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Podcasts This Week (September 27, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 620 – Making Quick and Slow Decisions

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 “rash” and “to work out.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about what kind of permission you need to sell things in the U.S. and how to apply for a “Seller’s Permit.”
“In many parts of the United States, anyone who sells “merchandise” (products), “vehicles” (cars; trucks), or other “property” (things that can be owned) must have a “seller’s permit,” or permission from the government to sell things. The seller can apply for…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 261

Topics:  Yelp; Book Review: The Road; advocate versus lawyer versus attorney; any; salmon and count/mass nouns

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about the movie Apocalypse Now.
“The apocalypse is a popular “theme” (subject) for books and film. In 1979, a film called Apocalypse Now “came out” (was released).  This film, however, was not about the destruction of the world.  It was about the Vietnam War of the 1970s…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 621 – Picking a Fight

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 take (something) outside” and “on (one/someone).”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “How American Bars Handle Drunk and Disorderly People.”
“When people “have too much to drink” (become drunk from drinking too much alcohol), they often become aggressive and violent, causing bar “brawls” (fights). Bars have many “policies”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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2 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (September 27, 2010)”

  1. kuongdv Says:

    Hi ESL Podcasts. I have just returned with much more energy!

  2. emiliano Says:

    Podcast 620 has to be very interesting as by my side I am always doing quick decisions, by the other side I think that my dear teachers always do the right lessons and the best choices for our good interest.
    Thank you Jeff and Lucy you are wise.