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Listening to Roosevelt or Kennedy

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As we continue to expand the Kal’s Korner Online, we are pleased to announce that as of today audio recordings of U.S. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard M. Nixon have all been added.

Despite his relatively short career due to his tragic assassination, JFK remains one of Americas most loved Presidents

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This is in addition to the material already up there from our first audio guest of honor, Sir Winston Churchill.

To access all of this good stuff, just go to the Home Page of the Kal’s Korner Online Web site and click on the Audio Recordings button.

After doing so, you will be taken to the Audio Recordings Home Page where you will see the images of Churchill, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Johnson, etc. To hear their recordings, just click their image and choose from the list that’s available.

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This content is courtesy of several different historical institutions and U.S. Presidential libraries. These are actual recordings from history, they are real conversations, and speeches that these unique men all gave.

One of the first things you will notice when listening to them is that these men have very different accents. This has to do with the different areas of America that they all came from, as well as their oratory styles.

For example, both Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy had a tendency to exaggerate their accents a bit for dramatic effect when they wanted to stress important points or were speaking in public and saying things for official consumption.

Listening to John F. Kennedy
Despite his relatively short career due to his tragic assassination, JFK remains one of Americas most loved Presidents.

When you hear these formerly classified recordings, even those JFK had with former President Dwight Eisenhower, where they discuss the Soviet Union and the Cuban Missile Crisis; you will see Kennedy at his “razor best,” -- he is extremely focused, with very little accent, and he moves the conversation (even President Eisenhower) steadily along.

Originally, Eisenhower hated John Kennedy. He felt he was a “too immature rich kid” to be President. Kennedy quickly proved his “critics” wrong.

Nikita Kruschev also felt like Eisenhower did, quickly “tested” JFK over the Cuban Missile Crisis, -- and lost.

We’ll continue to add more English language content to the Kal’s Korner Online Web site until someone pays us some serious money NOT to. :-)

Jokes of the Day: REAL Excuses for Accidents

The following are actually REAL excuses people have given to judges explaining WHY they had an auto accident.

1. The pedestrian had no idea which way to run, so I hit him.
2. I thought my window was down, but I found it was up when I put my head through it.
3. The guy was all over the road, I had to swerve many times before I hit him.
4. I collided with a stationary truck which was coming the other way.
5. A truck backed through my windshield into my wife’s face.
6. My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.
7. I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the road when I struck him.
9. In an attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.


Key Article Words in English

these unique men all gave = tito jedineční muži všichni dali
oratory styles = řečnický styl
tendancy to exaggerate = tendence přehánět
stress important points = zdůraznit důležité body
razor best = v nejlepší formě
pedestrian = chodec
swerve = uhnout
collided = srazit se (min.)
stationary truck = nehybný nákladní vůz
windshield = ochranné sklo
struck = srazit
telephone pole = telefonní stožár




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