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Podcasts This Week (September 26, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 724 – Being Impolite in Conversation

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 “perfectly” and “after.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Suggestions for Small Talk.”
“Sometimes it can be difficult to “strike up” (start) a conversation with people we don’t know well, but it is even more “awkward” (uncomfortable) to stand “in silence”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 313

Topics: Salem Witch Trials; National Endowment for the Arts; in fact versus as a matter of fact; even versus even though; to look at

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Blair Witch Project.”
The Blair Witch Project was a “horror” (scary; frightening) film released in 1999. It was a “small budget” (not expensive to make) film that was created using “amateur” (not professional) “footage” (sections of film)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 725 – Childhood Illnesses and Diseases

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 “record” and “mask.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Immunizations Required by Schools.”
“Most schools won’t allow children to “attend” (go to classes) unless their “shots” (immunizations) are “up to date” (having everything that is required). The United States does not have a “federal” (national) law on immunizations…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

4 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (September 26, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    You know what, the matterials peresenting us on this blog and Eslpod at large are awesome in every level, no argue there.
    But ,there is one thing that Iike a rude wawkening to me.
    Wait for it:)))
    here it comes,
    You know,every time, I starting to feel good about my English proficiency ,another words, abilities, bingo!!!!!! Jeff,Lucy,or Warren come up with a fantaticly done article that not bursts, but shatters my buble. The articles,scripts ,and above all audio lessons always come to me as a rude awakening. By that I mean, they are for me like wake up calls saying,” dude ,you have room for advancement. Don’t kid yourself. You are not good enough yet!”
    The Lucy’s post fessing up that she is a lousy cook,and warren’s lates post about “High Five” are good examples of them.
    Man,
    I feel like the beginning never ends and that I never go far!
    I m totally obsessed with Lucy’s latest post about her inadequate culinary skills.
    It is beautifully done!!!
    Thank dear blog,
    I just poured my heart out.

  2. Peter Says:

    Emiliano,
    Good thinking on your part,
    Your witty remark on High five is funny ,yet interesting!
    Now,that you mentioned it. I have no recollection of seeing girls do the gesture.
    See,
    Your remake is like Jeff’s witty remarks.
    I see the resemblance there.
    Seems like ,the trait has rubbed off on you:))
    Joking bro .
    But kudoes on the comment.
    Seriously, any body out there has seen the move among women.
    Warren, I guess , we should pick up your brain on that.
    Even your examples emphasize the fact that the gesture is not unisex.
    Any insight Warren!
    Please ,indulge us.

  3. Peter Says:

    Well,they say,” a journey of thousand miles begin with one step.”

    All my baby steps towards learning English may one day turn in to long strides:)

    At least ,I sleep well at night knowing I have a good mentor which is “the Ealpod.”

  4. Peter Says:

    Well,I Just woke up ,still groggy and disoriented(Lucy) :)
    Extracted from the episode where a newlywed woman has problems sleeping at night since her husband snore.
    Can’t recall the episod number.
    The reason I can direct you exactly to the source is merely because I read Lucy’s script first then I say my prayers before crawling under my Duvet-covered comforter( Lucy / bedding shopping):)
    Reading Lucy’s script ,or listening to our fantastic Podcaster “Jeff” is the main part of my every night’s sleeping ritual:)
    See ,I m a plagiarizer.