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Podcasts This Week (December 16, 2013)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 956 – Running a Family Business

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 take sides” and “suited.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Oldest Family-Owned Business in the U.S.”
“According to the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont, the average ‘life span’ (how long something survives) of a family-owned business…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 429

Topics: Cajun Culture; The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show; to preserve versus to reserve; yada, yada, yada versus blah, blah, blah; Dear Sir/Madam versus To Whom it May Concern

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Popular Cajun Dishes.”
“Gumbo is a popular dish that ‘originated’ (began; was created in) Louisiana in the 1700’s…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 957 – Doping 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 suspend” and “to pay the price.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Dr. John Bosley Ziegler and Steroid Use in the U.S.”
“Dr. John Bosley Ziegler was an American doctor who is most often associated with a steroid called Dianabol…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

One Response to “Podcasts This Week (December 16, 2013)”

  1. Dan Says:

    Hey everyone out there,

    Just to show there are actual human being and not only English learners, I like telling something of myself every once in a while.

    For instance, I like Emiliano’s style of posting where you can see his life.

    Hey emiliano, Yesterday evening I finished re-reading Murder on the Orient Express which I liked.
    It is nice to see how Poirot makes his little brains’ gray cells at work.

    Just out of curiosity I searched the movie on youtube and found the one from 1974.
    It was terrible badly done and I stopped watching it after ten minutes. A delusion.
    In the first 10 minutes alone is fully packed with stereotypes and Poirot looks like a retarded penguin.

    Anyway, this morning after the sun was high in the cold winter sky I went out for a walk.
    We have to keep fit right? we cant stay all day listening to the radio and Jeff, right?.

    As I was walking and thinking at Warren’s post I Took out my phone and shoots a couple of picture of my place and sent those to Emiliano.

    I just received his reply.

    That’s it! Now I think I am gonna have my sandwich with a nice big onion which is going to make the cats and me crying, but very delicious.

    Thank you all guys and have a nice week.