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Podcasts This Week (October 4, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 622 – Having Well- and Badly-Behaved Children

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 “handful” and “sweet.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the well-known nursery rhyme What Are Little Boys Made Of.
“One popular “nursery rhyme” (a short poem that is often said or sung to babies and young children) “dates back to” (was created in) the early 1800s. It is called What Are Little Boys Made Of…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 262

Topics: Famous authors:  Maya Angelou; Universal Studios; wise versus savvy versus clever; delicatessen; to end up versus to wind up

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about old theaters called “Nickelodeons.”
“Movie theaters today show “feature” (with one main topic or story) films, but that wasn’t always “the case” (the situation).  In the early 1900’s in the U.S., many people went to movie theaters called Nickelodeons for entertainment…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 623 – A Hit-and-Run Accident

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 off” and “to pull a fast one on (someone).”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Hit-and-Run Laws and Penalties.”
“Hit-and-run laws “vary” (are different) by state, but “in general” (normally), drivers who commit a hit-and-run are punished more “harshly” (more severely or strongly) than drivers who are simply involved in a “collision”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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2 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (October 4, 2010)”

  1. Peter Says:

    I had a hit and run accident just a while ago
    I was driving on the main road . All of a sudden ,out of no where, a speeding car came out of a side street and sideswiped me,and vanished into thin air( disappeared fast) .my car spun out of control and ran into a tree by the road. Probably ,I had my head hit somewhere because I went unconscious.when I came about ,a paramedic was asking if I knew where I was.Needless to say that my car was ridden off( out of repair,totally wreck ,there is no way you can repair the car)
    Luckily ,I had a two way insurance,and My Insurance covered the price of car fully
    But,it was a hassle, here, when y got into a hit and run accident ,by law, you must report it to a local collosion center within 48 hours after the mishap.pass 48 hours, you can’t claim on everything.you must go through a tone of paper works before you see the green. If you ask what is with all the bureaucray officialls simply say ” It is a part of producer,and that they couldn’t do anything about it.”

  2. lyuk Says:

    Hiya

    One month before, I’ve returned here on this page and I must say that very interesting articles (podcasts) and great work from both of you is there being presented.

    So long :-)

    Your listener