Podcasts This Week (November 7, 2011)

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ESL Podcast 736 – Following One’s Dream

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 pass (one) by” and “guts.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Survivalist Movement.”
“The “survivalism movement” refers to people and groups that are preparing for future “disruptions” (interruptions; problems) in “society” (how people are organized to live together). Some “survivalists” are worried about “natural disasters”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 319

Topics:  No-Tuition Colleges; the Sacco-Vanzetti Trial; log and log in/log on; explanation versus interpretation; pronouncing consonant clusters

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Paying College and University Expenses.”
“While some college and university students are “supported by” (have their expenses paid for by) their parents, many other students “struggle” (try to overcome difficulties) to pay for tuition and other expenses…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 737 – Kitchen Appliances

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 “range” and “toaster.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Minor Kitchen Appliances.”
“Most kitchens in the United States have “major appliances” (large appliances) like a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and microwave. But they can also have many “minor appliances”…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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12 Responses to Podcasts This Week (November 7, 2011)

  1. Peter says:

    Another week huh?
    Seems like you travel a lot.
    Have you ever been in toronto. It is a beautiful place with intact nature and all the great lake view downtown commercial buildings. I admit some has peek-a-boo lake views(thanks to Lucy) still if you go to their roof top bars,and restaurants you have panorama views of different part of Lake Ontario and Centeral island which is less than one kilometer off sure (out into lake)
    Come summer time, though
    People are friendly down here

  2. Peter says:

    Guys ,
    I just noticed the statement on the header
    The claim is totally true, Eslpod and learning guide really help you get a head in every aspect of your social and privet life.
    I m living the language everyday.
    Let me tell you sth ,since my introduction to Eslpod ,I have found my self better assimilated both culturally and socially.
    I m not saying to please boss 🙂
    I have started learning Esglish as a child . I got quite afew English diplomas. I studied English literally in all the prestigious English institute back home.
    More generally, I studied English growing up.
    So , take it with no grain of salt from me, Jeff’s approach and technique is quite noble and efficient.
    I have been studying English over my entire adult life and I m telling you guys, if sb ask me when did I start to get a hang of English language. my answer will be in the year 2007 when I first stumbled on ESLOD. What I did before in terms of learning English was quite waste of time and money.
    With no exception, on every single blog post and on every lesson Eslpod has something new for me.
    The situation has been on for 5 years streaight.sadly, It never fails:)

    By now,

  3. Peter says:

    My biggest fear is one day I woke up to the fact that Eslpod has discontinued its productions.
    Our pelimenary membership helps Eslpod move forwards.
    Our primary membership helps Eslpod leap forwards.
    We snooze ,we loose
    Step forward!!!
    Let’s us have the luxury
    We owe that much to our dear profs. It is the least we can do.
    Let’s do it
    Let’s make it happen
    Let’s chip in to get our eslpod last is all out!!!

    Keep in mind comrades:
    “Eslpod is not a right; it is a privilege.”

    My cyber counterparts,
    Let’s eslpod leap forwards.

    By now

  4. daniela says:

    hi guys! I’m Daniela from Italy! I listened to hundreds of ESL podcasts ( English anytime, everywhere!) since I’m moving to UK and I want to improve my listening skills, the weakest ones.
    ESL podcasts are amazing and full of idiomatic expressions from real spoken English. just a doubt: will they help me in UK? They sound pretty like american english, I’m afraid I should switch to something more cockney 🙂 I’d mind, cause I fancy the method used by ESL audios. Anyway I haven’t spent in Britain time enough to figure out it. Tell me about and suggest 🙂

  5. Myo ko ko says:

    You know….. kinda…
    kinda….Emm…..kinda…. well 😛

    T’is this word: “Thank You” that we’re used to saying whenever we get any forms of help from someone else. Umm?
    Now I find myself articulating that phrase: “Thank You” to ESL Podcast Team!!!
    ‘Cause they help me get a hang of the English language,
    yeah this very language: English! which used to be a pain in my neck in the past.

    But please don’t you forget – My “thankfulness” is of bona fide. You never know! 😀

  6. Peter says:

    I m wondering of you guys in Europ have day light saving time. Every year ,early the time has been fallen back one hour ,and in spring time , the time has been sprung one hour ahead.
    Yesterday’s 730 is today’s 830
    They do it to save electricity,I guess.
    Do u guys have it as well?
    Jeff,did you set the time one hour back or what?

  7. Peter says:

    American accent Is distinctively different with the one of U.K.
    Now that you live there
    You listening skills improve way faster.
    Because everywhere you go you hear Britisk talk the language.
    And you turn in TV and there u go.
    You have ample of sources through which you can perfect your listening.
    Don’t worry about that.
    It comes to you without even you realizing them
    You know,I undrestand Americans say Jeff and Lucy even if I don’t want to,no matter how fast they speak.
    But,British I can’t undrestand them fully.
    Jeff and Lucy have American accent. Watch news.
    Focuse on other aspects. Listening comes to you fast.

  8. Betty says:

    Hi Peter

    I have not travelled a lot, not enough anyway.

    We are inspired by the media to go and explore the world while we can. Yes it is better to have seen and done everything before one kick the bucket (you know where this line comes from if you have listened to Lucy in ESL Podcast 526 – Talking About Age).

    I hope to be able to see more countries when my feet are still up to all the walking. The trouble is finding time and money.

    Yes, thank you for reminding me, I really must visit Canada one day – I have never been but I have always wanted to be.

    I will take your advice and come in Summer time. It is far too cold in the winter, isn’t it?

    I would like to congratulate you on obtaining the Canadian Citizenship. It is nice to have the freedom to stay in a country of your choice.

    All the best wishes to you.


  9. Peter says:

    Thanks Betty for the nice words
    I got my citizenship long while ago
    Thanks anyway,
    I got American Green card as well. But ,I chose to get Canadian citizenship.
    All things considered,Canada ,I guess,is the best place for foreigners to live. And above all, health is free.
    Canada is really a haven for elderlys.
    I barly go to doctor. I m 33-34
    Still,last year I broke my leg and I didn’t pay even a penny.
    Hospital,doctor visit ,the cast I had on all was for free.
    Once I got food poisoning very bad.
    I was taken to hospital by ambulance ,and I was hospitalized in a semi-privet room for two days all for free.
    Canada is the best.
    The cost of just ambulance is 1500.
    But,in U.S it cost you arm and leg if you break you arm or your leg seriously.

  10. emiliano says:

    Hi daniela,

    with Jeff and Lucy permission, I know they don´t mind if I may help you with your fears about British accent, there is
    also a nice good podcast in British English that is conducted by a good humor man called Peter Carter, the podcast is:
    “Listen to English Learn English” and it is in the Itunes also.
    He is really nice and a good professor too and his English is absolutely British.
    It is not difficult, he speaks not so fast as the BBC proud speakers, I hate their proud fast way of speaking as if they were
    the only good speakers of the world, but Peter Carter is nice and quite amusing.

    Lucy, Jeff and Warren are the best ones by all means, but this man and his “Listen to English Learn English” are really good
    too if you like to listen to the British way of speaking.
    Now I prefer American accent, of course, but I like to listen to the British some time and Peter Carter is funny too.

    Good luck in England, if I could flee be sure I´ll go too as soon as possible despite I am a retired man.

    Spanish atmosphere is going to be unhealthy, more or less (sorry Daniela) like the Italian.
    What have we done to deserve this?
    That could be a good question.

    I hope the best for you in the new country.


  11. Betty says:

    Thank you, Emiliano, I went straight to the Listen to English website and I was the happiest person on earth. How do you know all these good websites?

    I hope daniela follow your advice and be merry as well. 🙂

  12. Betty says:

    I forgot to mention why I was happy when I visited the website that Emiliano suggested.

    I find something very suitable for little children in there. Those colourful stories and songs will keep my 3-year-old niece busy. She always wants to see what’s inside my computer and now she will be happy to find something for her.

    About accent, I think it is better not to think too much about wanting to listen to what accent. We need to be able to understand as many accents as possible.
    In any case, I don’t find Jeff and Lucy have any accent, their spoken English is very clear and understandable English. That’s all we need.

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