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Podcasts This Week (August 8, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 710 – Doubting One’s Language Use

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 give (something) a shot” and “form.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Idioms Related to Monkeys.”
“Modern American English has many idioms and sayings that seem to refer to monkeys. Today’s dialogue used, “monkeys will fly out of my butt,” but there are other monkey-related phrases that are even more common…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 306

Topics: Ask an American: Health effects of city living; how do you say versus what do you call; résumé; to be over someone versus to be all over someone

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Dystopian Films.”
“Many people “dream” (think hopefully; wish for) about “utopia,” or a society where everyone is happy and there is no war, fighting, or sadness. Other people focus on “dystopia”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 711 – A Difficult Place to Find

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 make a pass” and “stretch.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Hearst Castle.”
“Hearst Castle is a “mansion” (a large home for very rich people) on the California “coast” (land next to the ocean). Its construction began in 1919 and lasted almost 30 years. It was built for William Randolph Hearst…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

6 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (August 8, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Eslpod is not a right but a privilage

    Hope, no member of the listeners here on Eslpod is prudent :))))
    I am looking forward to all the this week lessons
    Every week ,I learn one term or two
    Indeed,Eslpod makes my lousy days as productive as it can get.
    Needless to say,
    I have had the luxury(privilege) of learning one term or two every single week for a period of 4 years
    Jeff,I m ready for my Eslpod’s batchler degree
    Interestingly enough,I m listening to My favorite prof “Jeff”, as I comment.
    Keep in mind folks,
    The Eslpod is not a right but a privilege

  2. Peter Says:

    Indeed Lucy’s canon is a compulsive read.
    I study them over and over
    I m wondering who comes up with the material on Cafes

  3. Peter Says:

    Dear comrades,
    Take it from me,
    I m listening to the lesson on “take sth for granted” episod
    Commit to your memories every single words coming out of Jeff on the lesson
    The terms are ridiculously,awfully common place
    The term like:
    Make it work
    Slimeballs
    Could do worst
    And so on

  4. Peter Says:

    Honest,I some time try to entail my sentences with some common terms that ESLpod never mentioned. I m telling you guys , it is getting harder and harder
    And ,nowadays ,it is an uphill battle for me
    It is an attempt bound to fail(an attempt that is bound to fail)
    They have covered almost everything and more.
    And astounnining enough, they are still going
    Just ,look at Them go

  5. Peter Says:

    Dear Jeff
    Is “Freudian slip ” a common term?

  6. Bettina Says:

    It’s obvious that everybody can’t make the effort to become a member even if it isn’t expensive.
    Myself, I had to stop being a member for two long years. Every time I listened to the episodes and the English Café I felt sad without the complete transcript.
    Anyway, now I’m again a proud member! I hope, I’ll stay forever.
    May more listeners become a member and support Jeff and Lucy. I cross my fingers!
    Hard work deserves a reward. Doesn’t it?
    Jeff, Lucy and the rest of the team do an amazing job…
    Thanks a million for all you’re doing for us !