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Podcasts This Week (August 20, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 818 – Placing a Drink Order

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “tap” and “house.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Milkshakes.”
“A “milkshake” is a “rich” (with a lot of calories), sweet, cold, and “thick” (a liquid that moves slowly) drink made by…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 360

Topics: Famous Americans – Ralph Nader; how to become an astronaut; with reference to versus with regard to versus according to; to confront versus to encounter; “In God We Trust”

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about the classic science fiction author “H.G. Wells.”
“H.G. Wells is known as one of the “Fathers of Science Fiction,” because his novels and essays “paved the way” (made opportunities available) for…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 819 – Athletes Behaving Badly

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 get up to” and “to get a hold of.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Professional Athletes in Retirement.”
“In many sports, “athletes” (people who play a sport) “hit their peak” (reach their maximum level of performance) in their 20s or 30s. Professional athletes may have…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

One Response to “Podcasts This Week (August 20, 2012)”

  1. Marcos Says:

    Hi ESLPodcast crew, thank you for the podcasts that you bring to us every week. They are amazing.

    Once again, thank you very much.

    Marcos from Brazil