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Podcasts This Week (January 9, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 754 – Being in a Flood

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 “soaked” and “go ahead.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Biggest U.S. Floods.”
“Most people are “familiar with” (have seen) images from the “horrific” (terrible; awful) flooding caused in and around New Orleans, Louisiana by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But there have been many other large…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 328

Topics:  The Scopes Trial; American Cities: Aspen and Vail, Colorado; The City of New York versus New York City; verge versus brink; to compliment versus to complement

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Play Inherit the Wind.”
“In 1955, two “playwrights” (authors of plays), Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee “debuted” (showed for the first time) a play called Inherit the Wind.  This play was a “parable”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 755 – Rejecting Newer Technology

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 act up” and “spring.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Classic Video Games.”
“Pong is one of the “classic” (traditional; one of the first of something and still admired) video games. Released in 1972, it was based on a tennis game…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

7 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (January 9, 2012)”

  1. Peter Says:

    awesom !!!
    I have always wanted to know more about flooding and the terms associated with it.
    You know what,
    Top brasses in Eslpod all water walkers.
    But,Jeff is an ocean walker:)

    The lesson about flooding hits the spot for me.

  2. Peter Says:

    Betty ,
    I agree with you
    Learning guide is great
    I used to be a memember of the cult:))
    But ,not anymore
    U know, I m student right now
    I have had to cut down on some luxuries like paying for stuff :)))
    But, in a jiff ,I will be back on the top of game.
    A good job is fetemtimg for me right down the wire :)

  3. Myo ko ko Says:

    Listen, Lucy,
    A one-year-old ESL podcast listener speaking. (writing of course!) ;)
    As you know, Lucy, now It’s been a year and three months I am with all of you here.
    But you know there are so many many of your podcasts left for me to listen to.
    If I reckon all podcasts I’ve listened up to now,
    Well, #1 thourgh #100 (But #2 to #11 not included)
    #401 through #752 (see? I’m keeping up with you as you go!)

    English Cafes?
    yeah, I have this list,

    EC
    : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 **
    10 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 **
    20 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 :
    50 :

    203 :
    229 :
    230 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 :
    240 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 **
    250 : 1 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 :
    260 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 **
    270 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 **
    280 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 **
    290 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 **
    300 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 :
    310 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 7 : 8 : 9
    320 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 7 :

    The missing numbers are those Cafes I need to download and listen to.

    From above lists, you see,
    I’ve listened to much more ESLPod episodes rather than English Cafes.
    This does not necessarily mean I don’t like EC. It’s just a matter of time. I like both formats (EC & ESLPod ).
    And both really boost my English skills.
    Now I’m downloading more of your EC podcasts.

    Phew, it isn’t that easy for me to download your podcasts.
    In any case, you all teachers (Jeff, Warren and Lucy) have played a great, important role in my journey of learning English.
    Believe you me!! ;)

  4. Peter Says:

    Cool Myo
    You keep record.
    You know,I went through the entire package Like 10 times,yet feel the need to start all over again.
    A word to the wise,
    You know what I do,
    As I m listening to Jeff ,I record every sentence structure or term I need to improve myself on.
    I mean I hear a term that I don’t know ,I put it down.
    Basically ,it is what I do ,
    Before I start listen to Jeff, for every lesson I put the entery number of the lesson. For example for english cafe 26 ,I put EC 26
    So ,later on I can return to then.
    That way ,I managed to collect a very valuable collection of sentence structures and most common terms.
    It is a very practical approach.
    I have them all my IPone,and my email.
    Do it ,and you thank me later.
    Myo,I see that you are very interested in learning English.
    You are doing great my friend.
    I always read your comment and bettween you and me, you sometimes come up with some terms I sing know. So I squire them among the lessons I record.
    I have the best of both world to learn the language my profs and my classmate.
    Keep up the good work.
    P.S. I never let new terms and expressions deflect:) my focus off the most important part which is sentence structures.
    Words never gave me the ability to talk ,but sentence structure.in my book,words come in handy when I intent to decorate the bare sentence structures’ Base

    Be well

  5. Peter Says:

    10 days into the new year ,how are you doing with all the resolutions:)
    Hope you are not off-track yet :)
    I my self totally off track
    I broke all my resolutions already ,but I always English-learning related resultion up until the last day.
    Guys , seems like we all have a default resuloution every year-that is,listen to Jeff and comment on the blog :)
    That resuloution we all keep well:)

  6. Nour S. Says:

    Hello Guys,
    I am Nour S. form Iraq! I have an interminable story with learning English. When I was accepted at the University, my Eng. was junk! Bit after 3 months I became on the students that they very were getting A+ straightforwardly. After this dramatic enhancement, my colleagues were asking me about what I am doing after university. I told them about what I was practicing, then all students in my group were fighting about A+. Nevertheless, the instructor gave me the proactive student among all Uni. students. It was a golden time in my academic life. So, I hope everybody, everywhere utilize Jeff and Lucy listening podcast. They are taking your breath away when they teaching you! Finally, I would love to share my great feelings with this forum’s students and to thank all whose taught me even one word in this crucial website.

    Kind Regards,

    Nour S.

  7. Betty Says:

    “Put away that Commodore 64 computer you’re using long enough to listen to this episode on new technology”.

    This is interesting. I think I actually used a Commodore 64 before. It cost me a lot of money in the 1980’s, but I was a very proud owner of the lovely computer.

    “Computer” in Chinese translate into “Electronic Brain”. If we can use an electronic brain, we must be very advanced human being.

    I used to learn now to write simple computer programmes and then send it to the computer room in the university where they will give us a batch of punch cards which was done according to the programmes we wrote.

    After my formal education, when I started working, I could not even make good use of the computers in the office because I had not learned how to use the special software. I could only use the programmes that the university used but they obviously use different programmes in the work office.

    Thanks again Jeff & Lucy. This episode about “Rejecting Newer Technology” seemed very simple. Many phrasal verbs which I actually did not know until now. It also has corrected my wrong pronunciation of the word “obsolete”. I used to pronounce it as “obsolet”.

    Because I don’t know the proper pronunciation of many words, when I listened to people speaking proper English, I had to think of the words that they were using and thus slowed down my listening skill. :(