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Podcasts This Week (May 10, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 580 – Retiring From a Job

In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear), vocabulary list and sample sentences, and comprehension questions.
In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “package” and “after.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about what “What Americans Do After Retirement” that may be surprising to you.
“Americans can choose to do many things after they retire. Some workers imagine a retirement filled with “sleeping in” (sleeping until late in the morning), reading, and resting, but most of them soon “tire” (get tired) of the “monotony” (the same things happening the same way over and over again)… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 241

Ask an American: The Princess and the Frog; pronouncing “address;” to cut the bull/ bullsh*t; outspoken versus vocal

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Lesser-known Fairytale Princesses.”
“Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Cinderella are all well-known fairy tale princesses, but others are “lesser-known” (not as well known), and you may not even have heard their stories.  In The Princes and the Pea, for example, a prince wants to marry, but cannot find a “suitable” (appropriate) “bride” (wife)… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 581 – Reading a World Map

In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear), vocabulary list and sample sentences, and comprehension questions.
In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “map” and “to scale.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the controversy over “Google’s Street View” feature.
“Google has an “impressive” (surprising in a good way) map service called Street View. It lets Internet users type in an address and see photographs taken from the street. This can be helpful when people want to know what a neighborhood looks like, but it has also “raised” (caused; brought up) “concerns” (worries) about “privacy””…- READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (May 10, 2010)”

  1. elena Says:

    enjoy english

  2. theben Says:

    Hi.

    That’s a great idea to inform the listeners/students about forthcoming lessons/cafes.

    Cordially,
    Ben

  3. ruslan Says:

    Vsem privet!

    I’m very beginer in english,and I wont to say,it makes me happy to notice that I’ll be better and better day by day.
    Thanks to ESL Podkast and
    Jeff McQuillan and Lucy Tse

    ruslan
    from Germany
    originally from Russia.