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Podcasts This Week (October 11, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 624 – Advantages and Disadvantages in Life

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 make (someone) sick” and “to get a break.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Servants Working in Wealthy Homes.”
“Most American families do not have “servants” (people who work in their homes on a regular basis), but some “wealthy” (rich) families have “household help” to “maintain” (continue the operations of) their large homes…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 263

Topics:  American Cities: Albuquerque; Survivor Reality TV Show; yet; differentiation versus distinction; so near and yet so far

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Amusement Rides Based on TV Shows.”
“In this English Cafe, we talked about the popular TV show Survivor.  If you are a “fan” (someone who likes something very much), your Survivor experience does not need to end with the TV show.  You can actually go on an amusement ride based on the show…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 625 – Being Famous and Anonymous

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 “getup” and “plastered.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the well-known expression “15 Minutes of Fame.”
“Andy Warhol was a very famous American painter, “illustrator” (one who draws pictures to go with text or words), filmmaker, and author. In 1968, he once said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” That phrase “inspired”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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One Response to “Podcasts This Week (October 11, 2010)”

  1. Aécio Flávio Perim Says:

    Hello teachers and friends
    I have been absent from this page for a couple of days and I have felt missing so much. Speaking of wisdom is a good subject, yet when I remember my grandfather, that old man with white beard on his face, a big mustache, blue eyes, an Italian immigrated. He used to give me good advices; hand his tools and work hard all day long, chopping tree trunks, hoeing the ground, raking leaves, carrying loads from one place to another. Like my grandmother, he used to go to bed early and wake up early too, at the dawn, with the sun still hidden behind the mountain. It’s a pity he is gone! Good moments that never come back again.
    My excuses if I have made you remember your grandparents.
    Aecio from Brazil