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Podcasts This Week (December 31, 2012)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 856 – Training Salespeople

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 retain” and “back.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Automated Customer Service.”
“With the “advance” (progress; improvement) of technology, “automated customer service” or the practice of using… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 379

Topics: Famous Authors: Ray Bradbury; foreign languages taught in U.S. schools; to repair versus to fix versus to mend; to the north versus north of; food versus meal versus repast

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about the “Bradbury 13.”
“In 1984, a young man named Mike McDonough decided to “adapt” (change for a certain purpose) some of Ray Bradbury’s short stories into a radio drama…”  – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 857 – Being Arrested by the Police

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 “to release.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Police Officers.”
“Most people are familiar with “uniformed” (wearing standard clothing that all employees or members wear) “patrol officers” who interact with…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

2 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (December 31, 2012)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Hello you all,
    My new resulution for this year is commite more to Eslpod learning we got going here ,and to get rid of my accent.
    Too ambitious ,huh?
    Actually , the above  resulution has been my top resolution in my resulution list for years . Honest , I
    Start out a new year so eager and determined to make all my resolutions happen. But,two weeks through the year I forgot about them already. Well, I admit it . I m weak. 
    But, one thing I ll tell you, I always stick to my resulution about learning more of Englsh  via Eslpod. And ,the accent resulution. 
    Truth to be told , I have always failed on the accent part. It is still there taunting me:))
    However,I always shoot high and hope for the best. 
    Hey, crazy flukes happen. You never know. 
    They key is to keep your hopes  high

    What are your resulution folks ?

    I know what the top resolution of Jeff is ” to simply get rid of me:))
    Well ,pal , It ain’t gonna happen :)))))

    Happy new year folks 

  2. Tania Says:

    Hi!

    A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    All the best to you,

    Tania