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Podcasts This Week (September 2, 2013)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 926 – Getting an Advantage in Sports

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 start” and “to catch on.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Youth Sports Leagues.”
“In the United States, many cities organize youth sports ‘leagues’… ” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 414

Topics: Movies – Pulp Fiction; the Outer Banks; lot versus batch; business ethics; to eat humble pie

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “B movies.”
“B movies are films that were produced with a  ‘low budget’… ” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 927 – Being Tidy and Messy

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 make it work” and “to pick up after (someone).”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Odd Couple.”
“‘The Odd Couple’ is a 1965 play written by famous American playwright (person who writes plays) Neil Simon…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

2 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (September 2, 2013)”

  1. Dan Says:

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to do something different, I am going to reveal you guys a secret so you can make fun of me.
    Let’s imagine we are in a bar, we have had a few drinks already, and the tongue starts loosening up.

    This happened between the 1985 and 1990. at the time I was a teenager.

    Through my Mom, I got to know these guys from the U.S. They were young, just little bit older than me, really nice and pleasant people, and they spoke decent Italian.

    They were Mormons.

    To make it short, I even got into the pool…yes, I was buptized. After a few years I got away with that. hahahah I am not that religious.

    The church at the near city is not there anymore. I believe they were not enough people in there.

    I must say though, they were nice, and they also held free English lessons.

    I wonder where are those guys now and how they are doing. MY memory of them is that they were LARGE, not fat, but big, muscular, huge.
    They even ate at my Mom many times. They liked my Mom Lasagna. ahahaha.

    Thank you guys…do you have secrets?

  2. emiliano Says:

    Sorry Da, sorry Jessica if it is you who read.
    emi it is here again.

    TODAY OR YESTERDAY, what?

    Ask The Reason

    Is what rages in your head
    I wonder if I’m angry
    and I know not to tell

    What am I?
    Not with you, that’s true
    why should I be

    It’s not you That your question
    is by others
    and you answer, will I?

    I’ll hurt you to confirm
    if it’s safe or not?
    even do I know what to say

    Am I angry, yes?
    Nor even That
    it welling Because YES, it is.

    The feeling is the same
    springs alone
    and suddenly drying is Already

    Will Have to wait
    for rain again?
    possible, though Difficult

    I have not the strength to fill
    the container again
    a withered relationship

    *****

    BURN

    Crunches everything to me
    cracks the air
    burns the skin

    August vicious
    Either respite not give
    you passed eleven more

    September comes
    around again Repeated
    another year without truce

    Back to work
    to school, to write
    routine is Repeated

    One and again
    it will be so till the end
    not more Septembers

    I hear your voice
    time has passed
    but no change?

    I Feel That it is
    nothing is like it was
    last August were

    Burned ashes even
    hopeless and
    there is no beginning

    No longer
    hopelessly
    beside I will not be

    You left suddenly
    and without Further adieu
    Hope unrenewed

    It burned forever
    May who know
    the spring is dry

    Faded lost
    it dry boredom
    Difficult to renew

    No more, I know
    not you, not other
    burn my skin again

    ***
    Later more, best wishes Dan and Jessica

    emiliano