Monthly Archives: February 2011

Server Problems – UPDATE: Now Working

We are experiencing some problems on our server today. Some of our audio files are not downloading properly.  We are working to fix the problem as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience! ………… UPDATE Saturday, February 26, 12:00 … Continue reading

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Podcasts This Week (February 21, 2011)

The Learning Guide is the key to improving your English even faster. For example, in “What Else Does it Mean,” you’ll learn words, phrases, and idioms related to those you’ve heard in the podcast, but that may be difficult to … Continue reading

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“The Sound of Silence” – Simon and Garfunkel

In today’s English Cafe, Jeff talked about the movie The Graduate. The soundtrack of the movie (music used in the movie) contains several songs that have become classics (judged to be good overtime and is known by a lot of … Continue reading

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Listeners in Iran

To Our Listeners in Iran: Some of our listeners in Iran have reported that they have been unable to download our audio files for the past few weeks.  It appears that the service we use for our audio file downloads, … Continue reading

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Who’s Marrying Whom?

The New York Times recently ran (published) an interesting set of articles and graphics that underscore (emphasize) the changing face (appearance) of America. Because of immigration, the American population has always been diverse (made up of different groups of people). … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Winter Sports

Here in Southern California, we don’t take part (participate) in a lot of winter sports. The reason is obvious: there is little ice or snow. In other parts of the country — such as Minnesota, where Jeff was born — … Continue reading

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Podcasts This Week (February 14, 2011)

Do you want to improve your English? Read along as you listen to each episode and learn even more quickly. By getting the Learning Guide, you’ll also get more vocabulary, explanations, and cultural information. Become a Basic or Premium Member … Continue reading

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Podcasts This Week (February 7, 2011)

If you enjoy our podcasts, please consider supporting ESL Podcast by becoming a Basic or Premium Member! ………… ON MONDAY ESL Podcast 658 – Judging a Contest In the Learning Guide: Get a full transcript (written version of every word … Continue reading

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Mindful Seeing

I was distracted (my attention was taken away from what I was doing) yesterday by a blog post that took me first to a fascinating article and from there to an equally fascinating website. Mindful Seeing If you remember, in … Continue reading

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