Podcasts This Week (August 22, 2011)

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ESL Podcast 714 – Dining with a Foodie

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 “a touch” and “pairing.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Popular Food and Wine Magazines.”
“Gourmets not only enjoy eating great food, but also reading about it. In recent years, “food magazines” (magazines that are all about food) have become very popular. Many people subscribe to magazines like…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 308

Topics:  Famous Authors – Herman Melville; the Ku Klux Klan; to locate versus to position versus to localize; to keep on your toes; to roll with the punches; to suffer from versus to die of/from

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “How Starbucks Got its Name.”
“If you visit or live in the United States, you know that it would be difficult to travel through any medium or large city without seeing a Starbucks.  Starbucks is a “chain” (business with many locations) of coffeehouses, where people can buy…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 715 – Outsiders Moving In

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 “adapt” and “to drive out.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Consumer Price Index and the Cost of Living Allowance.”
“The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measurement of how the prices of “consumer goods” (things bought by individuals and families, not by businesses) change over time. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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3 Responses to Podcasts This Week (August 22, 2011)

  1. Peter says:

    As you hear there is an old saying that goes:”Practice makes perfect”
    Thank Eslpod for providing us with the opportunity.

  2. Peter says:

    Morning fellow citizens in the Eslpod land.
    Another week comrades,
    Count your blessing my counterparts that Eslpod is still up and running
    But ,there is an end for everything.
    The only reasonable action is to push it back,not say our prayers everynight by our bed that “God make it perpetual,let Eslpod last us all out.”
    I hate to be the bearer of sad tidings,but the world we live in does not work that way.
    Take action folks that if you snooze you loose
    Guys , take it from me,I can start to begin how valuable is the small details that our dear Prefossors have been providing us.
    For almost 10 years I poked every corners,and I turned up every stone for finding the reasons behind words and expression so I could use them with confidence. No success, what so ever , until 5 years ago when I hicthed my wagon to Jeff and Lucys’ and their phenomenon ” Eslpod.”
    My blog mates,
    Jeff says it all
    His exeptional narrative skills have made the learning routine cool and interesting.
    The small details Jeff come up with and the eneries in Lucy’s canon are the key.
    All I said is coming from the bottom of my heart, accept them with no grain of salt.
    What I just wrote is not a typical hyperbola to praise sb. It is a hard fact.



  3. Peter says:

    Dear Johnny,

    Thanks to you for all the kind words and support you threw on my way on the latest post entry on this blog of ours.
    I really appreciate the kind words.
    I always enjoy reading my classmates’ comments on the blog, and need less to say that I take away a lot from them.
    I totally agree on your point of view about the Grammar usage in English language.
    But,if you allow me.
    I wanna give you my two cents
    Don’t get me wring. Grammar usage is as imperfect as any part of English language .but, the thing is sentence structures play a vital role in learning English language.
    I always pay attention to the sentence structures that Lucy,warren,and Jeff use in composing their posts,and scripts.the sentence structures are the grammar we need.
    You know what, for my money, Jeff’s talk on English caffe : the sentence structures he applies while discussing the words and expressions more importantly the side talk he sometimes adds all are the best way of adopting an acceptable Working English command(using English in real life)
    I always listen to Jeff carefully and try to use the sentence structures he utilizes in both real life situations and making out Memorandums and essays.
    So ,if I were you ,I wouldn’t exhaust myself cramming a lot of Grammar rules and Exceptions. Take it from me ,they are very Elusive( you forget them
    Just study the basics of Grammar. Don’t get side tracked by them
    And pay close attention to Our dear professors’ sentence structure and punctuation style.
    You do that ,and you are good to go.
    Money back Guaranty.



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