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Podcasts This Week (December 9, 2013)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 954 – Participating in Winter 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 “powder” and “to blow smoke.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Unusual Winter Sports.”
“Many Americans like to participate in ‘traditional’ (common; with a long history) winter sports…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 428

Topics: Famous Americans – Jim Thorpe; United Code of Military Justice & Common Crimes; pre-paid cell phones; abbreviation versus acronym; a matter of form

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Military Terms Used in Daily Life.”
“Like any large organization, especially the government, the U.S. military has its own terms and phrases…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 955 – Dating a Possessive Person

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 “controlling” and “sweet.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “No-Fault Divorces.”
“In the past, Americans who wanted to get a ‘divorce’ (the legal end of a marriage) had to ‘prove (demonstrate; show) ‘wrongdoing’ (bad behavior)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

7 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (December 9, 2013)”

  1. Aécio Flávio Perim Says:

    This week promises to be wonderful. Let’s wait.
    Here lies Aécio.

  2. Dan Says:

    LoL How Jeff explains the game of hokey on Pod.954 he’s laughing himself too.

    Thanks

  3. Dan Says:

    I do not mean to brag, but I just won a gold medal listening to episode 954.

    And all please stand up for the Italian anthem……

    Fratelli d’Italia L’Italia s’è desta, Dell’elmo di Scipio S’è cinta la testa. Dov’è la Vittoria? Le porga la chioma, Ché schiava di Roma Iddio la creò. Stringiamci a coorte Siam pronti alla morte L’Italia chiamò.

    Brothers of Italy,
    Italy has woken,
    Bound Scipio’s helmet
    Upon her head.
    Where is Victory?
    Let her bow down,
    For God created her
    Slave of Rome.

    Sorry, but I had to do some copy and paste here

    thanks

  4. Dan Says:

    My new year’s resolution is to melt down ESL Podcast’s servers

    Kind of what happened to the Affordable Care Act’s website

    I want to make Adriano angry;-)

  5. Dan Says:

    Hey guys,

    How is everything?

    I am feeling little bit tired ’cause of the first shift I have got to get up at 4:40AM this week.

    That’s ok, I am not complaining, I have been doing that for a long time

    I am about to prepare dinner. I think I having a couple of boiled potatoes this evening.

    Hey Myo do you like boiled potatoes? Do you cook yourself or someone does that for you?

    I still have a ball of Red Chicory. I think I am going to eat that as well.

    Thanks

  6. Aécio Flávio Perim Says:

    Yes, Dan, I remember very well when I worked on shifts at Tubarão Harbour in 1970’s. I had shifts starting at 18:00 until midnight, other stating at midnight until 6:00 am. Only I know that sleep feeling between 2 and 4 at dawn. Oh boy!
    Dan, tell more about your work if you don’t think it is embarassing.
    Aecio from Brazil where there is a harbour named Tubarão where iron ore is shipped.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    Hi everyone, i just want to share the way i use to study the Learning Guide

    1-Listen the dialogue at slow speed (without reading transcript) trying to understand most of it
    2-Listen to the Dr. McQuillan explanation (Reading transcript) taking notes of new words or phrases
    2-Listen the dialogue at a normal speed and repeat every paragraph spoken (Reading transcript)
    3-Answer comprehension questions
    4-Read cultural notes, glossary and additional meanings

    Note: I use Nitro Reader 3 program to highlight all words and phrases on PDF files

    I hope this can be helpful for all of you

    Regards

    Lorenzo