Podcasts This Week (March 28, 2011)

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ESL Podcast 672 – Asking for More Time

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 “slight” and “snag.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Time Zones in the U.S.”
“Excluding “territories” (areas of land that are parts of the United States, but are not states), the United States has six “time zones” (vertical geographic areas that experience the same time)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 287

Topics:  Famous Authors – Edgar Allen Poe; women’s colleges; business versus commerce versus trade; thank goodness; to be keen on (something or something)

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about the mysterious “Poe Toaster.”
“Every year on January 19, Edgar Allen Poe’s birthday, a “mysterious” (being secret or strange) person visits his “grave” (place in the ground where a dead person is buried).  This person is dressed in black with a “wide-brimmed hat”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 673 – Walking or Running as Exercise

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 break (something) in” and “to stretch.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Walkathons.”
“A “walkathon” is a “fundraiser” (an event designed to collect money for a particular organization or purpose) where many people walk along a certain “route” (path)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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14 Responses to Podcasts This Week (March 28, 2011)

  1. Sergio Fabbri says:

    Dear Drs. Lucy and Jeff, here in Italy yesterday night started the “summer time”… Then, now it’s ten minutes to six p.m. and not one hour earlier. I told you that in case you would to add in your map Italy as well! How long is still your sunday… By the way, it’s really very nice to connect the ESL website and find out a new podcast. It’s like… someone had told you: have a good day! I already read it and later I’m going to study it: a spiritual exercise of mine in my 55… Hear to you soon.

  2. Peter says:

    Hi guys,
    Last night I went to a jack and Jill party . While there, I realized Jeff never mentioned it .
    Perhaps, they don’t have it down there.
    Jeff do u have it
    It is cultural ,in a way
    It is a kind of revenue generating party
    Let’s ask Jeff to talk more about it

  3. Peter says:

    I started lisitening to Jeff again.
    I know ,I missed out a lot and that I have a back log to deal with.no worries though ; I will catch up
    I am back baby,

  4. Peter says:

    Tenacity builds success.
    Be constant and steady on listening to Jeff is the key

  5. Peter says:

    Could u imagine ,
    I was in the party and I was checking if Jeff explain the whole thing
    I carry my iPod and iPhone with me like always
    So, i m Jeff accessible :)))
    It was an outdoor thing out in the subrub
    Typically ,jack and Jill party is a big gathering and it is held outdoor and out of city.
    It is very festive,
    I m wondering why Jeff never mentioned that
    It is not a big deal ,but good to know
    It was my Thirth time attending to this type of festivity.
    We have it ,so ,chances are The USA do it to

  6. Peter says:

    We suffer ,we work hard for the occasional flash of joy.
    The question is: is it worth it?
    If it is not,so ,alas that we have been laboring in vein.

  7. Peter says:

    Against the grain should be a way of life

  8. Peter says:

    You are wicked
    I am listening to u and you are sth

  9. Peter says:

    What is the difference between bloopers and Outtakes then?

  10. Peter says:

    Guess what,
    Finally I figured what baseball is all about. It is two hours of staring and 3 minutes of action.
    Boy, this sport is dead boring.
    It couldn’t get any more boring!!!
    Seeing through it is an effort.
    Jeff you should go out with my girlfriend she loves baseball.
    Guys ,what we don’t do to pleas our girls.
    We are slave that way.

  11. Peter says:

    Sitting through it

  12. Peter says:

    A harsh truth:
    Trinkets and treasures buried beneath the lonely sands of time.
    It is sad,
    But it is what time does
    Yet ,time is in love with some people; they never get tarnished,never look old.

  13. Peter says:

    To the heart and mind ignorance is kind(some saying)

  14. Peter says:

    Why do we say:for example, 10 bucks says we win
    10 bucks say we win

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