Saffle Says --- Lessons for English Learners

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Who are you calling a brat?

Someone asked me about this picture on my Flickr account. This is a slide that my father found in a box of old pictures. The picture is of my mother, her brother (my uncle Willy) and their parents. (my grandparents) They were on a trans-Atlantic boat ride from Germany to America. You can hear more about it if you listen to the podcast.

I talk about the U.S. election that is going on right now in the US and a little bit about my opinions on who I think should be the next president.

As always, please feel free to email me if you have any ESL questions.

Here are some of the new vocabulary words I introduced this podcast:

neck and neck - even or very close; indeterminate as to the outcome: They were coming toward the finish line neck and neck.

primary - a preliminary election in which voters of each party nominate candidates for office, party officers, etc. Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton in the Washington D.C. Democratic Primary.

army brat - the child of an army officer or enlisted person, especially one who has grown up on army bases or in military communities. Mark and Mary were both army brats who grew up moving from one country to the next.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Library of Congress Photos

I found this great cache of photos from the American Library of Congress. This is a great place to see old photographs of random, ordinary people and places. I spend a lot of time looking at these amazing photos.



Monday, March 03, 2008

Welcome to Mustache March

Photoshopped a tad, originally uploaded by Michael Saffle.

I hope everyone is growing their mustache this month. Mustache March is a great time for men to grow out that upper lip hair your wife or girl friend doesn't like. You can tell them, "Honey, it's Mustache March, I have to!"

Please enjoy my pictures and feel free to send me your own pictures if you wear a mustache this month. You can see more pictures here.


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