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Podcasts This Week (February 6, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 762 – Eating a Family Dinner

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 “seconds” and “to round up.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Customs at Family Meals.”
“Traditionally, American families ate their meals together. However, in recent years, “hectic” (busy) schedules have led to fewer opportunities to share meals, and many families report…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 332

Topics: Famous Americans – Michael Jordan; the Quakers; tag questions; the derivation of “okay”; to learn versus to study

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Bonnet Fiction.”
“Romance novels “feature” (has as its main theme) love stories of many kinds.  One recent trend is to “set” (place) romance stories in Amish or other close-knit…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 763 – Dealing with an Apartment Super 

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 “super” and “to catch (someone).”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Working as a Building Super or Building Manager.”
“A building super is a “jack-of-all-trades” (a person who is fairly good at doing many different things, but not an expert in any area) who needs to know a little bit about…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

2 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (February 6, 2012)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Lesson number “763″
    Must be very practical.
    Every condo building and some town-house compounds across Canada managed by superintendent ,super if you will.
    They get one apartment usually ground floor for free and some salary in exchange for their rendition around the building.
    They take care of bits and pieces around the premises.
    They take care of dumpsters,they call in contractors for repairs and do on.
    In fact,They are the point of contact with all the contractors who do repairs and take care of inflicted damages around the building and in unites.
    They have a master key suitable for all the apartment doors in the building they are in charge for,in case of emergency.
    they sometimes are the medium through whitch the residences communicate their concerns with the management and board members.
    They are typically trained handy people,and have a good report with the dweller of the building they are hold acountable for.
    They are literally the Jake of all trades.
    Rental buildings like condo buildings have castadions ,although the word ,”custodian “is common more for school janitors than building supers.
    To sum up , commercial building( the term referring to not condo and rental buildings) have one or two janotors. For most cases couples ( spouses) take care of the building. They devy up the tasks. Guys usually do the leg work and ladies usually take care of the corresponding affairs.

    By for now

  2. mohmmad Says:

    really it’s great