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A blog for English learners and their teachers everywhere, initiated in 2010 with the contribution of students from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. More about me on the On-line Profile below. Welcome!

Shapes in Language – First Comment Round

In an interview broadcast on CNN today, Christiane Amanpour asks her interviewee:

“So how does this (the economic situation in Cuba – currently described as very good by authorities-, and the energy problems recently reported by Cubans) square up?”

What did she mean?

What other uses of words describing shapes (circle, square, triangle, oval, rectangle, round, etc) help you express various ideas in English?

Feel free to make your comments below. The next round is on me!

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MUSIC NEWS from a National Public Radio Broadcast

Music Returns To Port-au-Prince

by Mandalit del Barco

February 6, 2010

Amid the desperation and despair in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-prince, musicians from Haiti’s national chorus, jazz band and philharmonic gave their first post-quake concert. The musicians were able to rescue some instruments from the rubble, and they held the concert in the devastated neighborhood of Bell Aire to bring hope to the displaced.

Click here to get to the National Public Radio page and access the podcast and transcript for this interview.

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