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Free English Lesson, Wednesday, May 27, 2009

COMPARISONS Analogies, Similes, & Metaphors Recorded Live on the Internet 8 PM Beijing Time AND 8 PM GMT Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Text for this Lesson
Analogies

Kate Rusby -The Yorkshire Couple

Just a song for a friend, and maybe there is anyone who could help with writing down the lyrics?




The Yorkshire Couple

Its of a Yorkshire couple, this story I'll relate,
Who waited on retirement with apprehension great.
In their little mill tied cottage, said Amos feeling low,
We've to leave this house tomorrow, wherever shall we go.
Wherever shall we go, wherever shall we go.
We've to leave this house tomorrow, wherever shall we go.

Said Martha unto Amos, well don't you fret old lad,
The thought of your retirement, it ought to make you glad.
Since the minute we got married I've saved for a rainy day,
Each time that we made love I put half a crown away.
Do you see that row of cottages, down by Dog and Gun,
We hadn't been married but a year before I'd bought first one,

The second two years later, the third it brought me tears,
The fourth one took much longer, over twenty years.
Said Amos unto Martha, you know I love you so,
And now I see the wisdom of reaping what you sow.
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Free English Lesson, Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Idioms, Slang, & Jargon
Recorded Live on the Internet 8 PM Beijing Time AND 8 PM GMT
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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A Fun Quiz for You!

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One is Teacher Monkey

One is Monkey Teacher
And one is both
Can you decide which monkey is which?


We will discuss the answers  as well as idioms and slang during the

Practice Your "P's" With Peter Piper

Here is an English tongue twister you can use to practice the "P" sound.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked;
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Click here to hear a recording that will help you.
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