Episode 1 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

Join Mark and Carmen in this first episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 in which they present the first chapter of our story based around María’s diary entry. In this episode you’ll get to know María and how she has spent time studying in Edinburgh, but is glad to be back on her beloved island of Mallorca for the summer. You’ll also find out about Rory, her boyfriend, and you’ll learn how they met. This episode is full of interesting idiomatic expressions and complex grammar poi
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20.430J Fields, Forces, and Flows in Biological Systems (MIT)
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the June 3rd 2017 edition
This week: Miami’s homeowners try to fend off climate change, why queens are more warmongering than kings and how the horse shaped the history of mankind
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