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Podcasts This Week (November 12, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 842 – Taking a Standardized Test

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to measure” and “to bubble in.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Army Alpha and Beta Intelligence Tests.”
“During the first World War, the United States Army needed a way to assess the intelligence of “recruits” (people who had been persuaded to join the Army) so that…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 372

Topics: Famous Americans – Aimee Semple McPherson; Famous songs – “Turkey in the Straw”; marriage versus wedding versus wedlock; otherwise; pronouncing contractions

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Growth of Imitation Meat.”
“If there is one thing that Americans love, it is meat. Whether it is chicken, “beef” (meat that comes from cows), or “pork” (meat from pigs), Americans…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 843 – Passing Through Airport Security

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 “scanner” and “ray.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about the “Trusted Traveler Program.”
“People who travel “frequently” (often) spend a lot of time waiting in lines at security and “customs” (the place where bags are checked to make sure travelers are not bringing items not allowed into a country)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (November 12, 2012)”

  1. Tania Says:

    Hi! These days I am watching the Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2012/2013, Moscow Cup.
    Wonderful skaters!

    All the best to you all,

    Tania

  2. Vito Says:

    Salute, Jeff, hi, Lucy!

    Hope you are doing well, do record more podcast, at least three a week, not two.
    And where is the new article? I can’t wait to read something fresh. :D

    Have a great week, you all, never forget who you are, do your best.

  3. Peter Says:

    Another year with Jeff and Lucy is closing in.
    Just one month and a half to a new start.
    Here , in Toronto , the city has got a Christmassy look already with all the store christmass decorations.
    U can feel sth is changing. You can smell it on the city. Seems like a massive ball of positive energy has burst throughout the city. 
    There is sth about this time of the year that brings out the good side of everybody. People  get more  generous ,kind ,and friendly.
    You know , I m at local Starbucks as I write here. Here ,in Toronto for a limited time ,as we moving towards the holiday season, Starbucks brews a mean spicy  gingeral and pumpkin-based coffee. It is a very popular drink around here. Don’t ask me why?
    My guess is as good as yours. It might be partially due to the fact that they are offered for a limited time of one month or so before christmass time. It is not a fact of life , though.
    just a guess. 
    The drink smells like christmass morning ,a very refreshing smell that contributes to the whole getting-into-christmass spirit  during this time of the year.
    It is all happy. And, happy is always good 

    Yours,

    The Happy camper:))