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Podcasts This Week (July 16, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 808 – Asking for Time Off

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 “case” and “shoot.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Paid Leave from Work.”
“Large companies offer many types of “paid leave,” or permission to not come to work for a certain amount of time and continue to receive a…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 355

Topics: American Presidents – Martin Van Buren; show business secrets; revenue versus profit versus turnover; limerick; how to address in-laws

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “How to Become and Extra for TV and Movies.”
“When most people think about television shows or films, they think about the “stars” or the actors who play the main characters. But these are not the only actors who appear in the show…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 809 – A Weather Forecast

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 clear up” and “sharply.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “TV Weather Forecasters.”
“A “TV weather forecaster” or “weather reporter” is someone whose job is to present the weather forecast during a TV news program. Some weather forecasters have training in…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

4 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (July 16, 2012)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Hey,
    What is the noun form of the verb”mitigate”
    Anybody put there care to answer.

  2. Nurgun Ceylan Says:

    The noun form of the verb “mitigate” is “mitigation”.

  3. Peter Says:

    Thanks for the care ,
    Happy that I didn’t get a “Duh” response

    Yours,

    Muggins:))

  4. Peter Says:

    Dear Eslpod if I may,

    Guys ,some times it happens that I overwhelmed with the amount of new stuff that eslpod throws at me on every episod which is a good thing. I don’t know about you guys , but ,for me , the fresh materials contained in every single episod are a lot to absorb,in other words, to take in. I mean , it is not easy to hold on to them or memorize then In just one time or two times listening.
    So, to resolve my problem , I figured out a system that helps me a lot in committing almost all the sentences and new entries on every episod.
    I simply write down interesting sentences and whatever that Is new to me in iPhone notebook as I m listening to Jeff,so I can get back to them ,and read up on them later on.
    I usually , review the material on my notebook within 24 hours of the time Jeff initially airs a new episod.
    Guys,it helps me plenty to hold on to the material way longer.
    I mean the method transfer the fresh entries from my short term Memory to long term memory. Later on ,whenever I get a chance ,say when I am riding a bus or waiting for a movie to start at a movie theaters and specially at night befor going to sleep ,I read them like a story.
    U know ,I personally think , the advantage of the method is threefold.
    1) over the years I managed to collect a quite valuable ,rather collectable English notebook of the most current speaking style of English people down to smallest details.
    2) it gives me the opportunity to read them over and over and have them etched in my memory for good!
    3) the frequent reading of the material has helped me develop a muscle memory for them,so I use them in my daily interaction subconsciously. By that I mean , they sound natural when I utter them.

    You may wanna take on the method if it may help you
    I would be more than happy to hear of other method you guys come up to help us all to optimize our learning throug our one and only Eslpod.

    Yours ,

    The English junky:))