News, issues and important ideas. Daily stories written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English news casts.
Each story has:
- the written article
- an MP3 file of someone reading the story
- vocabulary words
- from Voice of America Learning English.
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Five hundred Madrid taxi drivers have decided to take a free online English course.
The course is run by the city authorities which want tourists to feel more comfortable in the region.
More tourists will come to the region if they get better services.
A satisfied customer is the best advertisement.
2. In Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, it is traditional for a boy ___ to a girl's home and pour water on her.
3. The Argentine capital ___ experiencing its coldest weather in 40 years.
4. The Philadelphia Phillies, an American baseball team, are certainly not proud ___ the statistics they reached on Sunday.
5. This is only ___ time that the bell, which weighs 13.8 tons, has been repaired in its 148–year history.
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Sometimes women and men have different opinions about the latest fashion trends.
A nice woman body can be ruined by a billowy blouse.
Harem pants won't suit the young, the old or the in-between.
Anyway, you are beautiful regardless of what you are wearing.
Please go to The Five Fashion Items Women Wear and Men Hate Them to view the quiz
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Almost 80 percent of Americans own a pet.
And most of them consider their dogs or cats to be members of the family.
They let them sleep on the bed, buy them holiday and birthday presents and sometimes take them on holiday.
Some people are even prepared to apply for a bank loan to pay for treatments for their sick pets.
Please go to People Love Their Pets More Than Other Humans to view the quiz
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