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Podcasts This Week (November 21, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 740 – Corporate Gift-Giving

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 “junior” and “to stick to.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Advice for Giving Corporate Gifts.”
“Many companies give gifts to their “clients” (customers) and “vendors” (suppliers) to maintain a good business relationship, show “appreciation” (gratitude and respect), and thank…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 321

Topics: Ask an American: National Jukebox; using “to” with to give and to send; a dime a dozen and other money idioms; complimenting doctors and nurses

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Jukeboxes.”
“The first jukeboxes were created in the 1890s, and were able to play only one song. In the late 1920s, technology improved so that the jukeboxes were able to…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 741 – Playing in a Tournament

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 “title” and “clash.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Tournaments.”
“In this episode, we discussed two types of tournaments: double-elimination tournaments and round-robin tournaments. But there are several other common types in U.S. sports…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

6 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (November 21, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    I m totally psyched to listen to Jeff’s detailed explanation on terms and expresions.And, can’t wait to lay eyes on the lasest of Lucy’s script’s series.

    Go Eslpod ,go!!!

    Cheers people

  2. Myo ko ko Says:

    Well,
    Although saying “Thank You” to someone is not my middle name, as all of you know,
    I always try my best to say it to the ESL Podcast Team every time I see this announcement.
    So, here it goes……

    SO MUCH THANKS, ALL OF YOU!!!

    But do you know that mine is Cadillac of “Thank You(s)” that you can ever think of? Believe me, true story! :D
    By the way,
    It’s been long time that I’m used to guessing some expressions that Jeff might use at the end of each podcast to thank Lucy for her scripts.
    For instance,
    Listening to #735, I guessed a phrase “the middle name.”
    I got that right,
    Jeff used that term at the end of the pod to praise Lucy, as you know, like this:
    “Script writing is Dr. Lucy Tse’s middle name ……..
    Yeah, sometimes I missed and sometimes I got that right!
    sort of interesting…huh?
    Bye for now

  3. Peter Says:

    My friend Myo
    Is the least we can do.

    Way to go my friend

    Keep up the good work

    Cheers

  4. maryam Says:

    Thanks a million jeff…

  5. maryam Says:

    dear peter, i like your language use, you are native speaker I guess,

    the way you comment is very cool, good job man, keep on writing:)

  6. Øyvor Says:

    Hi=)

    Reading about these juceboxes was amazing..sweet memories=) I remember the feeling..
    and I`m sometimes missing the “good old days”! Elvis and Tom Jones was the most popular
    I guess=) And there were not only the juceboxes, but all these tiny special cafes..and we
    were so young..”Love was in the air”=)

    Thanks!