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Podcasts This Week (February 25, 2013)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 872 – A Publicity Stunt

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 dress up as” and “to tie into.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Business Publicity Stunts.”
“Businesses “engage in” (are involved in) many different types of publicity stunts to gain media coverage and public attention for their businesses…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 387

Topics: Movies – The Maltese Falcon; Napa Valley, California and wine country; usage of “bit”; abuse versus assault; to put (someone) in the picture

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Bootlegging.”
“Bootlegging is the “illegal” (against the law) making or selling of something. In the United States, alcohol was illegal…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 873 – Avoiding Giving an Opinion

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 leave” and “either way.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Ways of Avoiding Speaking to the Press.”
“When the ‘press’ (newspapers, magazines, TV news shows, and the reporters associated with them) is ‘investigating’…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

One Response to “Podcasts This Week (February 25, 2013)”

  1. Tania Says:

    Hi! Dear, dear Jeff, where are you?
    We all miss you.