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Podcasts This Week (May 17, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 582 – A Parent-Teacher Conference

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 “to work on” and “subject.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “How to Prepare for a Parent-Teacher Conference.”
“A parent-teacher conference is a great opportunity for parents to have a “one-on-one” (personal; individual) discussion with their child’s teacher…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 242

Preventing Violence in Schools Post Columbine; American Territories: U.S. Virgin Islands; although versus even though; lite; rate versus rank

In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Television Show: Jackass.”
“American parents have many things to worry about, including violence in schools.  Many are also concerned about violence in the “media””…- READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 583 – Going to a Spa

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 “wrap” and “to calm (one’s) nerves.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the different types of “Workers at a Spa.”
“A “typical” (common; normal) spa has many different types of employees who work together to create a “luxurious” (beautiful, comfortable, relaxing) pampering experience…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (May 17, 2010)”

  1. Kuong Do Says:

    I am so excited on this week’s new podcasts, especially the coming English Cafe 242 of “Violence in School in the US” because I have just listened to the same topic on VOA, “Preventing bullies in schools”.

  2. theben Says:

    Thanks for sharing info about VOA, which is BTW great site for language lerners …

  3. Kamal Zerhari Says:

    Congratulations for the great service you are rendering English language learners around the world. Keep up the good work buddy!