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Podcasts This Week (November 29, 2010)

ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 638 – Fire and Firefighters

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 “story” and “blaze.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about how “HAZMAT” or hazardous materials are handled in the U.S.
““Hazardous materials” (HAZMAT) are any substances that can harm people and the environment. They can be “chemical” (made from dangerous chemicals), “biological” (dangerous bacteria or viruses), “corrosive”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 270

Topics: Famous Americans:  Eleanor Roosevelt; Renaissance fairs; admit versus confess; mix versus blend; chick flick

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about the song “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles.
“In this episode of English Cafe, we talked about one famous Eleanor:  Eleanor Roosevelt.  Another well-known Eleanor is a “fictional” (not real) one: Eleanor Rigby.  “Eleanor Rigby.” was a Beatles song released in 1966 written by…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 639 – Ordering Soups and Salads

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 “soup” and “stew.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about popular “Soups and Salads Named After Famous People.”
“Some soups and salads are “named after” (given the name of something else as an honor) the person who created them or the place where they were created. For example, the Cobb salad is named after Robert Howard Cobb…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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13 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (November 29, 2010)”

  1. Peter Says:

    And , Eslpod is not gushing hear. The claim is 100 person valid.the written version is every thing you hear word by word ,and on the top of that punctuating
    Every word coming out of Jeff. I don’t why Eslpod don’t add it.
    I mean the Written portion corresponds 100 percent to audio part + punctuation.
    Technically specking,the Punctuation segment of Learning guid is the most important part.

  2. Peter Says:

    It goes without saying and it is obvious that Eslpod is amazing

  3. Peter Says:

    I personally believe , Eslpod out does itself at Learning guide department.
    I mean linguistically, nothing out there upstages Eslpod , but The Learning guid.

  4. Peter Says:

    U can’t believe the latest statistic news folks that I m gonna share with you.
    Statistically, Toronto has been rated the most miserable city across Canda.
    The happiest one is a small town off Coubec city.

  5. Peter Says:

    Learning Guide rules!!!

  6. Peter Says:

    Dear Jeff,
    Why joint is called 420
    I came across this number ,more often than not , on lots of article and published real-life cop stories
    Finally ,I did a kind of research for it.
    420 means joint
    But, I m wondering why this number?

  7. Peter Says:

    Thanks Eslpod,
    I just finished reading the latest of the Learning guide on the firefighter deal.
    On the what-else-does-it mean you explain that blaze of glory means success.
    Coincidentaly , Bon Jovie has a song named ” Blaze of Glory”
    Funny thing is , I have listened to this song growing up and never ever occurred to me that blaze of glory is an idiom. Initially , I was under the impression that blaze of glory means a bright light that is beautiful.
    How off I was
    Thanks Eslpod for puting this right
    It is my favorite song
    Indeed ,The learningguide is the gingerbread of Eslpod:)))
    Eslpod ,
    You know what i mean. not too shabby ,hah.I mean it is funny
    So ,May don’t take the gilt off the gingerbread:)))

  8. emiliano Says:

    THANK YOU so much Lucy, yesterday night I was amazed listening to you in the English Cafe 261 and I knew nothing a
    bout your excellent debut ?, sorry, sorry once and again.
    It´s difficult to say the impresion a book could produce to a reader and you told us yours perfectly well till the
    point I have The Road already in my kindle.
    Of course it´ll be the next book I´m going to read, once I finish the one I´m reading now.

    Thank you so much again, and please forgive me, I was asking you for a lecture in some English Cafe and
    you have done it already…….

    I have read some Peter´s posts refering to The Road movie but nothing about your reading, please Peter
    we need you to inform us about nearly everything, you are a support here in the blog.

    Usually I listen to the PodCast several times, but not the laters and pick up some of the new choosing the subjects, and
    of course I didn´t come across the Lucy´s about The Road, my fault.

    Please Lucy, do it more frequently if our dear Jeff let you so, what I am sure he´ll do.

    Hi Betty, our dear teacher has done it before we request her, ja, ja, she is smarter.

    All the best.
    emiliano

  9. Peter Says:

    I m at class bored out of my mind.
    What is with you guys
    The prof is lecturing about prism and prismatic aeefect that is some permeable lenses capable of doing sth
    However, it is not the point , the point is that another year is coming to end.so, let’s turn a new leaf and sing up for The learning guide. Let’s put this at the top of our agendas in order to keep Eslpod alive for the year to come.

  10. Peter Says:

    Hi my dear friend Emiliano
    I watche the movie ,it is nothing compare to the book.
    Honest ,I read the book way before when it is published. I didn’t like it , but I didn’t mention it.
    Honest,I said I didn’t read it because I didn’t want to say something against Lucy’s thoughts on the whole thing.so,I decide to clam up.
    Normally, the pic version of a book is not as good as the book itself. It is the case for Harry potter ,twilight,angles and Dimdns ,and so on
    I read all these books and I watch the pictures made of those books. It is pretty much I do.
    And ,in my view movie versions don’t come anywhere close to the books themselves.
    Unlike Lucy,
    I didn’t like both the book , and the movie of it . Hope ,Lucy is not mad
    Well,There is no account for test.
    Emiliano , thanks for the kind word
    But,I m not a support here man,
    I m just like to interact here with you guys
    And ,adopt a kind of standard writing style by reading my friends and my prof notes.
    That is all there is to it
    I don’t see it in myself to be a support here bro
    In all honesty,I don’t have it in me
    Basically,I am a movie goer and enjoy reading books just in English and looking up new words and commit to my memory new expressions
    So ,as you know Eslpod is a focused combination of all that I used to search for in books and movies.it is not easy to wrentch all these out of a native speaker. They don’t have the patience for it, If they know all these that I highly doubt it.
    So, I am simply here to gain a set of skill.the skills that my life depends on it in this English-speaking city.
    Evetyday, I must go out there and battle in some other language,English,totally different with the language that I m moulded in.
    In this fierce battle the key to survive Is to bear an acceptable Working English command otherwise u would be teared into pieces nice and easy my friend.
    It is different when you live a language. Totally different
    Skills on it

  11. David Dai Says:

    Heartfelt hanks to Eslpod from China!
    This is the first time that I go in this good English learning program by chance. It is great that there should be such a program for us learners!
    I have learned English for about 20 years,but I always feel that I have not really been an English speaker and learner. Maybe it is because I have neither an English-speaking Environment or a good method. Can I get your kind suggestions on how to promote my listening and speaking abilities.

  12. Peter Says:

    A warm welcome to you David ,
    Pluging in Eslpod Is a venture that u never regret.
    I plugged in back in 2007-2008 , and way before me Emiliano joined the gang,I believe he has the seniority here.
    take it from me fellow , if you are out there in dire need of putting on an acceptable high quality set of English skills. Eslpod is your haven bro.

  13. emiliano Says:

    As Peter said I give you my welcome David, I´m agree with him this is the best site you may find in the web to learn English and what is better
    to understand and speak it without too much effort.
    keep on listening one day and another and after some time you could see your progress.
    Like you I have been several years fighting with the English till I found ESL Podcast, now I feel myself as a king because I understand all the songs
    that I never could, also talking and understanding whichever thing I never coud.

    The Blog is like a big family all around the world where we can write about the topics that Lucy, Warren or Jeff suggest or even about our own life whenever we like, I do it as a rule

    To all friends that may contribute to support the ESL I always recomend, like Peter, to suscribe “The ESL Guides”
    as they are incredible good to fulfil the teaching and help to make possible this wonderful site.

    Welcome and regards David.
    emiliano