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Podcasts This Week (October 31, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 734 – Believing in Scary Things

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “one’s own doing” and “cross.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “How Adults Celebrate Halloween.”
“Children usually “go trick-or-treating” (knock on doors to ask for candy) on Halloween, but many adults like to celebrate the holiday, too. Many people have “costume parties”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 318

Topics: Famous Americans:  Warren Buffet; The Chicken Soup book series; few versus little; only so many; to be due

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Four Marx Brothers and Duck Soup.”
“The Marx Brothers were an American “comedy” (entertainment to make us laugh) team originally from New York City. Between 1900 and 1950, they made 13 films…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 735 – Getting a Visa to Travel

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 “to shape up.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Visas for Temporary Visitors.”
“There are many types of “non-immigrant” (not intended to live in the United States permanently) visas for people who want to visit the United States for a short period of time…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

4 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (October 31, 2011)”

  1. Myo ko ko Says:

    Hi there,
    What’s with the gloom and doom today? :D

    Well, correct me if I’m wrong,
    Jeff always tries “to thank” Lucy whenever he concludes in each podcasts.
    Why?
    Well, it’s because he “really thanks” Lucy for her scripts!

    Likewise, I also try “to thank” ESL Podcast Team whenever I see these “Podcasts This Week” announcements.
    Why?
    Well, it’s because I “really thank” the Team for their new podcasts!
    So much thanks indeed. ;)

  2. Myo ko ko Says:

    Yup, Lucy,
    Answering some questions on the blog sometimes seems to be far more effective than they’re addressed in the audio files.
    Sometimes it is far more effective in the Pods of course.
    But, Lucy,
    Please, you don’t forget that we, the listeners, are also very raring to read your posts about “current affairs” that come into your mind.
    With best wishes,

  3. Øyvor Says:

    I was looking forward to this lesson..and I was right, it was about this Halloween celebration..
    Hahaha..what a scary laughter Jeff..!! And that comment about your past girlfriend made me laugh out load and I wasn`t able to consentrate about the rest of it..have to listen it over again..
    Your wonderful lessons and scripts are always interesting and funny, so I`m very grateful to all of you!

  4. Peter Says:

    The Population bomb exploded with the loudest bang ever,this morning at 7 Am locally:).the irony is it happened exactly on Halloween day which is today:)
    The Earth has officially housed 7000000000 people,people:)(I mean folks)
    The earth encroachment :)( good one,funny,my coinage,just made up)has raised some concerned. But, let’s cool off a bit.
    Dear folks in U.S.
    What is with the freak October Storm?
    It is totally unseasonal.
    Folks,
    A furiously strong storm has rampaged a part of U.S and has damaged houses ,has knocked down trees ,and on top of that has induced power outage in the religion.
    The storm has hit NewYork and some other cities.
    Hope there hasn’t been any casualties.
    Don’t panic guys
    Our folks in L.A. Are ok. No storm over there
    I didn’t mean to be the berear of sad tidings. I just reported today’s flash news.

    Be well and prosper ,