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Podcasts This Week (September 24, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 828 – Important Business Contacts

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 “contact” and “to get the word out.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Business Social Media Websites.”
“Many “social media websites” (websites that help people connect and develop relationships online) have business…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 365

Topics:  Movies – King Kong; Famous Americans — Lance Armstrong; its sounds versus it sounds as if; acting versus pretending; gobbledygook

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about the legal fight between “Donkey Kong and Universal Studios.”
“Donkey Kong, a large, angry ape, is one of the most well known video game characters in the world, along with his…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 829 – Having a Barbecue

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 flip” and “to grill.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Holidays for Barbecuing.”
“As soon as the weather gets warmer, Americans like to “head” (go) outside to start barbecuing, filling the air with…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

7 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (September 24, 2012)”

  1. Mine Says:

    Hey it’s Jeff’s birthday tomorrow! ( September 24)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JEFF !!!!!!!

    You are now turn to the perfect age.

    I wish you the best day ever.

  2. Betty Says:

    Happy Birthday, Jeff. You see, it is 24th September in Hong Kong already. You can start celebrating your birthday even when it still has a few hours before it is officially your birthday in LA.

    If you are in New York right now, your birthday celebration can start in 20 minutes’ time.

    *********************

    People in the West side of U.S. eg California start working very early because people in the East side of US eg New York has started working a few hours earlier.

    In this case, people in New York are early birds. But why do they still have to speak so fast?

    It is very funny if you listen to how fast New Yorkers speak. They cannot speak slowly even if they know that foreigner cannot catch what they say. They will repeat the same message at the same fast rate until you get the message yourself.

    Best Regards

    Betty :)

  3. Betty Says:

    I thought it was 8:40pm in Los Angeles. How come the message said it was 7:40pm?

    Was there something wrong with my computer? Or, Jeff’s clock? Jeff wants to be one hour younger than he is?

  4. Peter Says:

    Hi chief ,
    Happy greeting my  man,
    Wassup ?
    Do u have any merry-making in order?
    You deserve all the good things man!
    U know what happened? 25 years back Jeff was born and 25 later I got fluent in English:)

    Thanks for the good deed :)
    Happy birthday my dude.

    Truth to be told, I didn’t have the slightest idea that Jeff’s birthday is coming up.I mean ,no  iota!
    Thank you Betty for reminding me of the merry day
    U save me from a huge embarrassment  
    You know   ,I have a history with Eslpod , we go years back. Still I don’t know the birth day of the funder of eslpod! It is a shame.
    That is how dumb I m :)
    I m wondering if Jeff blows out candles , wears party hats and all:)
    Just imagine Jeff with a cone-like red party hat ,with  tassels hanging from top of the hat sitting in front of a big cake with icing and sprinkles 
    It is funny as hell.

    Happy hanging Boss.

  5. ana maria Says:

    Happy birthday Jeff ¡¡¡¡¡ I listen you every day, and I wish you to have a great day, from Chile

  6. Nermin Eminova Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY,MY BEST ENGLISH TEACHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (Baku,Azerbaijan)

  7. Francesca Says:

    Dear Jeff, I’m sorry, I have arrived with a day of delay but I want to tell you Happy Birthday and thanks for your wonderful podcasts!
    Keep on in this way!

    Best Regards! :)