for English language learners

Doctor's Dilemma

Here’s a dilemma for you from the psychologists, Tversky and Kahneman. They asked the following to a group of doctors

The U.S. is preparing for the outbreak of an unusual Asian disease. It is expected to kill 600 people.

Two alternative programs to combat the disease have been proposed.

If program A is adopted, 200 people will be saved.

If program B is adopted, there is a one third probability that 600 people will be saved and a two-thirds probability that no people will be saved.

Which of the two programs would you favor?

What do you think? I'll post the survey findings later today.

I've prepared a themed page (with slideshow) about the first meeting between John Lennon & Paul McCartney here:

For younger age groups, try this page:


A very big welcome to you all. This will be the new blog spot for and eslyounglearners and will provide news, views and links to useful new materials to help English language learners. Most of these will be from my sites but I hope to show you some other fun things from across the web.

Been ages since I've posted - was doing BBC blog in December, struggling with the snow (we don't do snow very well in this country) and a hundred other things. Have also done a lot of work reconstructing the site and there's plenty of new stuff to check out here.

Marking the 75th birthday of Elvis with a couple of fun materials: Elvis Lives and Elvis: FBI Agent

If you haven't seen my sites, try the links above. And please get back to me with what you think!