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Podcasts This Week (October 18, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 626 – Wiring Money to Another Country

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 “wire” and “blank.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Getting the Best Currency Exchange Rates.”
“When traveling “overseas” (to another country), travelers want to get the best possible exchange rate to “make their money go as far as possible” (get the best value for their money). “Fluctuations” (changes) in the exchange rate…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 264

Topics:  On the Waterfront; Famous Songs:  “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”; bet versus wager versus gamble; U.S. versus U.S.A.; can’t help (doing something)

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Popular Drinking Games.”
“In the U.S., friends like to get together at bars or at parties to “socialize” (interact with friends or to make friends).  If they are college students or young adults, they sometimes like to play “drinking games,” games that involve drinking alcohol in some way…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 627 – Being Spontaneous or Well-Planned

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 play (something) by ear” and “active.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the famous author “Jack Kerouac and Spontaneous Prose.”
“Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was a well-known American author and poet. Many people call him the “father of” (the man who led) the Beat movement, which describes the work of a group of American writers…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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One Response to “Podcasts This Week (October 18, 2010)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Dear Jeff on the latest Eslpod u touches on the concept of autobiography ,and biography and how we can tell them aprt.
    Thanks,
    Kudous on the clear-cut differentiation.
    Listening to you, I remembered the word ” ghost writer” which is closely relevant to aforementioned words.

    Look it up
    My guess is Jeff coverd it in one of the previous episodes ,