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Podcasts This Week (November 19, 2012)

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As  a member, you’ll get the Learning Guide with each new episode. We designed the Learning Guide to help you learn English better and faster. Get more vocabulary, language explanations, sample sentences, comprehension questions, cultural notes, and more!

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 844 – Dealing With Corrupt Officials

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 arrest” and “on the take.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Whistleblower Protection Act.”
“A “whistleblower” is someone who tells the media or the public about something wrong or dishonest that…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 373

Topics:  The Chicago Seven; American Authors:  Horatio Alger; murderer versus killer versus assassin; …and all; so forth and so on

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Chicago: The Musical.”
“In 2002, a film called Chicago won many awards and received a lot of attention around the world. What some people may not know, however, is that that movie was based on a…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 845 – Dropping Out of College

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 “degree” and “to blow.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Non-Traditional College Options.”
“Some people who drop out of college “regret” (feel bad about; wish one hadn’t done something) their decision later in life. They wish they had more experience and education…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

 

5 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (November 19, 2012)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Cool!!
    We r in for another week of cool English words and expressions Presented to us by the coolest English Professors ever ” Jeff ” and ” Lucy” :)

    If it is not cool ,then what is it?

    I can’t wait to lay eyes on the latest in “Learning Giud.”

    Yours,

  2. Dan Says:

    Hey guys,

    Lately I have been trying out this new UI of Windows 8. It’s not bad.
    At the beginning it felt strange because of the change compared with the perevious versions of the OS.

    It is like the mobile with all the apps. All this coloured tails on the menu start. Not bad.
    It seems faster, lighter, and simpler than Windows 7.

    Thanks.

  3. Tania Says:

    Hi! Thank you for reminding us of the past conditional of modal verbs to express regret or reproach and “pronouncing contraction” using song lyrics.
    Easier for us, and we know Adele songs…

    “We could have had it all
    Rolling in the deep
    You had my heart and soul
    And you played it
    To the beat.”

  4. Tania Says:

    Hi! Thank you for this famous song “Turkey in the Straw”.
    I am not sure but I think we have heard this well-known American folk song in many American movies.
    A nice and merry tune…

  5. Tania Says:

    Hi! “That’s cool (impressive, exciting, fashionable)!”
    That’s cool listening to Miles Davis around the midnight.
    I know the song “Autumn Leaves”.
    Thank you.