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Podcasts This Week (April 18, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 678 – Reporting Damaged Luggage

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 “handle” and “to blow off.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Damaged or Lost Luggage.”
“If your luggage or the “contents” (the things that were kept inside) are damaged by an airline, it is important to “notify” (officially let someone know) the airline right away…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 290

Topics:  Charles Manson and the Tate murders; air marshals; to reach versus to arrive; to go off; to be out of (one’s) league

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Criminal Justice System.”
“Would you like to work as an air marshal or a police officer?  If you do, you could be working in important parts of the criminal justice system. The term “criminal justice” refers to all parts of the system that ‘ensures'”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 679 – Getting a Makeover

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 let (oneself) go” and “look.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Popular Makeover Shows.”
“Many people are “fascinated” (very interested in) by makeover TV shows where they can see before and after “shots” (photographs) or “footage”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

One Response to “Podcasts This Week (April 18, 2011)”

  1. Silvia Says:

    Thank YOU for this great job ! I’m enjoying your classes and improving my listening.
    I like the way you explain each expresion, each phrasal verb. Very detailed.

    Do continue this way !
    Silvia from Argentina