Podcasts This Week (May 2, 2011)

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ESL Podcast 682 – Minor Medical Injuries

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 camp” and “to twist.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Items Found in a First Aid Kit.”
“A “first aid kit” is a small box that has emergency medical “supplies” (things that are used for a particular purpose). First aid kits are often a white metal box “marked” (with a particular symbol or image) with a large red “cross”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 292

Topics:  Buffalo Soldiers; Famous Songs: Oh My Darling, Clementine; to be concerned about/in/with; to erase versus to delete; “how do you say…” for written English

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Bob Marley and ‘Buffalo Soldiers’.”
“If you think of reggae music, you probably think of Bob Marley. Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley was a musician born in Jamaica in 1945, who is today considered one of the greatest…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 683 – Using a Video-Sharing Website

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 “view” and “to be flagged.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Digital Millennium Copyright Act.”
“The Digital Millennium Copyright “Act” (law) became law in 1998. It “amended” (changed) existing laws to “extend” (make something bigger or further-reaching) “copyright protections”… – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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13 Responses to Podcasts This Week (May 2, 2011)

  1. Daniel Welsch says:

    As always, I’m impressed with your prolific podcasting!

  2. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    Every time I read one eslpod I learn more. This is why I am perhaps the best costumer in this space. Dear Jeff I only have to send you my regards.
    Aecio from beautiful green and yellow Brazil.

  3. Peter says:

    For the belated this week Eslpod schedule:)))
    I haven’t resumed on audio part yet
    At some point ,I should start in on that
    I m about one year and a half behind
    I can catch up in two week time though
    Good thing,I have all of them downloaded in my iPhone so i carry Jeff around like always:))
    But,the thing is I have my iPod with me like always and sometimes the temptation to start off on a new tv show supersede the ache for listening the Jeff:)
    I usually stumble on something that I don’t know every 5 or 6 episode.
    Interestingly enough ,my girlfriend is a British lawyer and she follows Jeff. I introduced her to the world of amazing Jeff.
    Normally, we stumble on the same thing that we both don’t know.
    She does not know all the expressions and terms Eslpod explain.
    And she is an English wiz.
    She has taken interest in Jeff’s way of writing ,big time
    And she is stunt by Lucy’s canon in senses of how she manage to know all these
    But she never has put down a commont here because it is not fair to us
    She is a very powerful writer.
    And she is a good home fra 🙂
    She is the best. Who dares to say otherwise!!
    She is skinny

  4. Sergio says:

    Yeah, a lesson a little bit more difficult, but not painfull: learning is like “rise and shine”, isn’t it?
    About “cramp”, somebody remember “The Cramps”, the terrific band in the 80’s played “A date to Elvis”?

  5. Peter says:

    It just occured to me
    Lucy and Jeff are bottomless source of English Language.
    It has been more than 5 years still they have not run out.
    They are like the sun,constant knowledge spewing still have the capacity of emiting English expressions and terms for another million years:
    Good analogy, isn’t it?:))
    Guys,stand up infront of a full-length mirror and check urself .English terms are all over you.
    If you brush off ur self the lent would be Lucy’s expressions:)))

  6. Peter says:

    Eslpod team
    I was hoping If you might have somd insight as to how I can get ride of my accent.
    It is the only flaw in the way to perfection.
    Mimicking Did not work
    Two years of Lips and tongue movements went down the drain
    One year of music lessons to get the rhythm of Americans speakers was totally fruitless
    The only minor success came to me with constant listening to Jeff
    It miracously has changed my strong accent to something lighter and wiered so no one can place my accent anywhere
    Still my accent is there
    Any hint guys
    I m in sore need and desperate
    I feel totally self conscious about it
    What I wouldn’t give to put on Lucy’s accent
    I m totally serious

  7. Peter says:

    Don’t get me wrong
    I m not squandering the great gift which is Eslpod persay
    I m just saying u mingle have something in your sleeve

  8. Abdullah Alshreaf says:

    i am a Libyan young man. I am a newer in this website.
    I have a little bet problem, I am working in translation office and trying to translate and understand from the TV channel of BBC news but without avail each time i try i feel that i can’t understand what they are saying. so please could you advice me which is the best way to get me in touch and how to deal with this snag.

  9. Peter says:

    My new blog Mayr Abdula,
    Keep listening to every episod 5 or 6 times without reading the transcripts
    Then listen to him one last time as you r reading the written part.
    That way you enhance your listening skills.
    It is time consuming though,
    And try to expand your vocabulary
    Listening to BBC, you need an extensive vocabulary
    Try to listen to an English radio station every Chance you get.
    It takes time though
    Give urself 3 or 4 years ,and I m putting it slightly
    It seems so out of reach, but if you apply yourself ,it is double.
    Good luck,
    Practice and be patient ; that is the key

  10. Peter says:

    Sth occurred to me just know
    You know what ,
    There is a quid-pro-quo to everything(somebody does sty for you, in return you do sth for them.in other words,u return a big favour with a big favour)
    We have been negating this rule folks for a good 5 years.
    Continuing on doing this ,we don’t come off good!!

    If we consider Eslpod as the quid
    We are the quo
    So quid is all about giving and caring
    And quo…… Shame on us. I got nothing to fill up the blank
    Sorry folks
    Mean to be a jerk
    But the best analogy ever
    You get the hint

  11. Peter says:

    The world runs on tricks everybody plays

  12. Sergio says:

    Hiya dr. Jeff,
    as I see it, you sing as well as I play guitar… Do you need a guitar player for a jam session? I’m going to learn “Buffalo Soldiers”…
    A huge professionalism and sense of humour too.
    My compliments (or congratulation?).

  13. Silvia says:

    Many thanks Jeff for your incredible work !
    I’m so glad that I’ve discovered this site

    Continue this way, you’re helping us a lot !

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