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Podcasts This Week (June 23, 2014)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 1010 – Using GPS When Driving

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 “receiver” and “fool.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Many Uses of GPS.”
“GPS is a ‘dual-use technology,’ which means that it can be used for ‘military’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 456

Topics: Ask an American – Offensive mascots; capacity versus capability; to punch in versus to punch out; to put the cat among the pigeons

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Most Common School Mascots.”
“Mascots are used to identify a company, school, or team, so you might expect they would be ‘unique’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 1011 – Building with Wood and Metal

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 “grain” and “to try (one’s) hand at.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Protecting the Biggest Trees.”
“American Forests is a nonprofit organization that has a ‘National Big Tree Program’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

2 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (June 23, 2014)”

  1. Dan Says:

    Hello everyone

    I was just listening to ESL Podcast 1010 – Using GPS When Driving.

    I am getting the feeling that Lucy and Jeff’s acting skills are getting better.

    That “nothing” by Lucy at the end was lovely. Said with the right intonation and innocence due to the moment.

    I have also enjoyed Jeff’s laughing when joking about being the voice for the GPS system.

    That gives a touch of humanity to the podcast. I love hearing Jeff laughing like that.

    I would also like to hear Lucy’s laugh.

    Hey, don’t you guys have some recording of Jeff in a bad mood/cranky gone wrong where he’s cursing? I would like to hear that.

    Thank you

  2. maria de salete porto nunes Says:

    I’d like to increasing my pronuntiation, listen and practice my English. Can you help me?