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Podcasts This Week (May 5, 2014)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 996 – Importing Goods to the  U.S.

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 be released” and “spirits.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the United States.”
“The Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the United States is a detailed ‘schedule’ (list) of nearly all products…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 449

Topics:  American Presidents – William Henry Harrison; fringe benefits versus benefits package versus compensation package; teacher versus professor

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The President’s Volunteer Service Award.”
“The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a program established by the United States government to give ‘recognition’…”  – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 997 – Writing One’s Memoirs

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 “juicy” and “affair.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “American Memoirs on the Big Screen.”
“Books are often ‘adapted’ (created for a different type of presentation) for ‘the big screen’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (May 5, 2014)”

  1. Tania Says:

    Hi!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR LUCY!

  2. Dr. Lucy Tse Says:

    Thanks to those who posted birthday wishes for me. I really appreciate it!

    I had a very nice day spending time with family and eating a big piece of birthday cake. What could be better than that?

  3. Aécio Flávio Perim Says:

    Hi Dr Lucy! Happy birthday. I didn’t kow you were celebrating birthday. How come you didn’t spread the news? Do you know what is the worse thing when we celebrate birthday? We are one year older.
    Aecio