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Podcasts This Week (November 26, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 846 – Donating Blood

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 “needle” and “faint.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Requirements of Donating Blood.”
“To “maintain” (keep up) the quality of the blood in “blood banks” (collections of different types of blood that will be used when needed), organizations that have…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 374

Topics: Famous Americans – Jimi Hendrix; the melting pot metaphor; U.S. state numbers and nicknames; by any stretch of the imagination; to play it fast and loose

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Jimi Hendrix’s Gravesite.”
“Many of Jimi Hendrix’s fans were very sad when he died in 1970. Hendrix was first “buried” (for a dead body to be placed in the ground) in a simple…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 847 – Experiencing a Blackout

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 blow a fuse” and “surge.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Notable Blackouts.”
“The two most “notable” (important and worth noticing or talking about) blackouts in the United States “occurred” (happened) in the…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (November 26, 2012)”

  1. alan Says:

    This will be cool. :P

  2. lyes Says:

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  3. adib Says:

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