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Podcasts This Week (August 16, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 608 – Formatting Text

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 “shading” and “bullet.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Fonts.”
“Most “word processing programs” (software programs that allow users to create and format documents, like Microsoft Word and WordPerfect) have “dozens” (groups of 12) or even hundreds of “fonts” (styles of letters) “installed” (included in a computer program). These fonts can be divided into three categories:…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 255

Topics:  Famous Authors: Laura Ingalls Wilder; college secret societies; no one versus nobody versus anybody; Do you feel as though…?; rent versus lease

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Farmers’ Almanac.”
“In the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder, it was very helpful for farmers to have information that would help them grow crops.  If you were a farmer and you were lucky, you would have access to a copy of the Farmers’ Almanac…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 609 – Types of Cars and Vehicles

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 “just about” and “to seat.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Trends in Car Buying.”
“SUVs and other large cars were very popular among American “consumers” (buyers; shoppers) in the 1990s and early 2000s. Most people believed that SUVs were safer, because they had a larger, “sturdier” (stronger) “frame”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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4 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (August 16, 2010)”

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim Says:

    Dear Jeff and Lucy
    Today is a beautiful Sunday, furthermore with eslpod on the air with new things. In my regards, you have the best program for teaching a good English. When you die you will have a corner beside the angels in Heaven.
    Aecio, from Brazil

  2. Kuong Do Says:

    I totally agree with Aecio. I really appreciate work of Dr. Jeff and Dr. Lucy.
    Kuong Do Van, from Hanoi, Vietnam.

  3. Cesar Gimenez Says:

    gracias

  4. gregorex Says:

    I’m just watching The Simpsons, episode “Mobile Homer” and I think Mary needs RV (Recreational vehicle) ;-)