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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Dispatches - great listening practice

mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 29,840 mod
You might find these Youtube Dispatches news items good for listening practice and at the same time, learn a bit about the problems commuters face in the UK.


  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    interesting video. I am active on twitter, so see a lot of videos shared by Sadiq Khan.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    He's a good mayor for London @Bubbly. I hope that he will become a member of Parliament later as I think he would be a good politician to have in the government.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge I think he worked more on traveling related issues that a common person in the UK faces. This is what made him popular. I don't think he would become a member of Parliament as there is a strong lobby against him.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    I think it is fairly common for mayors of London to become members of Parliament after they finish working as mayor @Bubbly. Look at Ken Livingstone (Labour) and Boris the unmentionable (Conservative).
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge well in that case, he must be lucky to get a chance to sit in the Parliament.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,840 mod
    I'm sure he'd get a lot of support @Bubbly.
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