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Podcasts This Week (June 18, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 800 – Advertising Jobs on the Internet

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 weed out” and “to post.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Job Placement Websites.”
“There are many “job placement websites” (websites designed to help employers find new employees and to help individuals find new jobs), but the two most popular…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 351

Topics: Ask an American – Rural doctors; let’s start versus let’s get started; continuously versus continually; chaos

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Loan Forgiveness Programs for Doctors and Nurses.”
“In an attempt to get more doctors and “nurses” (people who help doctors in the hospital or doctor’s office) to work in rural areas of the United States, governments and organizations have programs that…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 801 – Reading Online Reviews

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 “spot” and “pro.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Popular Travel Websites.”
“TripAdvisor is “arguably” (can be said to be) the most popular travel website, with about 27 million “unique visitors” (different people coming to a website at least once) each month…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (June 18, 2012)”

  1. YaoYu Tsai Says:

    Wow…Here is the eight hundredth episode.

    Congratulations!

  2. Myo ko ko Says:

    Yes, Jeff and Lucy,
    YaoYu Tsai is right.
    You all have just put an 800th eminent milestone in English teaching journey.
    I’m 100% sure that you all will get satisfied if you look back the way you’ve just passed on.
    With a lot of work done, with the perk of being friends with the listeners from all over the globe.
    Congrats!

    Jeff and Lucy
    You never know, you all are my personal heroes when it comes to talking about how I get a hang of this language, English.
    These names, Jeff, Lucy, and Warren always come to my mind whenever I happen to deal with this English. I’m not exaggerating! I’m just saying what I feel.

    Unfortunately, I’m not able to show up and drop many lines here on this lovely Blog every now and then for some reasons. :(
    But you all might have noticed that I always try, whenever chances arise, to round up some praising sentences (even if my English isn’t good enough to do so!) to carol (sing) my teachers’ praises.

    Well, Jeff and Lucy,
    You know, last past two and a half months or so, I was paying a visit to my native town – a place where there are only two Internet Cafes,
    where downloading ESL podcasts is impossible owing to slow Internet connection. Therefore, I’m a little behind you. I mean I need to catch up with your materials.
    Since I just got back to Yangon recently , now I’m resuming my English learning process, listening to your great pods, of course ;)
    At the same time, I’m cutting down some writing so that I can be able to zero in on listening to your pieces in order for catching up and keeping up with yours.

    Jeff and Lucy,
    If I may, let me conclude this note by dropping a poem that I love so much here in honor of your great work of getting over 800 episodes (without EC) done.
    Read the poem’s lines and feel the moments that are disappearing so swiftly.

    —– The Hug is the Perfect Drug ——

    No moving parts, no batteries.
    No monthly payments and no fees;
    Inflation proof, non-taxable,
    In fact, it’s quite relaxable;

    It can’t be stolen, won’t pollute,
    One size fits all, do not dilute.
    It uses little energy,
    But yields results enormously.

    Relieves your tension and your stress,
    Invigorate your happiness;
    Combats depression, makes you beam,
    And elevates your self esteem!

    Your circulation it corrects
    Without unpleasant side effects
    It is, I think, the perfect drug:
    May I prescribe, my friend… the hug!

    And, of course, fully returnable!

    —————————————-
    Thanks for Everything,

    Myo ko ko

  3. Betty Says:

    Thanks, Myo Ko Ko, you are brilliant!

    Although the poem is for our teachers, we as your co-learners can also read and learn from your poem.

    Well Done.

    Look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Betty :)