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Podcasts This Week (February 20, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 766 – Describing Shapes and Sizes

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “conservative” and “odd.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Home Makeover TV Shows.”
“In recent years, “home makeover” (the process of dramatically changing the appearance of a house) shows have become increasingly popular on television. One of the better-known shows…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 334

Topics: Grand Teton National Park; Famous Songs: “She’ll be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”; congratulations versus thanks versus kudos; literally; to take the time

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Plains Indian Sign Language.”
“It may surprise you to know that in North America, there are “approximately” (not exactly, but close to) 300 “indigenous” languages spoken. The word “indigenous” means…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 767 – Taking Care of Your Teeth

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “drill” and “gum.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “How to Become a Dentist.”
“According to the “Bureau of Labor Statistics” (part of the U.S. Department of Labor), people who want to become a dentist need to have at least two years of…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

4 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (February 20, 2012)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Guys,
    This weekened is a long weekened here in Canada.
    Monday is “Family Day.”
    The weather is gorgeous
    Given the weather condition, everybody is out of town.
    I couldn’t go anywhere since I have a midterm coming up this coming Tusday.
    I have been cramming in since Friday.
    The city is like a ghost town.
    Most people have gone to NiagraFalls
    I Supposed this long weekend is one those rare occasions during the year that being a family man pays.
    Being a student sucks.
    Oh
    By the way
    I took a glance at your post Betty.
    DOgs and cats are not capable of comprehending the prime emotions you mentioned on your post.you know that ,don’t you?
    I have been around them long enough that I can assure you that they are incapable of showing such high emotions.have you ever seen a dog cry.

    They eat ,sleep ,and poo
    It is pretty much what they do.
    Definitely a dog never feels intimidated by a cat simply because it (a dog) got struck a couple of times with a cat ,growin up.
    They just don’t get along by nature. They are programmed that way. They are programmed to be arch-enemy ,arch-nemesis if you will.

    They are not able to analyze the primal emotions. They have just some hightened senses.
    Like hearing in dogs. What sense is heightened in cats ? I can’t think of anything.
    Plus,they are definitely have no inkling what the hell the act of harmony is. :)))
    Sometimes happen that a dog is docile,that is all.plase do come out and make a derma out of it.:)
    You know some people keep them in a pen ,corral if you will , as their livestock.so , they are equivalent in rank with hen,rooster ,pig and so on ,but a boot more famouse. :)))
    I don’t hate them
    But , I believe, they were born by some inferior set ,fixed qualities that never hone over the course of their lives.
    By the way , by the time the inflicted poppy grows up ,the cat will have been too old to be scary. :))

    Peace out

  2. Peter Says:

    By the way i like playful shaggy dogs.

  3. Myo ko ko Says:

    Lucy, here we have a joke about using English adjectives.
    As you know, every adjective has three level of degrees.
    Pick out “easy” for example,
    It has three states, if I will,
    “easy” , “easier”, “easiest”.
    Here we’re joking with this adjective “good.”
    Back in my school days, if one of our English teachers asked us in the class that what words are three degrees of this adjective, “good,”
    we would give him a loud shout: “yeah teacher, they are “good”, “gooder,” and “goodest.”
    After that answer, there would be a laughter across the whole class, with everybody smiling! It was amusing.

    Lucy, now would you mind me if I say that your scripts are the goodest of the goodest in this world? ;)
    Thank you for your this week’s podcasts.

  4. Zltko Says:

    Myo Ko ko.. its nice.. there is still someobdy who appreciate this stuffs.