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Podcasts This Week (May 21, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 792 – Business Zoning

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 “zone” and “to live up to.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Eminent Domain.”
““Eminent domain” describes the government’s ability to “seize” (take without permission) “property” (land or buildings) that were owned by individuals without…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 347

Topics: American Authors – Erle Stanley Gardner and the Perry Mason TV Series; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; who versus which versus that; It ain’t over till the fat lady sings; to go/be all in

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Two Faces of American Lawyers.”
“If you’re a lawyer in the United States, you have a “dual” (two-sided) “reputation” (others’ opinion of you). You may be respected for your knowledge…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 793 – Signing Professional Athletes

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 “pick” and “to land.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Sports Drafts.”
“A “draft” is a way to decide which athletes should play on which sports teams. A draft tries to make the process fair. Without a draft, the “wealthiest” (richest) team…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

8 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (May 21, 2012)”

  1. Peter Says:

    I m totally psych about this coming week lessons in particular business zoning.

    I always listen to eslpod’s episods with Bells on.

    Man, if God forbid, Eslpod got canceled , it would be our loos for sure.

  2. Peter Says:

    My good people at Eslpod ,
    I admit that sometimes it happen that I m out of line here in blog. And I really appriciate tou guys for being such a good sport about it.
    Well, sometimes I get carried away.
    I m a bit gushy perhaps :))

    Perhaps, I say things from time to time that I shouldn’t say,all the funny stuff I mean.
    You know,I mean well
    My heart always goes towards Eslpod.
    Well ,every weekened when the next week time table comes out i feel happy inside simply because it is a leading indication that we gonna have Our good friemds down at the eslpod center with us for another week or so. What is better is that there are gonna be some posts during the week with our names on it :)))(I mean ,posts that invite us to write comments about it)
    I guess ,we all speak with one voice that dropping lines on blog every week has become a major hubby of us.
    At least ,I m pretty sure that it is the case for me and Emiliano.
    Emiliano , bro , back me up on that.
    Sorry ,guys If I sometimes cross the line here or there.

    Cheers

    Peter

  3. Ricardo Garcia Says:

    I’m truly grateful for this excellent website, since it is a handy tool to fully comprehend day to day matters in American Culture and English language in general, thank you for the effort, I’m a basic member and I enjoy my Learning Guides a lot. Thank you Jeff and Lucy.

  4. Peter Says:

    And ,
    Here you are,

    Ricardo says it all!!

    Well-put my Freind

    Well-put ,indeed

  5. Brian Lee Says:

    ESL Podcast – 793 Signing Professional Athletes
    Writing exercise

    In American, sports league have sports drafts each year. Nick want Robison on him team even do not care spend how much money. Robison is high growth stock. Nick know Robison will be a free agent and he will be fielding a lot of offers. So, Nick have to pull out all the stops and con not be bested by any other team. Robison’s agent expects a lot of competing offers. Nick thinks he will offer Robison a signing bonnets that should sweeten deal and he will give Robison a no-trade clause. Does Nick have more competing offers?

  6. Brian Lee Says:

    Excuse me! My writing exercise have some spelling error.
    con not – can not;
    bonnets – bonus .

  7. Brian Lee Says:

    Reduce Error,
    In American, spots league’s have drafts each year. Nick wants Robison on his team not caring how much the coast. Robison is high growth stock. Nick nows Robison will be a free agent and he will fielding a lot of offers. So, Nick has to pull out all the spots and can not be bested by any other team. Robison’s agent expects a lot of competing offers. Nick thinks he will offer Robison a signing bonus that should sweeten deal and he will give Robison a no-trade clause. Does Nick has more competing offers?

  8. Johnson Tsai Says:

    Actually, Los Angeles Dodgers is pretty good this year. They are top one right now among entire league. On the other hand, Boston Redsox is the last one in AL East.