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Podcasts This Week (October 22, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 836 – Working Shifts

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 “shift” and “to cover.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Shift Patterns.”
“‘Shift work’ allows employers to run their business ‘around the clock’ (24 hours a day, seven days a week). The day is divided into…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 369

Topics:  Ghost towns of the Wild West; dime novels and pulp magazines; kidding versus joking versus teasing; television show versus television series; phrase

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Five and Dime Stores.”
“From the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, “five and dime” stores were very popular in the United States…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 837 – Driving While Calling and Texting

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 “number” and “better yet.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Efforts to Stop Distracted Driving.”
“Many organizations have “launched” (started; implemented) “campaigns” (efforts involving many people) to reduce or…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (October 22, 2012)”

  1. Myo ko ko Says:

    Hey, friends here,

    With the advent of another beautiful week, our great teachers from betuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful Los Angeles get
    ready to generously throw three great podcasts in our ways for us to learn. Are we ready?
    Get them, listen to them and then pick up the language and use the language that you’ve just
    acquired in trying for betterment of our lives. That is just simple. But one thing left! Do you know it?
    Yup, to express your gratitude to your dearest teachers for their great work.

    Please, don’t say that you don’t know well how to properly thank our teachers, huh?
    If you say so, I have to say that you’re cheating yourselves!
    Why? Well, you know, whenever you listen to an ESL podcast, our teacher Jeff always teaches you how to thank someone or praise someone.
    You don’t know that?
    OK, learn the following a few instances of our teacher Jeff’s lines and then you or your fingers will know the way!
    No stress, no sweat, no tension, no elbow greases!
    Just flip over some keys on your keyboard or keypad or whatever device’s you use, to express your thankfulness to your English teachers.
    That is that simple.

    Here are Jeff’s teaching, if you will, how to properly praise and thank someone:

    In episode-835
    Our scriptwriter doesn’t normally throw us for a loop. That’s Dr. Lucy Tse. Thank You, Lucy.

    In episode-832
    If you listen to several of our episodes, you are well on your way to improving your English, thanks to the wonderful scripts by Dr. Lucy Tse.
    Thank You, Lucy.

    In episode-831
    You can always count on learning lots of new and useful English expressions and phrases in our scripts that are written by our wonderful
    scriptwriter, Dr. Lucy Tse.

    In episode-827
    Our scripts are not written by any fad scriptwriter. She’s been doing it for more than seven years. The wonderful, Dr. Lucy Tse.

    In episode-822
    There is nothing scary about our wonderful scripts written by our wonderful scriptwriter Dr. Lucy Tse. Thank You, Lucy.

    In episode-819
    She has the reputation for being the best ESL scriptwriter in the world.
    And she deserves it. That’s our own Dr. Lucy Tse. Thank You, Lucy.

    In episode-818
    We have an extensive selection of wonderful dialogues written by our wonderful scriptwriter, Dr. Lucy Tse.

    In episode-817
    Our scriptwriter can write about all different school’s subjects. That is because it’s the wonderful, intelligent Dr. Lucy Tse.

    In episode-816
    Our scriptwriter has certainly proved her worth here on ESL Podcasts. That is the wonderful Dr. Lucy Tse.

    In episode-815
    We trust our scriptwriter’s judgment when it comes to writing good scripts with real dialogs.
    Thank You, Dr. Lucy Tse.

    In episode-814
    She is the most careful, diligent scriptwriter in Los Angeles. And her name is Dr. Lucy Tse.
    Thank You, Lucy, for writing our scripts.

    In episode-813
    You can exercise your English by listening to the wonderful scripts by our wonderful scriptwriter, Dr. Lucy Tse.

    In episode-812
    We are lucky here at ESL Podcasts that our raising star Lucy Tse has not been hired away!
    Thank You, Lucy, for your scripts.

    OK, OK, let me stop by here, I’m almost running out of the time I have in this Internet Cafe.
    But I hope you all now get the idea. So, why are you hesitate like this?
    Just let your fingers roll over the keyboard to shape up a Thank-You note of your own, will you?

    By the way, I wonder you all listen to our teachers’ podcasts carefully?
    If so, do you ever notice that, at the very end of each podcast, our teacher Jeff always thanks us for listening the podcast?
    You do? huh? So, now is our turns to thank him! Okay, now I won’t disturb you anymore, but sit and wait to see your own “Thank You” notes. ;)

    Myo ko ko
    From Myanmar.

    P.S.
    Some of my ESL friends here have a notion that this guy Myo ko ko is trying to lead in thanking our great teachers Jeff, Warren, and Lucy.
    The truth is that I’m not “trying to lead.” I’m just trying to sincerely express my thankfulness to them. That is all. Thank “You”. ;)

  2. Peter Says:

    Following what myo thoughtfully and beautifully started , I myself want to appeiciate our dear profossers: Lucy and Warren for all the effort they have extended to us over these years

    And , I have an special thanks for our dear proffossor Jeff who has come with the idea of Eslpod in the first place and made it all possible.

    Thank you , thank you , thank you

    But, I guess the best appreciation of all could be for us to join ” the Learning guid” in order to inprove us ,and at the same time put in some fule to this well-oiled program.

  3. Nele Says:

    Hi Myo ko ko,

    thank you very much for your wonderful thank-you-speech.

    And also thank you to Peter for his good advice: take the keyboard and write – here I do it.

    Also a big thank you to Warren Ediger: now I have read a few books. In the moment I read the forth book of Eragon. It has not the same “flow” of the first three books, but I’ll get it ready.

    And a very big thank you to Lucy Tse and Jeff McQuillan for their great work.

    Best regards
    Nele