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Podcasts This Week (August 23, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 610 – Preparing to Travel

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 suspend” and “to water.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Services for Travelers.”
“Americans often travel for “pleasure” (vacation) or “business” (work), leaving their home “vacant” (empty; without people staying in a place) for days, weeks, or even months “at a time” (at once). Fortunately, many services are available to help these people “maintain”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 256

Topics: Ask an American – Chocolate; dispute versus disagreement versus conflict; using “times” in comparing amounts; use of infinitive “to” phrases as adjective, adverb, or noun

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a popular children’s book that was written in 1964 by a British author named Roald Dahl. In the book, a man named Willy Wonka owns a large chocolate factory and is very “secretive” (does not give others information)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 611 – Having an Overbearing Father

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 “grown” and “to live by.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Level of Freedom U.S. Teenagers Have.”
“Most American teenagers have “significant” (a lot of) “freedom” (the ability to do what one wants) to choose how they spend their time, and with whom. Although the “level” (amount) of freedom “varies” (is different) among families…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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One Response to “Podcasts This Week (August 23, 2010)”

  1. emiliano Says:

    Overbearing father?

    Ja, Ja, that´s me Jeff, sure I am that figure to my daughters.

    It would be a very interesting and didactic Podcast, that´s for sure.

    Well, now my younger daughter Laura is in Copenhagen, far away from her overbearing father emiliano.
    At least for six months.

    Thank you Jeff / Lucy / ESL team and best regards.