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Podcasts This Week (July 5, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 596 – Applying for Unemployment Benefits

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 “qualify” and “meaning to”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “State Unemployment Offices.”
“The unemployment office reviews the application to determine whether the individual is eligible for benefits. The unemployment office contacts previous employers to “verify”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 249

Topics: Hate Crime Legislation; State Fairs; shop versus store versus department store; relative to versus related to; Down Under

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Great Brinks Robbery of 1950.”
“People talk or joke about “robbing” (stealing from) a bank so they’ll have enough money and won’t have to work anymore.  In 1950, that’s just what a group of 11 men did…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 597 – Describing Touch and Textures

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 “rough” and “gross.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Acceptable Types of Touching Among Adult Friends and Couples.”
“Adults in the United States don’t touch each other as often as they do in many other countries. American adults often shake hands, especially in a “work setting” (work-related environment), but other “physical contact” (touching) is unusual…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (July 5, 2010)”

  1. Kuong Do Says:

    I don’t know if there will be some time I no longer wait for ESL episodes of the new week.

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  3. gregorex Says:

    There was huge State Fair near me. Big opportunity to take some pictures, especially big crawlers (tractors on caterpillar tracks). And today and tomorrow Air Show in Duxford, I’m gonna be there!!!