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Podcasts This Week (May 28, 2012)

What do Jeff and Lucy do when they’re not recording podcasts or writing scripts? They’re preparing Learning Guides to help you learn English even better and faster.

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 794 – Getting Over a Fight

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 “to admit” and “slight.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the videogames “Mortal Kombat.”
““Mortal Kombat” is a series of “videogames” (games played electronically on a computer or an electronic game device), the first of which was…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 348

Topics: American Presidents – Ulysses S. Grant; James Beard and the James Beard Foundation Awards; limit versus border versus confine; sound; life-affirming

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about the video game “Popular Cook-Offs.”
“A “cook-off” is a cooking “competition” (contest) in which a lot of people make the same type of food. The food is then tasted and “evaluated” (judged) by a group of…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 795 – Ordering Coffee and Tea

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 “drip” and “room.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Independent Coffeehouses.”
“In recent years, “coffeehouses” or “coffee shops” have become popular meeting places in the United States, especially in the “Pacific Northwest” (the northwestern part of…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

7 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (May 28, 2012)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Funny ,
    Eslpod in a way is a life-affirming ( Positive and full of joy ) program.
    Eslpod is a life affirming ,progressive program it is :)

    Good stuff !

    I m sadden by the fact that I m way behind, I will catch up though!!

  2. Peter Says:

    Guys, there is a congratulation in order, I finally got in a cover band
    Thsnks eslpod.
    I have been trying for year’s to be in a cover band
    Oh,
    Cover band means a band that does not have original works and that they sing the songs of famouse singer like Madonna and so on
    No original constant.
    It is huge guys,a non native speaker to a cover band
    My first gig is next sat in a local bar called Unicorn

  3. kurumi Says:

    Hi,Peter,congratulation on your success!You’ve been trying for years?Wow.You must be very happy now.Good luck with your first gig.^^

  4. Peter Says:

    Thanks bro,
    Yup, my first try out was back in 2003. I goota be awful ,I was so awful that nobody even undrestood me. I was a back singer ,still.
    Hope ,it will take off.
    I m gonna be honest with you,it is not easy to jam with People who share different values ,and talk a different culture.
    Let me put it the other way, music is a totally culture thing.dont get me wrong. I m not talking about English capabilities. I m talking about cultural differences. You know all the socially common interests that they have grown up into is different. They talk about their childhhod popular tv commercials you don’t know anything about. Make jokes you can’t relate to ,and get all worked up about sports that you can get a kick out of.
    You know ,it is complicated.
    That makes you part ways at lunch brakes.You sit all sulked and alone ,simply because you guys have nothing to say.
    However, eslpod has been a big help in the cultural department. The cultur talk at eslpod helped me out a great deal.
    You know , Jeff’s culture talk has expedited my assimilation. You go out there throw in some cultural note here it there and all of a sudden you are their pal whom they can relate to.
    Let me tell you guys,the culture talk at Eslpod specially in particular the extra culture talk at learning guid is crucial.
    Well, guys we all know that the world is not made of murshmellows. We should work our ways up.

  5. Betty Says:

    Hi Peter

    Congratulations on getting want you want – to be in a cover band.

    You are lucky because you started learning here much earlier and now all the effort of hard work pays off.

    What are you going to do when you become famous by singing in the band?

    Please do not forget us here. Please write to tell us about your life as a singer.

    I will keep my eyes open on news about you becoming rich and famous.

    Good Job, Well Done.

    Betty :)

  6. Betty Says:

    Sorry, error in my post above:

    “Congratulations on getting want you want”
    Should read as
    “Congratulations on getting what you want”

    Thanks.

  7. kurumi Says:

    Peter,I have never lived in abroad,but I think I can understand your feelings somehow.One of my friends,who came from US as a English teacher,wants to get close to local people.But sometimes it doesn’t seem so easy.Especially when people start talking about something which only they can understand,for example.Most people doesn’t speak English around here,and he is still on his way to improving our native language,Japanese,so ,you know the rest.But I feel things are getting better and better!Because he has kept trying to get close,like you.I really respect his effort.And your effort.Please keep going your way!And like Betty says,I’m looking forward to hearing from you.Thanks for sharing your experience and opinion.It helped me a lot.Hope you will have a wondeful time on Saturday night. ;)