Listener Mail 150


Adam Navis and Liz Waid read comments from listeners all around the world. Which Spotlight program makes you think?

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Voice 1

Welcome to Spotlight’s Listener Mail programme. I’m Adam Navis.

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And I’m Liz Waid. Spotlight uses a special English method of broadcasting. It is easier for people to understand, no matter where in the world they live.

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Today’s programme is on you! From Brazil to India and from Morocco to Vietnam, people like you are listening to Spotlight programmes. We tell about people, places, and ideas all around the world. But in today’s programme we hear what you have to say! Today we hear comments about showing love to other people. We also hear about drinking milk and playing board games. Let’s get started!

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Do you like to play games? In our programme ‘Board Games’ we looked at the history of board games. We discovered that more and more people are playing them. We asked if you play board games.

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Mira wanted us to remember the game Backgammon. This is a very old board game. We have made a programme about this particular game in the past. Binh shared that he plays the Age of Empires game. But there were also people who did not want to play board games. Angelo explained why he does not play them.

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‘I do not have any patience to play board games. I am full of energy. I need to move all the time.’

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In that programme, we also asked if you think board games bring people together. N2tuyen said they do. He says board games help him live a better life.

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‘Playing board games is a way to improve our quality time. I removed all games and social apps on my phone. I now have more time for my family and friends. I spend an hour a day playing board games with my son. We play games such as Monopoly or Chess. It make me feel relaxed and at ease. I feel happy. It makes me feel that I still live a real life.’

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What a lovely way to spend time together as a family!

Over the past months, we have begun a series about ways to show love to other people. Spending time together like this is one way to show love. This series was called ‘The Five Love Languages’. The five love languages were Kind Words, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical Touch. Each person feels most loved when they receive love in a way they can understand. People may understand love in different ways.

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Honneur heard the programme about quality time. He described how important it is to spend quality time with his wife,

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‘I like to talk during our meal in the middle of the day. We have lunch together every day. We use this time to talk about everything of interest to us. I think we do not have relationship troubles because we have spent a lot of years together.’

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Kaleb heard the love language programme about Kind Words. This means saying good things to a person in a positive way. Kaleb was clear about the need to use kind words with everyone,

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‘I think that all people like nice words. Nice words make people happy. We must use nice words and encourage others to do this too.’

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This programme made Julio think about the way he uses words toward other people.

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'I did not know how our words can affect other people. So I am going to change my words when I talk to friends, family or students. I am sure that kind and lovely words will change the area where we work or stay.’

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Ku Bo thinks that it is not enough to use kind words,

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‘The words we say are important. But how we say a word is more important. If we speak honestly our words can touch the heart of the listener.’

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And Severino uses another love language to show love. He shows love with acts of service. He is a nurse in Sao Paulo Brazil. He cares for many sick people who often have brain injuries. He explained how he helps them,

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‘I help them to feed. I help them to wash and take a shower. I help them to put on their clothes. I give them their medicines and much more.’

Voice 1

Thank you for all of your examples about how to speak the five love languages. If you missed any of those programmes, you can find all of them on our website at www.radioenglish.net. Or you can find them on YouTube. Just search for Spotlight English. Tell us what your love language is!

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In another recent programme, we looked at a drink that is popular around the world – milk! In the programme ‘All about Milk’ we looked at a question about milk. Is it healthy to drink or unhealthy? We asked what you thought. Many of you like to drink milk. And many of you believe that milk helps us be healthy. Nass wrote on Facebook,

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‘I like to drink milk because it is good for my teeth and bones. Milk is rich with calcium.’

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Mohit also thinks that milk is healthy. He writes about milk in his country,

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‘I am from India and milk is considered a healthy food here. Most people drink milk in their first meal of the day. We get most milk from cows and buffaloes.’

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Hamza from Morocco likes to drink milk too. But he has a problem. He does not feel well when he drinks it. His head hurts. Hamza is not the only person who has a problem with milk. Phoung Linh also found that milk was not good for her.

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‘I drank cow’s milk every day. I saw it as a necessary food. But I was wrong. I always had spots or marks on my face and around my mouth. I stopped using cow’s milk for three weeks. I replaced it with soy bean milk and grain milk. The spots on my face disappeared. If you understand the signals your body sends it can help you choose better foods.’

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Ivana works in a milk factory in Croatia. She cannot drink milk but she found a special use for it.

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‘My factory produces milk from goats and cows. Everyone who works there drinks milk every day. But I cannot drink milk because I have a stomach problem. I use milk in many ways when I cook food. One time I even used milk as part of a mask on my face as a beauty treatment.’

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Thank you all for your comments! Would you like to hear your comments on our next Listener Mail programme? You can leave a comment on our website. Or email us at radio@radioenglish.net. You can also comment on Facebook at Facebook.com/SpotlightRadio. Visit our YouTube channel at Youtube.com/SpotlightEnglish1.

Voice 1  

The writer of this programme was Katy Blake. The producer was Michio Ozaki. The voices you heard were from the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. All quotes were adapted for this programme and voiced by Spotlight. You can listen to this programme again, and read it, on the internet at www.radioenglish.net. This programme is called ‘Listener Mail 150’.

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Visit our website to download our free listening app for Android or Apple devices. We hope you can join us again for the next Spotlight programme. Goodbye.

Question:

Have you ever written to Spotlight? What would you like to say?

Comments


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Tran Kha
said on November 26, 2018

“Binh shared that he plays the Age of Empires game” I think he misunderstood about the Age of Empires game, because the game is Video game of PC, but the article talk about Board Game like Chess, Monopoly,...

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KatyBlake
said on November 26, 2018

Tra Kha - you listened well to the programme. However as mentioned in the ‘Board Games’ programme, some computer games have been made into board games too. ‘Age of Empires’ has been made into a board game. So Binh could have been talking about that.

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n2tuyen
said on November 27, 2018

I heard Adam was laughing when he read my comment :))

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Tran Kha
said on November 28, 2018

KatyBlake - Thank you for your explaining, However, I still think he misunderstood, because this game I used to play it many time before. The game was very famous one with Building and Fighting type. We will use worker to build house and hire warriors to fight and invade to other player.

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Honneur
said on November 29, 2018

I liked this program very much. It is a sample of how we are improving our knowledge in English language. It was rewarding heard the words of our comrades in Spotlight. Thank you all of your.