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Podcasts This Week (July 12, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 598 – Suggesting a Nightcap

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 slur” and “impression.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about real “Nightcaps” worn by people in the old days.
“In this episode, a “nightcap” is an alcoholic drink drunken right before going to bed, usually to help one fall asleep. However, a “nightcap” is also a warm hat that used to be worn when people went to bed. Nightcaps were very common during the “Middle Ages”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 250

Topics:  Comicon; Famous Americans:  Houdini; I just versus I have just; suit versus match versus fit; levity

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Magic Castle.”
“In Los Angeles, there are many “private clubs” that only allow certain people to become members and to participate in its activities.  One “unique” (special; unlike others) private club in Los Angeles that many people don’t know about is one for magicians…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 599 – Shopping for Warm-Weather Clothes

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 “skirt” and “figure.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Dress Codes in American Schools.”
“Most American “public” (owned by the government, not by a private business) schools do not make students wear “uniforms” (a type and color of clothing worn by all people in a group). However, most schools do have “dress codes”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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10 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (July 12, 2010)”

  1. Kuong Do Says:

    I like them all. A happy new week to come.

  2. Farahnaz Says:

    Hi Emiliano,
    Congratulations! You country is The Champion.
    Congrats, congrats, congrats.

  3. emiliano Says:

    Thank you Farahnaz, we need it.
    All the people of Spain are in the streets of the cities having their feast.

    We are now, at night nearly 34º C degrees, and along the day more than 40º C…….but who care about the heat, everybody where watching
    the match in the midle of the big spaces under the sun, it´s incredible but true.

    Many thanks.

  4. Ali Says:

    Hi Emiliano,

    Congratulations to you and to all spanish people on the championship of your national football team. Your team played great and I was a big fan of Spain team. Your country really deserve this championship. Hope you enjoy celebrating this great event.
    By the way, I missed our arguments on the behavior of politicians around the world especially G. W. Bush!

    I belive Farahnaz is also from my country. Farahnaz, aren’t you?

    Wishes,

    Ali (from Tehran, Iran)

  5. emiliano Says:

    A big THANK YOU Ali, so nice to see you here again.
    Yes, I think Spain has done a good fair play along this Champion and we deserve the World Cup.
    If football makes such a joint among spaniards from every spanish lands I am very happy seeing it all around the country.
    Never I have seen so many flags and people proud of being spaniards, it is an absolutely a miracle.
    Viva el football.

  6. Farahnaz Says:

    Hi Ali,
    Yes, I’m from Iran and I love my country. I hope that once our country will become a champion. I believe in that our country is a champion now, because so many people were killed to save it.
    Best regards,
    Farahnaz

  7. Ali Says:

    Hi Farahnaz,

    Nice to hear from you. We should work hard. Who knows. May be some other time, we can win the fainal match of the world footbal cup. Hope so.
    I believe that such events (footbal) can bring the hearts together, and people from different nationalities can feel closer. It seems that, nowadays, the battle filed has changed. Nations, instead of fighting against each other, send thier soldiers (footbal players) to this green field and run a contest. In this way, nobody get injured. Indeed, many peolpe enjoy wathcing it.

    Bests,

    Ali

  8. I have been here too Says:

    Hi Folks,, I am not a footbal player,but i do like to watch footbal game,, I am a wrestler(greaco roman and free style) i am coach for Danish women free style wrestling. originaly I am from Iram ,but live in Denmark.Congratulations emiliano, your national footbal player have done a great job,,congrats,,hello to you Ali and Farahnaz,,nice to meet my country man here and welcom to the Jeff,s world.

  9. emiliano Says:

    Thank you “I have been here too”
    Living in Denmark has to be nice as it is a very developed nation, Copehaguen by chance?

    I think spaniards are proud with our footbal team, they did a good fairplay and won.

  10. Farahnaz Says:

    Hi! “I have been here too”
    It’s nice to hear a compatriot/ countryman, too.
    Good luck,