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Podcasts This Week (June 30, 2014)

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ON MONDAY
ESL Podcast 1012 – Preventing Shoplifting

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to root out” and “to weigh.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Mystery Shopping.”
“Many businesses use the services of ‘mystery shoppers,’ also known as ‘secret shoppers,’…” - READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON WEDNESDAY
English Cafe 457

Topics: Famous Songs – “Mack the Knife”; Monument Valley and the Valley of the Gods; stem versus stalk versus shoot; using one’s middle name as one’s first name; indeed

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Nicknames of Famous Gangsters.”
“The American Mafia, also known as the mafia, refers to criminal organizations that were ‘historically’ (in the past) formed…”- READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ON FRIDAY
ESL Podcast 1013 – Living With a Hoarder

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “perfectly” and “to store.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Collyer Brothers.”
“In 1947, the Collyer brothers ‘became a household name’…”- READ MORE in the Learning Guide

3 Responses to “Podcasts This Week (June 30, 2014)”

  1. Dan Says:

    Hello everyone,

    As we had the opportunity of enjoying Jeff singing in today’s E. cafè, by the way: BRAVO!

    In one of his future performances, I would like to listen to Jeff singing one of Iron Miden’s songs.

    I was thinking of:

    1: Allowed by thy Name
    2: Running to the Hills
    3: The Troopers

    Thank you! have a good day.

  2. Tania Says:

    Hi, Dan!
    I can’t say that I am a fan of the heavy metal bands.
    I know something about Iron Maiden from a real Iron Maiden’s fan.
    Regarding the song “Hallowed Be Thy Name”…
    It is a very sad song and I don’t like the sad things.

    “Maybe then you’ll begin to understand
    Life down there is just a strange illusion”.

    In my opinion, our life is not a illusion. We really live our life on our Earth.
    A dream, hoping too much… can mean “a strange illusion”.

    Thank you for the nice lyrics.

  3. Tania Says:

    Hi, Betty!
    Regarding the Warren’s post “The Lively Morgue”…
    First I thought that it was about a macabre joke.
    But I think the phrase “the lively morgue” is not an oxymoron in this case.
    The word “morgue” can be a false friend.
    According to my dictionary, in American-English language , “morgue” can mean and archives in an editorial office.

    Thank you for “The Lively Morgue home page” and for the new meaning to me of the word “morgue”.