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Podcasts This Week (December 17, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 852 – Working in a Factory

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 “plant manager” and “every other minute.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Rosie the Riveter.”
“During World War II, many women “left the home” (got a job outside of the home) and began working in factories while the men were…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 377

Topics:  The Sam Sheppard Trial; Plymouth Rock; to counsel versus to consult; to hit (one/someone) head on; to scare the crap out of (one/someone); a bee in (one’s/someone’s) bonnet

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.”
“Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress while he was in jail. He had been sent there because of religious crimes, such as…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 853 – Reading an Obituary

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 “personally” and “lucky me.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Premature Obituaries.”
“In some “instances” (cases; occasions), the obituaries of famous people have been published…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

One Response to “Podcasts This Week (December 17, 2012)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Hello people,

    Almost One week left to christmass time. Everybody is getting ready for the big event. People put lights on their house. Set up christmass ornaments and decorations on their front yard lawn. They set up chritmass trees akready ,and you can see the upper part , the tip ,of the tree as you drive or walk pass by the house. Everybody is happy and every thing is sparkly and shiny.
    It is like people got together to paint the town red:))
    Chritmass is in the air and people have gone to town with it :))
    You see people lug heavy , awkward , bulky gift boxes all along ; not with a grim but a joy of happiness on their faces.
    People nod “hi” as they walk by, more open : they are more receptive.
    And above all, girls are friendlier and they welcome a small talk with a perfect stranger,and that is the part I love best in Christmass time ;)

    Think Generous ,happy ,and Christmassy

    Happy christmass my Dear citizens of Eslpod. The warmest wishes!!
    Get Christmassy.

    Yours

    The puts :))