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Podcasts This Week (June 13, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 694 – Going to the Emergency Room

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 “stitch” and “critical.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “How to Get Treated in an Emergency Room.”
“Emergency rooms are designed to provide “immediate” (very quick and responsive) treatment for “life-threatening” (risking death) injuries and illnesses, such as “heart attacks” (a condition where one’s heart stops beating) and “severe” (very serious and dangerous) car accidents…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 298

Topics: Famous Americans: Jesse Owens; National Science Foundation; plea versus appeal versus petition; somewhat versus somehow; Is that all?

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Sponsoring Athletes.”
“Being a top athlete requires a lot of work and “determination” (having a firm purpose and not stopping until one reaches a goal).  “Devoting” (giving completely) one’s time to “train” (learn and practice) and the costs of playing some sports require that…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 695 – Being Late for an Event

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 settle for” and “very.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Etiquette for Arriving Late to a Performance.”
“In the United States, “punctuality” (one’s ability to arrive to places on time as expected) is very important in most situations. “Arriving late” (coming later than expected) is generally considered to be “rude” (impolite) and disrespectful…”
– READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (June 13, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    There is no one left in my court ,it a whisper of misery.

  2. Peter Says:

    Jeff ,
    There are still a lot you didn’t talk about yet
    Last night ,I was driving pass the skid row,and it occurred to me
    You never talk about it
    All crack addicts and so on
    Nice topic to discuss

  3. Betty Says:

    Thank you so much, Emiliano, I picked up a very good word from your message to Øyvor.

    The word ‘imperceptible’ is a new word for me. The English dictionary explains it as ‘ So subtle, slight, or gradual as to be barely perceptible’.

    When I used the language tool in ‘google.com.hk’ website to find out the Chinese meaning of it, the Chinese translation of this word is even more beautiful – they used a ‘four character idiom’ to explain this word.

    I really like this word.

    Thanks again
    Betty