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Podcasts This Week (February 13, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 764 – Being Unsure and Unready

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 “bug” and “at best.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Tap Dancing.”
“In today’s episode, “tap dancing” referred to the act of moving or speaking quickly, especially to distract or mislead someone. But “tap dancing” is also a style of dance where the dancers wear…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 

Topics:  Movie: Star Wars; the Security and Exchange Commission; shame versus pity; reading numbers aloud; to be left cold

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Star Tours.”
“If you are a Star Wars fan and “can’t get enough” (want more) of the movies, you might want to visit Disneyland.  In 1987, George Lucas established a…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 765 – Annulling a Marriage

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 “of (one’s) own free will” and “on (some) grounds.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Celebrity Annulments.”
“Celebrities” (famous athletes, musicians, actors, etc.) have a “reputation” (the way someone is known or thought of) for entering very short marriages that end in divorce or annulment”… - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

10 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (February 13, 2012)”

  1. Huyen Says:

    thanks to ESL Podcast, my English is better. I am happy to be a member of ESL

  2. Peter Says:

    Coffee it is,
    Betty,
    You are just being modest.
    You are the best among us.
    And,please stop playing the old lady card ,it doesn’t work.
    I love to see the wonderful women who is the inspiration on this blog.
    I will take you up on that.

    See ya,

  3. Peter Says:

    By the way,
    Dear Betty,
    A rule of thumb says : the way you write reflects the way you talk. So, don’t go around and say you can’t speak in English as well.

    You beat me to it ,hands down

    Yours

    The bonehead:)

  4. Myo ko ko Says:

    Check out this week’s podcasts!
    Of which, #765 interests me and then gets and wins my attention! :P
    Lucy,
    Celebrities have a reputation for entering very short marriages that end in divorce or annulment….???

    Well, as far as I know, it’s always one of their living styles.
    By that, I’m not insulting all celebrities as a whole.
    There are also a great deal of “good” ones in the art world out there!
    I just mean, as you’ve said above, they just have a reputation for it. ;)

    Lucy,
    Speaking of marriage, BTW
    I remember reading a few days ago your listeners wrote in their comments asking whether you are a single or double.
    In fact, me too, don’t know this mystery! ;)

    Well, for those listeners who want to know it,
    there is an episode #303,
    Pay attention to the very end of that episode.
    At there, Jeff reveals the fact. ;)
    If Jeff WASN’T PULLING OUR LEGS on that podcast, you all will get to know the answer that you ever want to know. :P

    Thanks Jeff and Lucy for your new podcasts
    and of course for letting me shoot the breeze here. ;)

  5. Myo ko ko Says:

    Come on,
    Huyen, my friend,
    You’re warmly welcome!
    keep it up!

  6. Myo ko ko Says:

    Jeff
    now I’m downloading your podcasts, #301 through #400
    Yeah, with the help of software Flashget to get yours in a flash.
    But the connection here is “ups and downs” !! more “downs” ! ;)
    Still trying!!
    I get half of work done now.

  7. Myo ko ko Says:

    Just killing the time here,
    When the new year 2012 set in,
    I mapped out to listen to your podcasts #301 through #400,
    along with keeping up with your new ones.
    kind of New year’s resolution.
    Hope mine was not made to be broken! ;)

  8. Myo ko ko Says:

    Bye for today, Jeff and Lucy,
    I’ve download #301 through #364.
    Wow…
    this amount is a great work done for me!
    See you the next day soon.

  9. Tania Says:

    Hi! It is snowing, and snowing, and snowing.
    Have you ever seen a snow layer of 4 or 5 meters?

  10. Tania Says:

    Hi!
    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
    Hoping you all will find your true love.

    Tania