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The $1,000 Pizza

Listen here Would you pay $1,000 for a pizza? A restaurant owner in New York City is hoping that some people might. Nino Selimaj has created the “Luxury Pizza” at his Nino’s Bellissima restaurant. The 30 cm pizza contains lobster and six types of caviar. It is divided into eight slices. A customer must ask for the “Luxury Pizza” at least 24 hours…
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A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca Nelson Mandela inspired many people during his lifetime. Despite spending 27 years in prison, as a result of his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, his message was one of reconciliation and not vengeance. Shortly after his release from prison, Mandela became the first black president of the country.…
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Hand-Picking Olives in Halkidiki, Greece November 2013

Listen here Click to listen // In the region of Halkidiki, the local Greeks are very busy picking the final crop of olives for 2013. To produce the finest quality olive oil hand-picking is essential.  Only selecting the best olives by eye can assure superior oil quality. After picking the olives they must be taken to the oil-pressing stations on…
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The Velvet Revolution

Listen here November 17 is the day Czechs and Slovaks remember the Velvet Revolution. The name refers to the non-violent revolution which took place in then-Communist Czechoslovakia in 1989. On November 17, 1989, police broke up a peaceful student demonstration in Prague. Two days later, the protestors returned to the streets in larger numbers. The…
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What Are You Going to Wear This Halloween?

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// Halloween is no longer simply a children’s holiday that is recognized in only a few countries. These days it is celebrated throughout the world by kids and adults alike. In many places, grownups throw parties at this time of year in which people come dressed in various costumes. Halloween takes place on…
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There Are Only 111 Days Until Christmas

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// If you find yourself in an office or a classroom thinking that the next vacation is a long time from now, remember that things are not always as bad as they may seem. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, autumn, with all its colors, can be the most beautiful season of them all. Whereas in the…
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Everything Requires Practice

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// If we want to do something well in life, then we need to practice it. Any activity we wish to do perfectly – whether it be cooking, playing the piano or driving a bus – needs a lot of time and energy. In fact, learning to speak English or any other language requires lots and lots of practice.
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