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Podcasts This Week (January 17, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 652 – Outdoor Advertising

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 it away” and “blanket.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the “JumboTron.”
“JumboTrons are used to provide entertainment. For example, during some games, a video camera records images of the “crowd” (the people who have gathered to watch the game) and plays them on the JumboTron “in real time”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 277

Topics:  Famous Americans: John Dewey; the X Games; phrases used to talk about people’s jobs; for the lack of; be that as it may

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd.
“One very influential rock group that “took on” (addressed; confronted) education was Pink Floyd, a band that was most popular in the 1970’s.  In 1979, the group released a “rock opera” called The Wall…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 653 – Reading Product Reviews

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 read up on (something)” and “value.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about finding the right price for a used car with the “Kelley Blue Book.”
“When Americans buy and sell cars, they often “refer to” (look for information in) the “Kelley Blue Book” to “set” (establish; create) the selling price. The Kelley Blue Book is a company, book, and website…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (January 17, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Hi Eslpod,
    Just so you know, the temperature dropped to – 17 with no windchill, I just walk passed by a family bears ,Mom,Dad,and their cubs:)
    Cold alert has been on( in effect) for three successive days and continues to be that way for one more day or two.
    That is all there is to it.
    Now ,Eslpod rub my nose to it please:)
    Rub it right on my face ,and tell me about white sand,and deep blue water:)

  2. Betty Says:

    Please take care, Peter, walking in the icy cold weather like that, and with bears!!!!

    Are they polar bears?

    I should have visited Canada long ago, just something prevented me so far.

    I will definitely visit Canada one day, I am sure.

  3. Peter Says:

    I don’t know if I cry because roses have thorns ,or rejoice because thorns have roses.
    Hi folks,
    Are you off to a good start this year ,or like you unfortunate enough that nothing goes your way.
    Probably ,I m dealing with a karma here, probably in my past life I was a dictators or corrupt individual.
    And,now,it is way of God getting back at me.