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Podcasts This Week (October 24, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 732 – Preferring Different Work Styles

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 clash” and “to pool.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Collaboration Between Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan and the Vanderbilts.”
“Many people know that Thomas Edison “invented” (created something for the first time) the first “practical” (able to be used in real life) “light bulb” (the round, glass ball that produces light when screwed into the base of a lamp). But that is only part of the story…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 317

Topics: Movie:  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Detroit and the Rust Belt; to knead versus to mash; the infinitive versus gerund form of a verb (to look for versus looking for); bona fide

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Smith – The Most Common Last Name in the U.S.”
““Smith” is a very common last name in the United States.  In fact, it is the most common last name in the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Australia, and second most common in Canada…”  – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 733 – Voting in an Election

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 “race” and “to read up on.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Voter Eligibility.”
“Voter “eligibility” (determinations of who has the right to vote) is determined through a combination of “federal” (national) and state laws…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (October 24, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Thanks for the new episodes
    Eslpod you are the pinnacle of awesome! :)

  2. Myo ko ko Says:

    Well, Lucy,
    I’ve heard of this language “Pig Latin.”
    And I also learned that it is a secret language used by native English speakers.
    I’m not sure if one of you uses it or whether it is still in use among native speakers or used in your US.
    Anyway, to jazz things up, let you me send my “Thank You” message through it? Well, here it goes:

    O-say uch-may anks-thay Ucy-lay or-fay our-yay ew-nay ods-pay.
    Ou-yay all-ay ave-hay always-ay ocked-ray y-may orld-way!

    Sort of exciting! ….. Emm?
    Oh ya! I almost forget, Lucy,
    You don’t ask me to read aloud that “Pig Latin” to you. Because I can’t! :)

  3. Peter Says:

    Jeff’s teaching technique has given the program a global audience and the ability to touches the life many with all the sincerity ,and integrity.
    Thanks Eslpod and above all Jeff for orchestrating such intercity so methodically.