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Podcasts This Week (April 9, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 780 – Being Sued

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 “rundown” and “to lay off.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the “LSAT.”
“The “LSAT” is the “Law School Admission Test,” or the “standardized exam” (a test taken by people in many different places and at many different times…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 341

Topics: Ask an American: Historic court case on gender equal rights; incident versus accident; to throw good money after bad; adding shm- before another word

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Gender-Bending Roles in Movies.”
“A “gender bender” is someone who “defies” (confronts; does the opposite of what is expected) “gender roles,” or expectations of how men and women should…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 781 – Filming a TV Show or Movie

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 “crew” and “production.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Famous Filming Locations.”
“Many American movies and TV shows are filmed in Hollywood, but there are a lot of “sites” (locations; places) across the country that are famous because…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

2 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (April 9, 2012)”

  1. emiliano Says:

    Hi Tania, here you have a lyric of some of
    the old folk songs of my youth.

    “Greendfields” is a very old song, may be from
    the country folk, this one is by The Brother Four
    that I love very much, you know that, when I was
    a young boy.
    Now I listening to it again, curious, I am coming
    againg to the youth?
    —————-
    Once there were green fields kissed by the sun
    Once there were valleys where rivers used to run
    Once there were blue skies with white clouds high above
    Once they were part of an everlasting love
    We were the lovers who strolled through green fields.

    Green fields are gone now, parched by the sun
    Gone from the valleys where rivers used to run
    Gone with the cold wind that swept into my heart
    Gone with the lovers who let their dreams depart
    Where are the green fields that we used to roam.

    I’ll never know what made you run away
    How can I keep searching when dark clouds hide the day
    I only know there’s nothing here for me
    Nothing in this wide world, left for me to see

    Still I’ll keep on waiting until you return
    I’ll keep on waiting until the day you learn
    You can’t be happy while your heart’s on the roam
    You can’t be happy until you bring it home
    Home to the green fields and me once again.
    ————
    Jeff, I do not know if I could put it here, if not
    please delete it.
    The song is in youtube for everybody who like
    to enjoy it.

    emiliano

  2. Betty Says:

    I have listened to the song ‘Greenfields’ by ‘Brothers Four’ just now.

    Actually I have listened to it a few times to satisfy myself.

    Thank you very much indeed, Emiliano and Tania, you both care so much for every one of us here in this blog.

    This song also had been part of my youth. I was very little when the song was first released; and I certainly did not hear it until I was slightly older than a toddler. And I must have listened to this song hundreds if not thousands of times before. I loved the melody and I always pretended I was ‘singing’ the song. In fact I could not hear the lyrics – I mean, I did not know any English to be able to sing the song.

    When I listened to the song this morning, I realized it was the first time in my entire life that I could hear the contents of the song. I felt great.

    Thank you again, Emiliano and Tania, Kudos to you both.

    Betty :)