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Podcasts This Week (July 26, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 602 – Calling for an Ambulance

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 black out” and “wound.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Emergency Medical Technicians.”
“In the United States, “EMTs” (“emergency medical technicians”) are “healthcare providers” (people who provide medical care) who help sick and injured people before they can get to a hospital…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 252

Topics:  Famous Authors: Raymond Chandler; the Pony Express; to be involved in versus to be involved with; to make sense; hard on its heels

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about the “Pinkerton National Detective Agency.”
“In books and movies, the private investigator is often “portrayed as” (given the image of) a romantic character, involved in solving mysteries.  In real life, private investigators, or P.I.’s, are professionals who do a “wide array” (many different kinds) of work…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 603 – Praising a Performance

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 “number” and “lead.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “How Audiences Express Appreciation.”
“When an audience enjoys a performance, it has many ways to “express” (show) its appreciation. Depending on the type of performance, it can be “rude” (not polite) or inappropriate to show appreciation during the performance…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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One Response to “Podcasts This Week (July 26, 2010)”

  1. Kuong Do Says:

    I like to become a private investigator (detective). I admire the character of Sherlock Holmes in the novel of the same name written by Conan Doyle.