Podcasts This Week (January 31, 2011)

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ESL Podcast 656 – Ordering Business Stationery

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 project” and “to jump the gun.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Common Ways People Use Monograms.”
“A “monogram” is a small design that uses one’s “initials” (the first letter of one’s first, middle, and last names) and is sewn onto a piece of fabric to identify it as belonging to a particular person…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 279

Topics: Famous Authors:  Harriet Beecher Stowe; Death Valley National Park; idiom versus slang; a chunk of rural wilderness; the rest of (something)

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Hottest and Coldest Temperatures in the U.S.”
“In this English Cafe, we talked about one of the hottest places in the United States: Death Valley.  While Death Valley has the highest “recorded” (documented; written down) temperature, it is “by no means”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 657 – Checking Accounts and Writing Checks

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 “notice” and “to count on.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Checking Accounts.”
“U.S. banks offer many types of “checking accounts” where people can keep their money and make payments easily.  A “free checking account” is one that doesn’t charge any fees for “account maintenance”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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13 Responses to Podcasts This Week (January 31, 2011)

  1. Peter says:

    Seems like,we have a very productive week ahead of us with the material offering this coming week.
    The cold winter is still challenging your every bit here.
    Very bitter cold today, I was out side and after 30 minutes I couldn’t feel my extremists:))

    By now

  2. kihyeon Kwon says:

    I want to study English with your source which is very useful and educative.

  3. Peter says:

    You know what,
    The thing is my folks pressure me to go get married and make babies.
    I don’t like the Idea.
    You know what, when you are single you are the dictator of ur own life ,you do what you like to do ,and more importantly whenever you like to do them.
    While married ,you are just a part of ,small part for most occasions , a decision making body. The entity that weigh you down in every move you wanna make.
    Basically ,marriage striped you down from the freedom and take away all the rights you once enjoyed to possess as a foot loose, fancy free being!!
    U know what,
    I lost fate in the whole concept of marriage
    It is not for me
    I am not progaramwd that way
    Chances are,Assembling me,God had run out of marriage chips:)))
    You are better off staying single,that way you have the best of both world:))

  4. Peter says:

    kihyeon ,
    A nice move on you part
    Do it,
    U get the result in no time.
    Good thinking ,

  5. Peter says:

    The things is we just get the gift of knowledge ,
    And we never do our parts!!!
    We never chip in
    It is a free ride my friend
    Smooth all the way up
    No dumpy road what so ever
    And it is tax free
    No taxes levied , and no fee assigned
    So ,hopon board fellow

  6. Peter says:

    Today ,I took my car for detailing,and I realized the price of gaz has jumped up 29 cents over the night.
    I can’t figure it out on my own
    Help me out over hear
    What parameters are involved in Gad pricing?
    I mean
    What determines the price of gas jumpes up or dropped down over the night
    I m pissed
    I m a student ,
    How would I afford this constant tendency of gas price to sky rocket

  7. Peter says:

    There is this offensive odor inside my car ,and I can’t get the smell out of the car.
    Any suggestion?
    It is trying my patience!
    I don’t know what to do
    I spent 25 dollars for detailing.it is outragius
    The stench is still there

  8. peter says:

    seems like ,I have hogged the page
    No sign of anybody else,
    where are you hiding guys,
    no quips, no wise-cracks ,no funny remarks ,not even an anecdote to plaster a grin here.
    I feel lonely guys.
    don’t care to venture just one
    I got going guys .I have another engagement to attend

    see you in a bit

  9. Peter says:

    Life is tough ,sometime you must bend backward to make it work.
    But ,keep always in mind fellas that pressure makes diamonds!!!

    Don’t give up!!!!!

  10. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    What does “Every Jack to his trade” mean? They say this is a popular saying. There are others very used by American or English people in usual conversation on daylife. Now we ask Jeff and Lucy to include an eslpod with popular sayings. It could be fun and interesting.
    My best wishes to everyone in this beautuful world.
    From beautiful green and yellow Brazil.

  11. Peter says:

    Here, in the news all you here is the snow storm that is supposed to hit Greater Toronto area(GTA)
    They urge people to stay home and keep warm
    We are getting blizzard starting around midnigh and by crack of down tomorrow we get ankle deep snow(15 centimeter)
    And another 15 on the top of that by the evening.
    Schools may be closed
    And houses may be boarded up:)
    Such a life.
    Eslpod laugh it up!!! And go skinny-dip tomorrow:))

  12. Betty says:

    Every time I read Peter’s post about the freezing temperature in Toronto, I remember my bad knee when I was in England. I was worried that one day I could not walk anymore because my knees were so painful.

    Now I am in Hong Kong and my knees are not immune from the environmental corrosion.

    Instead of having cold weather to eat into my knees, I have to walk from my home uphill to the street downhill. The infrastructure is not so good in mid-level because it really cause the government too much money to keep up the infrastructures here.

    Even the bus companies were trying their best to find ways to cut down on the frequency of the buses etc. We protest and they back down.

    Walking down hill is a killer for knees, I have been thinking of making a small ‘toy’ for myself so that I can sit on a board and slide down hill.

    I must go, too much to do, it is Chinese New Year tomorrow, I must clean the house etc, but before that, I must go to the shops to buy some food because there will be no fresh food for a few days from tomorrow, all hard work must stop and everyone take it easy for a while, just like Christmas in the Western world.

    ???? – Kung Hei Fat Choy / Wish you a prosperous Chinese New Year of Rabbit 2011.

  13. Hi, I found a free eBook link on Wikipedia of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. There is even an audio-file from LibriVox.
    LibriVox are free audiobooks and they describe themselves as volunteers who record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. There goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

    Kind regards.

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