No es porque Alberto sea un vago. Queremos que sea el público el que cree la identidad de este “nameless show”. Bienvenid@ a Vaughan Radio, la radio temática de Vaughan Systems, donde encontrarás una variada programación con noticias, cultura, gastronomía, ciencia, deportes, investigación, medicina, eventos y programas especializados, además de aprender o mejorar con el idioma inglés. Vaughan Radio es mucho más. Descubre cada día algo nuevo y diferente. Una alternativa a las radios generalistas. La radio bilingüe diseñada con programas de gran calidad. Un abanico amplio de contenidos dirigido a profesionales, directivos de empresa, estudiantes, profesores, niños y todo aquel interesado, no solo en perfeccionar el idioma inglés, porque en Vaughan Radio encontrarás, seguro, algún momento del día que se ajusta a tus gustos o necesidades.

THP 6 | Botell Volta in English  

“A form of controlled Airbnb” - this is how Olle Larsson, founder and owner of Sisyfos group, describes Botell Volta - his innovative concept that combines apartment living with the functions of a hotel.

Guests have an option of buying their room, which the hotel can rent out while they are not using it. A good investment opportunity, as a certain level of income is guaranteed.

In another nod to its innovative nature, Botell Volta cooperates with Nitesoft, a forward thinking property management system that in this case also takes care of all hotel functions such as key passwords, communications and check-ins. Listen and find out how Botell Volta is different!

Olle Larsson is the founder and owner of Sisyfos group, they are in the business of renovating old buildings and giving it new functions. Visit their website for more of their proje [...]

Agatha Christie Presents Hercule Poirot - Murder On The Links - Show Three of Three (06-21-89)  


Murder On The Links - Show Three of Three (Aired June 21, 1989)
Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), better known as Dame Agatha Christie, was an English crime fiction writer. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but is remembered for her 80 mystery novels, particularly featuring detectives Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple, which have given her the title the 'Queen of Crime' and made her one of the most important and innovative writers in the development of the mystery novel. Her appeal is so huge that Christie is often called - by the Guinness Book of World Records, among others - the best-selling writer of fiction of all time, and the best-selling writer of any kind second to William Shakespeare. An estimated billion copies of her novels have been sold in English, and another billion in 103 other languages.


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