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Podcasts This Week (February 7, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 658 – Judging a Contest

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 “contest” and “scale.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the “Publisher Clearing House Sweepstakes.”
“Publishers Clearing House is a “direct marketing company” (a company that sells other companies’ products and services to individuals) that sells “discounted” (offered at a lower-than-usual price) magazine subscriptions…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 280

Topics: American Presidents – Richard Nixon; few versus little; off-the-grid; on-the-spot

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 “Haldeman, Erlichman, Mitchell, and Dean” by The Creep
“The Watergate scandal was a major historical event and it’s no surprise that at the time, it was on everyone’s minds, including songwriters.  In 1973, a “novelty” (not to be take seriously; comic) song…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 659 – Finding Love on Valentine’s Day

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 “sentimental” and “attached.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “How Children Celebrate Valentine’s Day in School.”
“Young “elementary school” (usually first through sixth grade, or 6-11 years old) students are encouraged to exchange Valentine’s Day cards. These are small cards, usually pink or red…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

4 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (February 7, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Give it up to Eslpod for the quality lessons of this coming week:))

  2. Peter Says:

    We are not defined by money,yet money defines us.
    Our past makes what we are made of today ,and tomorrow is jusy the residual bitterness of what we makes up today!!!

  3. Peter Says:

    Guys ,
    A while ago
    I had a question that what Alpha male means
    Honest I asked it because I know you can’t find these kind of terms in sic
    No response yet
    So I decide to jump in and explain the term
    It means a man who takes the lead and stand up for himself. The leader of the pack nit a follower.
    It is an awfully common term
    There are a significant numbers of these terms in this language that are ridiculously common!!!!!!
    I m just saying, it would have been great if some hard-to-come by terms had been discussed at this one of a kind linguistic center
    Peace out
    Love

  4. emiliano Says:

    Hi Peter, here there are some
    Alpha meanings:

    (Especially of animals) having the highest rank of its sex in a dominance hierarchy: the alpha female or male.
    —–

    Being the most prominent, talented, or aggressive person in a group: the alpha male of investment bankers.

    —–
    alpha al·pha (?l’f?)
    noun
    Symbol ? The first letter of the Greek alphabet.

    The first one in a series; the beginning.

    In Nature groups its usual that there is a male or a female Alpha which is the one all the group respect and all the
    members of the group are dominated by the alpha male or female.
    ——-

    Now here at home my cat thinks that the alpha is emiliano, just because I gives him the food and take care of him
    every moment.
    Also because I give him all the orders to have a good behaviour.
    Cuca doesn´t order him nothing as she has better character than me, so to the cat I am the Alpha……
    at least once in the time i´m alpha at home…….nice.

    Animals are more simple and easy that persons.

    Just a pleasure dear Peter, sorry I didn´t see your question before.

    emiliano