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Podcasts This Week (December 19, 2011)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 748 – Writing a Letter of Inquiry

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 enclose” and “consideration.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “What Personnel Officers Do.”
“A personnel officer is a ‘human resources’ (related to staffing an organization or business) ‘generalist’ (someone who knows a little bit about many things, but is not an expert in one particular area). Most personnel officers are ‘tasked with’…”  - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 325
Topics:  Movie - Bonnie and Clyde; Community Supported Agriculture (CSA); to cut (someone) loose versus to set (someone) free versus unrestrained; adjectives versus “who” phrases; words used to describe computer touch screens

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Vertical Farming.”
“People don’t generally think of farming when they think of cities, or ‘urban’ areas. They think of a lot of buildings and a lot of people. But what if you could farm within buildings?…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 749 – Getting Standard Medical Test Results

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 “physical” and “range.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about what typically occurs when you see a doctor for a “Standard Physical.”
“Doctors check many things during an annual physical, depending on a patient’s ‘health history’ (records of what kinds of medical problems a person has had in the past). But all ‘standard’ (typical; common) physicals begin with…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

12 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (December 19, 2011)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Fellow citizens of Eslpod:)

    Let’s wrap up this year with extending our gratitude to Eslpod team.

    Eslpod team , I thank every each of you.

    Great job ,in 2011.
    My heart goes out to you.

    You are my personal heros.

  2. Peter Says:

    I went to a Jack and Jill party last night.
    It was fun , I bought a 25 dollars worth of wine to contribute to the fond raising for the Wedding of my friend.
    You know ,he has a big heart ,but very small wallet:)

    How ever , it was a good start for the whole series of fun activity I have planned to do for the holiday season.

    Thanks Agian

  3. Peter Says:

    As we gather with friends and family during the holiday season, we must try to count our blessings as they come in many shapes and forms.

    Guys
    The aforementioned greeting message Is from my friend who is in the EFL group (English as a first language:))))

    She is not as huge as Lucy or Jeff,but she is huge enough.( she asked me to clarify that I mean huge figuratively not by the size of her bum:))))))))

    Trying to be funny
    After all,I m the Eslpod clown:)

  4. Øyvor Says:

    Dear ESLPOD team and all members!

    Happy Christmas everyone! I`m looking forward to a new year with your lessons and blog writing!
    Greetings from a snowy, wonderful village in Norway..counting my blessings Peter;)

  5. Peter Says:

    All I m trying here is to leave everybody a positive note for the new year.

  6. Myo ko ko Says:

    Lucy,
    I’ve come down with a cold today.
    Thus, I’m not going to spent time that much in this Internet Cafe’ here today.
    Now I’m just writing here to let you know that I’ve logged into your site.
    As always (Isn’t it?! ;) ), so much thanks for your new pods.
    You’ve got that right! The time to Christmas day is counting down.
    I wish all of you and all of ESL friends here a happy time even though I don’t feel quite very well today. ;)

  7. Betty Says:

    Hi Myo Ko Ko

    Sorry to hear that you were not well.

    Hope that you are better when you read this message.

    ESLPOD.com is like air and water to you and many of us who rely on it to learn more and better English every day. When you are ill, you need to stay in bed. Instead, you went to the Internet Café to visiting ESLPOD.com.

    Some students play truant if they do not like the school or the teachers. This is not going to happen to us here. On the contrary, we go to school even when we are allowed to take a sick leave.

    It is quite costly to use internet café in Hong Kong. Is it cheap to use Internet café in Myanmar?

    I hope you will get internet access at home soon.

    Please take care and get better quickly

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas Holiday and Happy and Properous New Year of 2010.

    Betty

  8. Betty Says:

    Sorry, Error in my post above:

    “Instead, you went to the Internet Café to visiting ESLPOD.com”.
    Should read as: “Instead, you went to the Internet Café to visit ESLPOD.com”.

  9. Peter Says:

    Christmass is coming so are in laws:)))))
    How about that.
    Sometimes being single is a wish that not everybody can have:))
    No in laws for me:)))
    Still ,playing the field.:)
    After all, it is the only thing I m good at.
    I m trained for nothing :)

  10. Mohammad Says:

    Dear Jef, Dear Lucy
    Thanks for all the effort u do in this great website, u should really be proud of urself. Thank u, thank u, thank u.
    Mohammad from Persia(Iran)

  11. Barbara Says:

    Time flies quickly like arrow, it is one year since I’ve listened to ESLPOD.

    Maybe listening & reading are better than writing & speaking.

    Improving writing & speaking are my next goal.

    Thanks ESLPOD team help me to build up my English.

    Please give a answer about “what different between boot and booty”–thank Jeff advises to ask.

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon!!

    Have a nice weekend!! (’cause I don’t celebrate Christmas)

  12. emiliano Says:

    Hi Barbara,

    nice to have you here, welcome to the blog.

    Examples:

    “the booty of a war”
    Booty =
    spoil taken from an enemy in war; plunder; pillage.
    something that is seized by violence and robbery.
    any prize or gain.

    Boot….(a lot of meanings) =
    A covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg.
    Any shoe or outer foot covering reaching to the ankle.
    An overshoe, especially one of rubber or other waterproof material.
    An instrument of torture for the leg, consisting of a kind of vise extending from
    the knee to the ankle, tightened around the leg by means of screws.

    My best Barbara, I have look to a good English Dictionary
    that is always at my hand.
    It helps me always to write or read which ever moment I have some doubt.