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Podcasts This Week (January 3, 2011)

Do you want to improve your English in 2011?

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 648 – Working on Commission

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 coast” and “cap.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Types of Professionals Who Commonly Work on Commission.”
“Many salespeople work on commissions. This is because the “payment arrangement” (the way people are paid) “aligns” (makes things work together in the same direction or for the same purpose) the interests of the company and…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 275

Topics:  American Presidents:  George Washington; SeaWorld; power versus force; The Hurt Locker and Inglorious Basterds; How bad can it get?

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The White House Press Secretary and White House Briefings.”
“The media—newspapers, news magazines, television and radio news, and Internet news websites—are an important part of a democracy.  The media or press is expected to act as a “watchdog” of the government…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 649 – Disliking a Sibling’s Boyfriend/Girlfriend

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 “clingy” and “to count.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Famous American Sibling Rivalries.”
“American literature, television, and movies “are filled with” (have many) “sibling rivalries” (tense relationships between brothers and sisters). For example, one popular television show, The Simpsons…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

9 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (January 3, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Happy 2011!
    The best of everything for you guys.
    Jeff,Lucy ,Warren, and all the Eslpod crew. Thanks for all the extra mile you went to pass us something of value. Hope this year you continue the good deed.

  2. Peter Says:

    In Toronto, today is stat holiday. Hails city is running , and the other half still have the holiday season in their system. They will snap out of tomorrow.
    Another year started already, hope every body is off to a good start this year. But for a Vanilla boy like me, every year is just as ordinary as me:(

  3. Peter Says:

    Another year started, before you know it this year ends too. Mark my word.

  4. Peter Says:

    U can’t believe it ,I m burning the midnight oil studying English. That is how I crazy about this language. Get that crazy, befor u know it , the language get into ur system:)

  5. mocha Says:

    Hello everyone here. I began with ESLPOD.com just from first day of the year ( 1/1/2011). And I found that these lessons are very good and I’m happy to begin with it. that is my first time to write here, so it will be very short words.
    next time , it will be longer , sure with ESLPOD I can do it.
    have a good day and happy new year 2011

  6. Peter Says:

    Mocha,I am very excited about you. I have been around at Eslpod center long enough that I can be an assuring voice for what you are trying to achieve here. You are in good hands bro. And more importantly, you are about to save tons of dollars you are supposed to spend on English text books to get a hang of this language. This program is meant to walk us through all the terms and expresions which are commonplace and current in English language.
    Basically, we interact with one another on this very blog. We put down our thoughts on what our dear profs: Jeff,Lucy,and Warren post on this blog. My friend ,you are most welcome to contribute ,and we will be happy to see more of you on this very page.
    Truth to be told , I don’t have the highest seniority here . Emiliano does!
    My guess is, he has the highest seniority here since he has been with this program since its inception about 5 and a half years ago
    That is pretty much the gist bro
    Believe you me, it will be shaping up to be one of your high skill set. Just stick around ,and you will see.
    Happy 2011 bro

  7. Peter Says:

    Very excited for u
    Sorry I can’t see the whole thing
    The display is too small ,and I am flat broke. The minute I rake it in.
    Buying a laptop would be the fist task on my priority list:)
    Until then just bear with me
    Thanks pals

  8. Mocha Says:

    hi Peter , nice to meet you here
    thanks for your interesting reply for me
    you are encourage me more than my encouraging to myself
    sure , I’ll show up again at this blog
    thank you Peter again

  9. emiliano Says:

    Mocha, I suscribe every word of Peter in the sense of this is the best site you may find in the Web to learn English, but also to
    have lot of fun with every one of the lessons and English Cafes that our dear teachers Lucy and Jeff give to us.
    The learning guides are a treasure to improve even more the lessons, and they are necessary to support the ESL Pod Cast.
    Peter said it perfectly well and clear when he talks about saving tons of dollars when you get the guides instead of other
    texts books that gives you nothing.
    I know it by my long experience fighting against the English Language, expending tons of dollars….

    The Blog is like home, yes to me is my site where I can find friends, and their opinions.
    Every one of the Warren, Lucy and Jeff´s Post are a good topic to begin a contreversy about it or about nearly
    whichever thing you like to tell us.

    Your are really welcome.
    emiliano