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Podcasts This Week (August 9, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 606 – Reading a Bus Schedule

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 “peak” and “board.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Etiquette on Public Transportation.”
“People who ride buses, trains, and subways in the United States should be aware of the expected “etiquette” (polite ways of behaving). Some of the rules of etiquette are written on the walls of the stops and vehicles…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 254

Topics: Famous Americans – Scott Joplin; American Cities: Memphis; picture versus image versus photo; a versus an

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Elvis and the Memphis Mafia.”
“Most people know who Elvis Presley was and are familiar with a few of his many hits songs. But how many people know about Elvis’ Memphis Mafia? At the age of 13, Elvis’ family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and Memphis became Elvis’ “adopted” (not original, but recognized now as) hometown…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 607 – Being Pestered on the Phone

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 “off the hook” and “to take (one’s) calls.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Common Telephone Service Features.”
“Telephone companies now offer many “optional” (can be chosen or rejected) “features” (special characteristics or services) beyond basic calling. As discussed in this episode, people can add voicemail and caller ID to their “phone line”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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6 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (August 9, 2010)”

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim Says:

    Dear Jef and dear Lucy
    Straight from Brazil, Aécio talking about the eslpodcast with Jeff and Lucy, lovely people teaching real English for those who want to improve their English skills. I have felt some improvement since I started studying through this type of teaching in distance. I would like to be present at the classes, body and soul, with all my senses in contact with the feeling of the class. Maybe one day it will happen, I hope. My dear teachers, All I wish is that you two have the blessings from God for these two people sent to Earth to make good things for us.
    Aecio

  2. Kuong Do Says:

    I was just stolen my cell phone when I got in the the bus in Hanoi, Vietnam. Many students in the city have been stolen their cell phones and other expensive stuffs, too. The government has not done anything to stop the stealers. If someone sees a stealer stealing the victim’s stuff and speak out, then he will get revenge so now no one want to face the criminals.

  3. emiliano Says:

    My daughter Laura was stolen in Barcelona from all her important belongings that she had in her purse.
    She had everything in her bag, cell phone, money, bank cards (visa, master, etc), identity card, keys……everything.
    And she needs her identity card to work over there, in Barcelona, as she was going to transmit the european´s athletic games
    by TV., the first week of August.
    When she went to the Police station to do a claim it seems for her she was in other country that Spain.
    It was told to her that it was impossible for her to have another identity card inmediately, she had to fulfil her claim in
    a language she didn´t understand anything despite she was in her country.
    At the end a nice heart felt some pity for the desperate girl who was there trying to obtain a document to proof her
    identity. She was nearly crying of fury and desolation, and this man did the appropriate to gave her the enough help
    to understand the papers and obtaining her identity document.
    Without this document she couldn´t get money from the bank or accrediting herself as a TV worker.
    The following day she could do her work at the tv. movil equipment, but with a very disagreeable feeling of being
    stollen in a place that it isn´t her country any more.
    To me all of this is so incredible that I can´t figure out what is happening now in this land before called Spain.
    Regards.

  4. emiliano Says:

    Thank you so much Jeff for the music of Mr. Scott Joplin in the E.Cafe 254, I have not idea that nearly all the music from “The Sting” could be composed by this man and yes I ever like the music so much that at the first moment I listen to it I could remember the film, and of course to Paul Newman and Robert Redford, so nice men……I would like to appear like one of them at that age…..ja, ja, ..an incredible good movie that I saw with Cuca when we were so young.
    Here in Spain the film had an incredible success and it was named as “El Golpe” , well it is possible I have seen it five or six times.
    Never tired of seen good movies.

    Thank you Jeff, I know your way of singing is incredible good, one of the best singers in the web, but also some good music could be occasionally a good idea.
    Too hot here but I know Russia is even worst now.
    My full support for Russian friends in these hard moments, I know they are having a bad time with hot and fires.
    Regards.

  5. Majid Vaghari Says:

    Thanks a lot Dr Jeff for your helps….
    BEST

  6. Majid Vaghari Says:

    Albert Einstein quote: do not be concerned for the future, when it will come soon …