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Podcasts This Week (May 14, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 790 – Giving Birth to Twins

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 “twins” and “litter.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Trends in Giving Birth.”
“Many babies are born in the United States every day. Most are born in hospitals, where they are “monitored” (watched over) and cared for by team of doctors and nurses…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 346

Topics: Ask an American – Innovation; pain versus sorrow versus woe; manhood; to be over someone versus to be all over someone

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Dot Com Movies.”
“The movie “industry” (business) has “taken notice of” (given attention to) the quick “rise” (rise in popularity) of Internet-based businesses in the past 20 to 30 years…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 791 – Taking Photographs

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 “still” and “candid.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the “Invention of the Modern Instant Camera.”
“Today, most Americans use “digital cameras,” cameras that allow the user to save pictures to his or her computer instead of printing them out. This was not always the case…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

6 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (May 14, 2012)”

  1. Myo ko ko Says:

    Well, friends here,

    Provided(if) you happen to have a look at our culture briefly,
    you’ll be surprised by how we Myanmar people pay great respect to these “Great and Noble Five Things.”
    1. The Lord Buddha
    2. The Dhamma ( The “Teachings” of the lord Buddha)
    3. The Sangar ( Those who follow the “Teachings” of the lord Buddha)

    What ….what did you ask me?!
    Oh, absolutely not, I’m not talking about “religion.” You know, religion is a taboo subject. So I won’t be talking about that! Believe you me. ;)

    4. The Parents (one’s mom and pa), and
    5. The Teachers (They are those who teach you something)

    We Myanmar people “never insult” these “Great and Noble Five things.”

    In aforementioned list, you will see the role of the “teachers” in Myanmar culture.
    So, let me raise a question here:
    In your sense, who do you call a teacher?

    Well, I think this question is a no-brainer for everyone of us here. Right?
    Of course, one who teaches you something is called a teacher. So clear-cut and crystal-clear meaning of it, huh?

    But in Myanmar society, we have three kinds of a teacher.
    By brief translation, I’ll write as follows:
    i. Someone is your teacher if “that someone” him/herself teaches you something.
    ii. Someone is your teacher if you’ve learned something by seeing what “that someone” is doing.
    iii. Someone is your teacher if you’ve learned something by hearing what “that someone” is talking about.

    Therefore, friends, please, again let me raise some more questions about “teachers.”

    i. Jeff, Warren, and Lucy themselves have been teaching us this English right on this lovely Blog. Right?
    ii. We’ve learned much much more English by seeing Jeff’s, Warren’s, and Lucy’s writing styles. Right?
    iii. We’ve learned much much more English by listening to Jeff and Lucy. Right?

    By now,I don’t need to tell you that Jeff, Warren, and Lucy have been my “Great-and-Noble-Five-Things” since forever!

    So much thanks, Jeff and Lucy, for your new pods on this week.

    (By the way, if there something you can’t understand in this comment, it is my poor English to blame, not me! :P )

  2. Tania Says:

    Hi! Myanmar culture is very interesting like all Asian culture. It’s a special world, at least to me.
    Thank you for your nice thoughts to our dear teachers.

  3. Tania Says:

    Hi! Excelent acting in ESLPOD 787.
    I don’t know the baby words so…the lesson is very funny.

    Whee!

  4. Hana Says:

    Myo ko ko :-)

  5. Peter Says:

    Hi guys,
    I feel that I must acknowledge sth here.
    The thing is ,I have listened to Jeff and Lucy for the past few mobths. The truth is ,i have been crazy busy with my life lately . You know,sometime life throws curve at you.
    Luckily ,things have settled down,and I have resumed my regular Ealpod follow-up schedule.
    Man, I missed out a lot.

    How ever,all I m saying here is :”dudes ,listening to Eslpod is like living here ,in Canada ,USA
    I mean ,all the terms ,phrases and expressions we are taught here are spot-on.English people here use them every singl day.

    If anything , following Eslpod is meant for us to bet the best grasp possible at English language.

    U guys are lucky,
    When I was back home ,I never had such a luxury.

    Guys
    Grab on ,and grab on tight

    Yours,

  6. sirjoe777 Says:

    What?
    «Our first question comes from Sergio (Sergio) from an unknown country –
    Country X, Country Y maybe. Sergio wants to know the meanings of three
    words: “pain,” “sorrow,” and “woe.” Well, that’s a happy question Sergio, thanks
    for asking!»
    To be honest, I forgot “grief” – at that time I didn’t know the last word yet…
    So, I didn’t spread too sadness worldwide, did I?
    Come on, I’m not from an “unknown country”, Lucy&Jeff!!! I’m Sir Joe from Italy!!!
    You made me smile… I love your fine (I would say in Italian “delizioso”) humour!
    :D :D :D
    Thank you very much for all.
    Sergio