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Diarikom - Week 47 2020

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English   Warm-ups - Phrases to turn on your English. Mini translations.   ***    49 fun - This Week's Easy English Lesson        ***     Tram 49 - Our Radio Show - People of interest, super old music, and more!    ** *     Talk 49 -     Online Talk ***     Online English with Nigel A.JAMES ***   Peter Rosegger and Old Kramer Teresa - A mountain childhood story  People enjoy looking forward to things that are special. Birthdays, Christmas, and other meaningful days. And, these moments of joy always involve other people. People who are special. And, in his book, *As I was still a Forest Farmer's Son, Peter Rosegger, the Austrian author, thinks kindly back to old Kramer Teresa. She was a very kind old lady and her visits to the Rosseger's farm in the mountains of Austria were moments that were never forgotten. Old Kramer Teresa came twice a year. Once in the winter and again in the spring. Old Kramer Teresa came selling her goods. And, she carried on her back a kind of chest

Diarikom this Week - Short Essay - The City of Veszprem and Suszi - and more

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English   Warm-ups - Phrases to turn on your English. Mini translations.   ***    49 fun - This Week's Easy English Lesson       ***     Tram 49 - Our Radio Show - People of interest, super old music, and more!    ** *     Talk 49 -     Online Talk ***    Online English with Nigel A.JAMES ***   Scroll down for The City of Veszprem and Zsuzsi - Socialist history -  and - The Green Children of Woolpit- A medieval story The City of Veszprem and   Zsuzsi If you go down to Veszprem in Hungary, you will find a city of pasts. An historic  past  with a castle – and a socialist past with its social housing developments. Veszprem is ancient and modern and cultural and fun. Veszprem is well worth a visit. And, whilst visiting Veszprem last summer, I discovered a statue just off the main square. A statue of a woman. And, this woman could have been anyone. But, this is a statue of  Zsuzsi   in stone. And,  Zsuzsi  was, and still is, someone quite special. She's loved by the people of Veszp

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English   Warm-ups - Phrases to turn on your English. Mini translations.  *** 49 fun - This Week's Easy English Lesson   *** Tram 49 - Our Radio Show - People of interest, super old music, and more! ** * Talk 49 - Online Talk *** Online English with Nigel A.JAMES *** Scroll down for  - (A)  The First Republic of Austria  -  (B+)  The War of the Worlds The First republic of Austria The First Republic of Austria was  proclaimed  on the 12 th  of November, 1918. It  lasted  until  shortly before  the 2 nd  W orld War . The first republic was a very hard time. There was  poverty , mass u nemploymen t and h unge r. Things were very bad and in 1934 there was a short  civil war . But, the First Republic was not only bad. In the 1920s and 1930s very many schools, hospitals and good s ocial housing projects   were built . The First Republic was hard! But, the Second Republic is perfect. Austria is now one of the nicest and happiest countries in the world! Vocabulary apartment  - Wohnung ci

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   English Warm-ups - Phrases to turn on your English. Mini translations.  ***   49 fun - This Week's Easy English Lesson   *** Tram 49 - Our Radio Show - People of interest, super old music, and more!   ** * Talk 49 -    Online Talk *** Online English with Nigel A.JAMES *** Scroll down for texts - (A) Arthur Miller -  (A+ ) Whitby to Pickering  - (B) Oscar MAGOSCI  (A) Arthur Miller June 07, 2020 Arthur Miller was one of America's greatest  playwrights . He was born in New York in 1915. Arthur Miller wrote his first play, The Villain,  whilst  studying at the University of Michigan. And then, after  graduating , he started his careerer as a playwright. His most  famous  works were All My Sons, The Death of a Salesman, and, After the Fall. Arthur Miller won many prizes for his work. Arthur Miller was  married  three times. His first  wife  was Mary Slattery, his second Marilyn Monroe, and his third wife was Inge Morath. Arthur Miller  died  at the age of 89 in 2005. Vocabulary

DIARIKOM This Week

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English Warm-ups - Phrases to turn on your English. Mini translations.  ***   49 fun - This Week's Easy English Lesson   *** Tram 49 - Our Radio Show - People of interest, super old music, and more!  ** * Talk 49 - Interviews   ****  Scroll down for Texts of the Week - (A Easy) Michael Koch's Diary 7  - and - (B intermediate) Church of Felsöörs (A) Michael Koch's Diary - 007 Looking back on my week, Moday was the most exciting day of all. My brother Andrew phoned from England. He had very good news. He has a role in his village's Christmas play. My brother Andrew is going to play the role of the cat in Puss in Boots. An exciting pantomime. My brother Andrew loves dressing up. I got home very late on Tuesday. I found a note from Mary. She and Eileen were in Grinzing. On Wednesday evening, my brother Andrew phoned again. He has started learning his lines. Not very hard. All he has to say is mee-ow. On Saturday, Mary and I decided to go out. I suggested the Meier

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English Warm-ups - Phrases to turn on your English. Mini translations.  ***   49 fun - This Week's Easy English Lesson   *** Tram 49 - Our Radio Show - People of interest, super old music, and more!  ** * Talk 49 - Interviews   ****

(B) - Diarikom - This Week

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English Warm-ups - Phrases to turn on your English. Mini translations.  ***   49 fun - This Week's Easy English Lesson   *** Tram 49 - Our Radio Show - People of interest, super old music, and more!  ** * Talk 49 - Interviews  and more.*** Saying of the Day -   A Parrot's life *** (A) - Michael Koch's Diary - Number 6 Monday was a very easy day. I met Steve for lunch. I have known Steve for more than 40 years. We discussed old times. We worked together in Moscow. It was 1975. I liked Moscow very much. Eileen phoned Mary on Tuesday. In the afternoon they went to Hietzing. To Wine and Co. A wine tasting. Mary came home with 9 bottles. Enough for the weekend. Eileen and Jim came over for dinner on Thursday evening. A great meal. A shoulder of lamb with Brussels and roast potatoes. Chocolate pudding for sweet. We drank too much. 4 bottles of red. Great Austrian wine. Friday. The end of the week. I finished early. Got home at 5. Mary was out. She was at Wine and