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Podcasts This Week (July 19, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 600 – Talking About Sight

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 “sharp” and “to see double.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Use of Guide Dogs.”
“Many people who are blind or “visually impaired” (not able to see very well) use “guide dogs,” or dogs that have been “trained” (instructed; taught) to lead people around “obstacles”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 251

Topics:  Ask an American: Obsolete; regarding versus concerning versus as for; can’t be bothered; How you doing?

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Obsolete Audio and Video Formats.”
“As “audiovisual” (related to things that we watch and/or listen to) technology continues to change, many audio and video “formats” (the way something is packaged and used) are becoming “obsolete”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 601 – Paying an Unexpected Visit

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 drop in” and “out with it.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about high school graduates taking a “Gap Year” before continuing on to college.
“Traditionally, “college-bound” (planning to go to college) Americans “enroll” (begin a program) in a university in August or September, in the same year they graduate from high school. However, in recent years, more and more American teenagers are choosing to take a “gap year”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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One Response to “Podcasts This Week (July 19, 2010)”

  1. Kuong Do Says:

    I like the idea of Guide Dogs very much.