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Podcasts This Week (December 12, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 746 – Traveling Over the Holidays

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 “at all costs” and “to think (something) out.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Airport Lounges” in American airports.
“An ‘airport lounge’ is a special room or ‘suite’ (group of rooms) in an airport that only certain people have access to. Most lounges are owned by the airlines, and ‘frequent fliers’…”  – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 324

Topics:  Stephen Foster and his songs; “ish” suffix; California casual; “If it be your will”

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Horseracing and the Daily Racing Form.”
“The song ‘Camptown Races’ mentioned in this English Cafe has long been ‘associated’ (connected) with horseracing. In fact, some racetracks’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 747 – Visiting a Ranch

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 look the part” and “bit.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Cowgirls in the Old West.”
“When people think about the ‘Old West’ (the lifestyle in the Western United States in the late 1800s), they often ‘picture’ (imagine; see images in their mind of) cowboys, but cowgirls…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

7 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (December 12, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Guys
    You teach English the way it is meant to be.
    And Lucy
    Wow!!
    The latest you have done on the blog totally did it for me.
    You ,and your ways Lucy

    You write English the way it is meant to be.
    Kudos on that.

    I m right in the middle of my final Exams

    I will catch up with you later

    Thanks ,

  2. Betty Says:

    Hi Peter,

    Good Luck to your exams.

    I know you are very hard working and you deserve very success.

    Best Regards

    Betty

  3. Betty Says:

    Sorry, Peter, I mean, you deserve every success.

  4. emiliano Says:

    Good luck Peter,
    sure you deserve a good qualification.

    emiliano

  5. Myo ko ko Says:

    Lucy,
    I cannot speak for all of your listeners,
    but it is so vivid that whatever topics you’ve come up with here, they enjoy them.
    I’m telling you, what your listeners need is a podcast with your script and Jeff’s clear explanations. Right Peter? :P

    Lucy,
    As you may already know, my country is not an English speaking one.
    But you know, here in Myanmar, we have this weird grammar structure that we always use to praise something that we find very useful, that we like so much. It goes like this,

    “Lucy, even other English teaching podcasts out there that are BETTER than your ESL podcasts CANNOT be as GOOD as yours.”

    Strange enough…huh?
    Thanks for your new podcasts.

  6. emiliano Says:

    Here in Spain, today 12rd of December we celebrate St. Lucia´s day, so in the name of Cuca and my own
    Congratulations Dear Lucy as today is your Saint Feast.

    Have a nice day with your friends and family and share also
    a pice of cake with a sweet cup of wine with your fellows of the ESL team.

    We send you Lucy all our best wishes.

    cuca and emiliano

  7. emiliano Says:

    Sorry Lucy,
    today 13rd of December is St. Lucy´s day, so again have a very nice day
    dear teacher and forgive my sleepy mind at this our of the morning.