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Podcasts This Week (August 15, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 712 – Types of Business Entities

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 sue” and “interests.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Common Business Entity Abbreviations.”
“Business names contain many common “abbreviations” (shortened versions of a word). Sometimes they are “omitted” (left out), but other times they are said “aloud”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 307

Topics:  Famous Americans:  Booker T. Washington; things Americans believe are lucky; horribly versus terribly versus awfully; full tuition reimbursement; carbon copy

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Lady Luck and The Song “Luck Be a Lady.”
“When people talk about luck, they often mention “Lady Luck,” an “imaginary” (not real) woman who represents good and bad luck.  If Lady Luck is with you, you’re lucky; if she’s not…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 713 – Being Physically Strong

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 “built” and “suck it up.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Amateur Athletic Union.”
“The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the biggest “nonprofit” (an organization that does not try to make money; not a business) sports organizations in the United States. It “promotes” (encourages) “amateur”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

4 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (August 15, 2011)”

  1. indium Says:

    thank you so much. you really give me a big hand.

  2. Peter Says:

    Guys,
    Yesterday and Friday I went hoursriding
    There is a country site close to toronto that you can go horse back riding. It is a good 1 hour drive.
    You rent a hours there and go pony trekking
    I didn’t know the term ” pony trekking up untill yesterday
    It means horse riding in county side
    There was a sign on the road to here
    ” Pony trekking 90 kilometers”
    I don’t know if it a common term

  3. Myo Ko Ko Says:

    Oh Yeah!
    Another great ones!!, Mega & Giga thanks, Jeff and Lucy! :)

  4. Øyvor Says:

    Hi Jeff!
    Finally..some stuff from the countryside, good for us who don`t live in big cities=)
    I wonder ..these horse shoes which bring luck..at my old summer farm there were horseshoes
    facing up, now we have them over the door the opposite way.. !! Could this be a tradition, I mean,
    horseshoes bringing luck..the European brought to your native Minnesota and other states?
    Funny to read about the clover, which I found of lot of, usually I gave them to my sisters=), and
    I also know about the rabbit`s foot, that is, here in Norway it`s the hare`s foot. Way back(that is when I was young), I used it myself, but then it was to clean the huge “bøle”(made of wood for
    storing flour during wintertime.
    As for the “male cow” ..thanks for that funny explanation;)
    AND..for your wonderful topics ..as always!