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Podcasts This Week (May 31, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 586 – Getting a Girlfriend/Boyfriend Back

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 “cause” and “within reason.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “How Americans Parents Select a Child’s First Name.”
When Americans are “expecting a child” (pregnant and waiting for the birth), they spend a lot of time “picking” (choosing) names. Some people pick “family names” (names of relatives); others use “baby name books”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 244

Topics: Ellis Island; The Rat Pack; lots of versus a lot of; sleep versus asleep, wake versus awake, rise versus arise; alpha male

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Angel Island.”
“Ellis Island is the most well known location for “incoming” (entering) immigrants to the United States, but it was not the only place where immigrants legally entered the country.  A “lesser-known” (less well known) “entry point” (place where people enter a place) for immigrants is an island in San Francisco called…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 587 – Feeling Disillusioned

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 shatter” and “to picture.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Ways that Fans Show Their Admiration.”
“Fans” (people who like, love, and admire someone or something very much) can “show” (demonstrate) their admiration in many ways. In the past, fans “were limited to” (had no options other than) sending “fan mail,” or letters written to their idols…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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5 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (May 31, 2010)”

  1. Kuong Do Says:

    Every week, I feel excited to wait for new episodes. I hope that it will never stop. Thank you so much, Dr. Mc Quillan.

  2. gero g Says:

    this is the best website that i’ve ever visited. thanks Mc quillian

  3. emiliano Says:

    So many years studying English, more than forty, and what can I say about all these Podcast and guides?.
    Only a thing, they are the best by all means.

    Never I have a teacher like Dr. Mc Qullan or Dr. Lucy Tse.

    With them, the Podcast, their voices, their funny lessons, the guides and this incredible Blog where I have written
    so much as two books already, my English level have increase more and more every month, every year and I hope to much more every moment.
    But it is not only my pleasure, my daughters have also learn so much that is even better to me as they are young and I suppose
    they´ll have several occasions in future to use this great knowledge.

    Thank you Dr. Lucy, thank you Dr. Jeff, I´ll be always grateful with you and all ESL team, from the beautiful city of Los Angeles, (California), EE.UU.

    From the hottest capital of the world, Madrid, congratulations. You are the one.
    My best wishes and go on doing so incredible website. emiliano

  4. emiliano Says:

    It sounds well, Dr. Jeff instead of Dr. Jeff Mc. Quillian and Dr. Lucy instead of Dr. Lucy Tse.

    A nice mistake, sorry but your are like close friends to me.

    ———-

    Cuca is watching R. Nadal at Roland Garros, and the next should be a match between a madrilenian Fernado Verdasco
    and a muciano Nicolas Almagro…….that´s really incredible.
    As much worst economy and goverment are….as more best spanish sportmen and women are.
    Never seen so many spanish tenist players in Paris Roland Garros finals……

    Alonso, Gassol, Nadal,….etc. etc. and of course the football team?…our eyes are full open.
    Now I know why our first Minister Mr. Zapatero has call him Sport-Minister, it should be the only thing that could
    be pleased him with the results?….I think so.

    Yes, it´s a dramatic economic crisis for so much people but it´s also incredible to all of us the view of our individuals
    spanish sporters around the world.

  5. Geld Schnell Says:

    Politicians say they’re beefing up our economy. Most don’t know beef from pork. ~Harold Lowman