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Podcasts This Week (April 25, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 680 – Recognizing an Unsung Hero

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 fool” and “to be sunk.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Employee Recognition Programs.”
“Companies often try to improve employee “morale” (the way a group of people feel) and “motivate” (encourage someone to do something) them by having employee recognition programs for employees who are doing their job very well…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 291

Topics:  Ask an American: Artists as ambassadors; log versus timber versus lumber; tag questions; to bump into (someone/something)

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Shepard Fairey and the Hope Poster Controversy.”
“In 2008, an artist named Shepard Fairey created a “poster” (a large piece of paper with images and/or words hung on a wall) with an image of “then-presidential candidate” (a person who was running for election as president at that time) Barack Obama…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 681 – Disagreeing about Religion

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 bait (someone” and “faith.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Religions in the United States.”
“The United States was the first country to not have an official “state-sponsored” (supported by the state) religion. The First “Amendment” (official change) to the U.S. “Constitution” (the most powerful law in the country) is part of the…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

13 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (April 25, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Friendship never ends
    Hi my face-book mates:)
    Finally we had a waft of spring-like temperature down here.
    Torontonians got all springy yesterday.
    Alas ,it was just a short glimpse of happiness:)   
    Today ,again the dismal ,gloomy weather is challenging our every bit.
    Be well and prosper,

  2. Peter Says:

    The last one is the best
    I always have this discussion about religions sometimes I fall short discussing it with native-speakers.
    Thanks plenty Jeff
    Next time
    I over power them
    Won’t come short
    Finally,I got through all my final exams.
    Now ,I have time to catch up
    It is sad that I didn’t have time to upgrade my Listening ,writing,speaking skills with constant listening to
    My significant others: Jeff,Lucy,and Warren
    Time to expand my vocabulary reading Lucy’s canon.
    Time to get down to business.
    I m back baby.
    Blog mates ,do not rub it in my nose please:),I know you are more fluent than me now
    But,I will catch up:)

  3. Peter Says:

    By the guys,
    During this harsh period that I wan on a rough patch.
    I wouldn’t abounden Eslpod fully. I would come prowling from time to time reading the posts and comments.
    I was on the prowl not because I m a shady wiered person ,I was on the prowl simply because I was pressed for time.
    Don’t take me for a prowler ,I am not!!!!
    Now ,I am happy that I am prancing around.:)))
    I know you are saying,”Jeez, him again!!”

  4. Peter Says:

    Chief,s
    Hope ,I didn’t overstep my bounds here
    It is you page doc
    Just Came to me so I jet it down here
    I’m totally obsessed with English language
    I guess ,it is trrning to a compulsive disorders
    It is a way of satisfying my own twisted pathology :)))

  5. Peter Says:

    Life is a dance live it gracefully

  6. Peter Says:

    I had this life-changing epiphany last night.
    I am a pathological people pleaser
    But ,I m through with that
    I always twist myself into knots to het approval of everynody around
    And always suffer accordingly.

  7. Peter Says:

    Bro
    I always enjoy your pockets of expert knowledge on different areas and more importantly your generacity to share them at no charge.
    Chief,
    You are the best

  8. Peter Says:

    Chief
    I just got my mark. I got A minues on the literature course I took this semester
    It is huge . Jeff,u know what I m talking about
    My hoghest mark in literature courses was Cplus

    It is a generic course
    It is mandatory for every student ,no matter if you are native or non-native you ate supposed to take 1 or 2 literature courses in universities or community colleges here in North America
    No matter ,what you are majoring in, u must take them
    As one of your general courses that here tgey are reffered to as generic courses.
    It is mandatory
    I took literature two this semester and I got A minuse
    Thanks to Eslpod team
    I took one literature course back in 2004 in another university I ended up with C minuse
    It was before my affiliation with Eslpod:)))
    It is huge ,
    It is almost impossible to get As in literature courses
    Even native-speaker can’t get As. Literature courses are so damn difficult. You must bicker with shakespear:)))))
    I was a runner-up though
    There is another student who is British he got A plus
    I came second
    Thanks
    Chief,
    Thanks
    Warren
    And thanks
    Lucy’s transcripts
    I lone a lot from them
    I ended up getting A minuse
    It was my dream to get B in one literature course.
    Interestingly enough, I quit studying grammar as soon as I joined Eslpod
    Back then in 2004 ,I was literally a walking grammar book, yet I would get C plus tops in every English class.
    Jeff,
    The method you have set forth work like a charm.
    I singed up for toefel exam to test my English proficiency
    I won’t study though
    Just go through Ur material once or twice then sit for the test. Just to test myself.
    Back in 2003 I failed toefel two times. My mark was very low.
    Back them I was totally intimidated by toefle exam
    I wan overcome the fear.
    And ISL would be next.
    Thanks plenty that nothing in this world comes for free, expect for Eslpod.

  9. Javad Says:

    dearest Dr.Jeff Hi
    today is the 226th birthday of John James Audubon and i coincidentally hear your English cafe 284 … so nice and interesting … thank you

  10. Peter Says:

    You love somebody with all your heart for all the right reasons.
    In a moment,they can choose to walk away
    You love them anyway
    Today,the warmest words saw mr off to the world.
    A gesture of affection
    An admission to something real

  11. Peter Says:

    Jeff , thanks plenty
    I have always used the term ticker-tape parade without knowing the origin of it
    It came to me as a weired term
    Now that I listiened to you,I know
    Thanks
    Was very good

  12. Betty Says:

    Hi Peter, Many Congratulations to you. Very Well Done on achieving a A minus on your literature course.

    I should take a leaf from your book and work hard on improving my English by using ESLPOD.com only. I can throw away all the other English books now.

    You see, I seldom mention to our teachers here which word I learn from their episodes or from their blog articles, but every single time I pick up new words and new phrases.

    Previously I could not be bothered to understand what the English Channels radio or TV were talking about. Now I start to understand what they are talking about. Like you, I benefit a lot from ESLPOD.com.

    Very happy for you. You are a model student of ESLPOD.com.

  13. Betty Says:

    I would like to express my sincere thanks to Jeff and Lucy for making me understand that I should consider myself an agnostic instead of an atheist.

    I learned about the word atheist long ago, I did not know the word ‘agnostic’ until now.

    The ESL Podcast 681 – ‘Disagreeing about Religion’ explained the difference between the two very clearly.

    I think it is better not to deny the possibility that some superpowers do exist, but it is not necessary what we describe in any one of the religion that we know of.

    I am very happy. A new word a day, keeps the doctor away.