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Podcasts This Week (February 28, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 664 – Preparing a Video Resume

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 “outside” and “stand-in.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Video Resumes.”
“Some people think video resumes are the “hot” (exciting and interesting) new way to apply for jobs. Unfortunately, many employers disagree and actually strongly dislike receiving video resumes…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 283

Topics:  The FBI; Famous Americans: Margaret Mead; to splash versus to spray versus to sprinkle; hearing; to be of

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Gang Busters and G-Men.”
Gang Busters first went “on the air” (began broadcasting) in 1935 and the “producer” (a person whose job is to make or produce a show) worked closely with J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBI, to create this show…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 665 – Types of Sandwiches

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 hit the spot” and “to settle for.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Popular Foods Similar to Sandwiches.”
“In addition to the sandwiches described in today’s podcast, you can find many other common foods that are made by putting something between two pieces of bread. Although these foods are similar to sandwiches, most Americans don’t think of them that way…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (February 28, 2011)”

  1. Betty Says:

    Yea, it is warm again; it is time for gardening again.

    I decided to search this website using the word ‘garden’, and I found two episodes: 1. 2008-10-24 – ESL Podcast 419 – Planting a Garden; and 2. 2010-11-26 – ESL Podcast 637 – Planting Flowers and Trees.

    My brain was injected by the sweet smells of flowers and grasses as soon as I heard Lucy read the line ‘Smell that fresh air’ in Podcast 419.

    I could imagine myself standing in the middle of the back garden of my house, smelling that fresh air.

    I wish I can step into a time machine which will transport me back to my own gardens in England.

    I also wish I can have a robotic lawnmower to cut all the grasses for me. Not that I don’t like mowing the lawns myself, but I really want a useful new toy.

    These two episodes are really useful to me. Apart from needing green thumbs (In England they use the expression ‘green fingers’), we need to know all the special words and terms in order to make people understand us.

    It seemed to me that Jeff does not know too much about gardening, because he says in the podcast 637: ‘At least that’s what I think happens – I’m not a gardener!’, and also, at the end he says: ‘From Los Angeles, California, I’m Jeff McQuillan. I have no idea what I just said or what it means! Thank you for listening’.

    I did not know anything about gardening before me and my husband bought a house in England. After we bought a house with front and back gardens, we needed to look after the gardens and all the plants in them.

    At first we hired a gardener to help. It was not ideal because a gardener could only stay for a short time, we still needed to know how to look after the plants after the gardener had gone home.

    The next thing I did was to watch a lot of gardening programmes on TV and bought lots of gardening books.

    One of my favourite Broadcaster/gardener/writers is Alan Titchmarsh, all gardeners in England know about him. Another series of gardening books I like reading is the ‘Expert Guides’ under Dr David Gerald Hessayon, a British author and botanist of Cypriot descent.

    Now I know a bit more about gardening and it is one of the most useful things I have learned in my life.

  2. Myo ko ko Says:

    Oops! I don’t encounter any downloading problems, may be because I’m downloading from Asia!
    But I can’t comment on the “Sever Problem” because my computer doesn’t load the page correctly, maybe it is due to “slow connection here, in my location’.
    So I comment here . Thanks I’ve downloaded this week’s Podcasts. Bye.

  3. Peter Says:

    Wassup chuck:)
    What is new guys
    I have been away for a bit
    Make me abreast:)
    No new post yet
    I know spring time make everybody feels sluggish.
    I guess there is something in the air
    I m tight with my midterms but feel lazy to study
    World is rejuvinating aging,and life is refreshing