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Podcasts This Week (September 16, 2013)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 930 – Fearing Bioterrorism

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 “mask” and “to escape.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Bioterrorism Act of 2002.”
“In June 2002, the United States government ‘enacted’ (made into law) the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness Response Act…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 416

Topics: Ask an American – Caring for elderly parents; come versus came; several; top-down

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about famous actress “Betty White.”
“Betty White is an American actress, ‘comedian’…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 931 – Solving a Mystery

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 “lead” and “to keep (someone) guessing.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Bigfoot.”
“Some people believe in the existence of a large, ‘ape-like’ (similar to a large primate or monkey) ‘creature’…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

11 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (September 16, 2013)”

  1. Dan Says:

    Hey there.

    Am l the only one visiting L.A. Tuesday 17th?
    That thanks to Rockstar north.

    Thanks

  2. Myo ko ko Says:

    Hey, welcome back!
    Who am I?
    I’ll be here again from now on!
    Lots to talk about, I think ;)

  3. Dan Says:

    Hi guys.

    Do you like listening to the radio? I do.

    I usually listen to NPR, but at the moment, just for a change, I am listening to FOX.

    It is not bad, I do not agree with their motto -Fair and Balanced- maybe fair, but geez! Balanced! I am not sure about that..

    I am not judging though, I try to listen to everyone keeping, say neutral.

    Saying that I would like to remember I have no political party no religion no firm belief. I just try to be open minded as much possible.

    Of course it’s not easy and at times I fail at that.

    Thanks

  4. Myo ko ko Says:

    Now I am accessing this site right on my bed.
    You see, I’m always and yeah ever happy to be in the BED! :p
    Just kidding. From now on, I’ll surf this Jeff & Lucy’s lucid and lovely blog using my tablet computer and
    sometimes from the mobile phone. But you know I’m not used to typing on a small keypad on the ”touch”
    tablet – not to mention that one on a small mobile’s touch screen.Anyway, I’m tryinnnnng typppping!” ;)

  5. emiliano Says:

    Myo ko ko, are you really?

    So nice to have news from you again, yes I am very very happy of telling you
    welcome again my friend, this is your home.

    Yes, I miss you a lot dear.

    Tell us something about your long time without being here.
    Is it all O.K. dear?

    Again, welcome. emiliano

  6. Myo ko ko Says:

    Hi Jeff
    So long no see. How are you huh?
    I’m not that well lately. My health condition has been bad since last couples of months. I wasn’t able to go
    to the Internet Cafe’ for online surfing during those days. That was the sole reason I didn’t show up on your
    Blog. Now I’m trying to resume my contribution to this lovely blog. Speaking about health. I wonder you’ve
    heard of this story of a man? You haven’t yet. I’ll tell you. It is like this;

    One day, a man comes into a well-known doctor’s office and opens out what he has been feeling recently;
    ”Doctor, lately I lose concentration on things, lack of interests and sometimes feel very and really depressed,
    along with sleepless nights and want to have no foods, either. Being upset and fret without having any reason,
    I also lose my tamper every now and then. I have tried taking this medicine or that, but none helps.”

    The doctor listens to him with a great attention and then performs a battery of thorough tests and examinations
    on him. Then says:
    “Sure of course! No medicine, as long as I see, can help you with these problems. But there is something that can
    certainly cure you . . . ”
    ”Something what?” the man interupts, with great hope.
    ”It’s,” the doctor continues, ”to listen to one great ESL podcast every day. They are really great and funny and entertaining, ‘becos’ they are, in fact, hosted by a great funny teacher, Dr. Jeff McQuillan, who has great humor sense and with his a bit deep voice, says funny and amusing jokes on the podcasts, sometimes some kidding and pulling the listener’s legs. I think those podcasts are best suit for your health to wind down yourself and feel relax. Here is a copy CD of his podcasts for you to try to.
    I’m 100% sure you will recover from the problems you now have a few days later.”

    ” ESL podcasts? They’ll cure me?? Stop by there, please!” the man, putting on a fake smile on his face, says hopelessly in a fade voice.
    “Why?” the doctor ‘why-s’ him
    “You don’t know,” the man goes on saying, ” I’m him — Dr. Jeff, the very host of great ESL podcasts!

    Thanks Jeff. for permitting me to write in here again and of course for letting me pull your legs! ;)

  7. Betty Says:

    Myo ko ko you are so funny.

    We were worried sick about you. Is he all right? Hope he’s all right!

    Now we know you are all right. You have returned with a gift in your hands – a joke that’s so funny that surely will make Jeff angry.

    Just kidding!

    Now I hope to see Peter come back to us as well. How are you Peter, I hope you are very well.

    Best Regards

    Betty :)

  8. Betty Says:

    Dear Jeff

    Are you trying to give a prize to whoever notice the “date” in this week’s announcement?

    Are we still in 2009?

    I look forward to a slice of your birthday cake when you celebrate your 29th Birthday again soon.

    Best Regards

    Betty :)

  9. Myo ko ko Says:

    Special “Hi” to my blog friend emiliano, Betty and all other friends writing in here on this lovely Blog.
    yes, this guy Myo ko ko is back on here to contribute teachers’ Blog.
    I also missed you guys a great deal during those days I was absent here.
    Are you all guys OK? I hope so.
    Oh, dear emiliano you wrote a lots back on the Blog! I’m really overwhelmed.
    I’m reading them now as much as I can to catch up with this Blog.
    you know now internet access is at my hand. So I’m glad I need not to go to Internet cafe` to get to this my home-sweet-home Blog.
    But one sad thing is I’m always seeing the beautiful faces of the pretty girls working at that cafe`! :P
    Just kidding.
    Yeah. lots to talk about here. But I’m not accustomed to typing on a touch screen of a tablet .
    It takes so muuuuuuuuuch time to drop lines here and that really bothers me a lot. :(
    But I’ll try my best here. Let’s spice up our lovely Blog!

    With all the best from here
    Yours

  10. emiliano Says:

    Thanks Myo ko ko, I was really worried about you even more thaving in mind we were in touch
    by mail.

    It is really good to have again friends of before like you here in this the best site to write and
    learn about human feelings and English.

    If you like Myo ko ko, write me again now that you have ADSL at home. That´s great.

    The same to you Betty or Tania, my mail has been posted by dear Jeff and Lucy, they are
    really fine, the best of us all.

    Despite I have some argues with Peter I am also missing him, it is so odd not to have news from
    Peter, may be his is working so hard that have not any time to the blog?.

    If your read this Peter, say something about you if your health is good or what is happening.

    You know that some times we quarreled here, very different character your and mine but
    old partners of the blog after all, you read me and I read you. Your stories were really funny,
    not all of course, but some of them were really spectacular and well written.

    Please Peter, say to us something, dear.

  11. Aécio Flávio Perim Says:

    Myo ko ko you are so funny and intelligent really. I loved to read your comments above. They seemed to me very important especially when they mentioned Jeff and Lucy, our beloved teachers. Come again ever and write words that I want to hear. Whisper in my ears those words. Feels good.
    Are you from Japan? It seems to be!
    Aecio from beautiful blue, green and yellow Brazil.
    Do you know the first God’s commandments:
    “Do not worship any other god than the one true God. All other gods are false gods.”
    Best wishes.