Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Obama lights National Christmas Tree during a time in which we try our hardest to live with a spirit of charity and goodwill, we remember our brothers and sisters who have lost a job or are struggling to make ends meet (llegar a fin de mes)We pray for the men and women in uniform serving in Afghanistan and Iraq and in faraway places who can’t be home this holiday season. And we thank their families, who will mark this Christmas with an empty seat at the dinner table.
On behalf of Malia, Sasha, Michelle, Marian -- who’s our grandmother-in-chief -- (laughter) -– and Bo -- don’t forget Bo -- (applause) -- I wish all of you a merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season.
And now I’m going to invite the entire Obama crew up here to help me light this Christmas tree. (Applause.)
All right, everybody, we’re going to count from five -- five, four, three, two, one.
(The tree is lit.) (Applause.)
Merry Christmas, everybody!

Monday, 20 December 2010

The Flatmates episode 73,

Alice, Helen and Tim are talking about their plans for the Christmas holidays, but it looks as if Alice will have to work.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Credit cards

This week join Dan and Kate as they talk about credit cards. What are some of their advantages and disadvantages and how have they changed the ways that we handle money?

This week's question:
In what year was the first ever credit card introduced?
a) 1951
b) 1955
c) 1962
Listen out for the answer in the programme!

John Lennon's 30th Death Aniversary

Sunday, 5 December 2010