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Podcasts This Week (April 1, 2013)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 882 – Playing a Practical Joke

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “in pieces” and “master.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Famous Practical Jokes.”
“Friends often play small practical jokes on each other, and some of them are so common that they could be called…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 392

Topics: American Presidents – Dwight D. Eisenhower; path versus route versus track; stuff; anon

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Presidential Nicknames.”
“Presidents of the United States are often given nicknames. A nickname can be a shorter version of…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 883 – Taking Care of a Willful Child

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 bite” and “stage.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Baby-Sitter’s Club Novel Series.”
“Many “pre-teen” (not yet teenagers; 9-12 years old) American girls enjoy reading a series of novels called…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

4 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (April 1, 2013)”

  1. Peter Says:

    Hello comrades,

    Guess what ,I finally got a none-to -five job.:)
    I m pretty excited about it ,although , I found out that my direct manager Is a big ol’ stickler.
    Hopefully , I can pull it off.
    U know ,it is an office job directly related to my field of study.
    I pulled some strings ,or else ,I couldn’t land such a job.
    I have three months to find my feet in the organization. You know ,I m talking about the 3-month probation period.
    The first three month is gonna be very challenging. My first day would be on Tuseday ,given Monday is a holiday due to Ester.
    I have a good feeling about the whole thing. I m guesting , I could start building a career.
    Finally ,after years of jumping through hoops :)) finally I m on the right track.

    Wish md luck !!!:)

    Yours
    Pete
    P.S.It is a ful-time government job with fully loaded benefit :)
    My position ,if you asked, is one below the site manager. I have 30 people work under me.
    Scary , huh?:)))

    Basically , I do what I could and hope for the best
    Well, you know what they say :
    With a hefty salary comes responsibility :))))))) (just made it up :)

  2. Tania Says:

    Hi!
    Happy April Fool’s Day without no trick.

    I know no trick this year.

  3. Tania Says:

    Hi! Good luck and only good news, Peter!

  4. emiliano Says:

    Congratulations dear Peter, that job sounds very well.
    I am happy for you my friend.

    All the best for you in this new period of your life.

    emiliano