Podcasts This Week (March 12, 2012)

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ESL Podcast 772 – Types of People at Work

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “lay of the land” and “to get in (someone’s) way.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Office.”
“Some popular American television shows are “adaptations” (slightly changed versions) of British TV shows. One of these is The Office, which is a…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 337

Topics: Famous Authors – Stan and Jan Berenstain and the Berenstain Bears; getting married; to stand for versus to refer to (as); the past simple and the present perfect tenses; especially

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Marriage Vows.”
“In the U.S., many wedding ceremonies use some “version” (similar to, but not exactly) of the traditional Christian “marriage vow” (the words of love and promise said between the two people getting married).  The traditional vow is usually something like this…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 773 – Dealing With Debt

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “behind” and “charge.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Debt Consolidation.”
“Many Americans “live beyond their means” (spend more money than they make; have an expensive lifestyle they cannot pay for) by using credit cards and loans…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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3 Responses to Podcasts This Week (March 12, 2012)

  1. Peter says:

    Myo you are smack-dab right:))
    Becarful what you wish for ,referring to your common with respect to “loving part”:
    Let me draw the picture for you.
    Imagine Eslpod a as a university language course. we are all attending the course to hone our English skills and abilities ,right!!
    Well,it is an untypical class since the students come from 4 corners of the world to sit to the lecture of our dear professors Jeff and Lucy.
    Everyday ,we commute a long time from across the world to participate in the class at a certain time. regardless the different time zone we live at,we all walk in the class almost at the same time:). We sit to our assugned chairs and next thing we know the class time is up , you know why it goes by so fast? It is all because we enjoy every part of it ;moreover,Jeff as it is his wont 🙂 get the lesson mix up with all fun and of course his charm. So, it is all more enjoyful than a typicall over boring ,dead serious class as most university classes are. We attend the class enthusiastically,with an eye towards writing sth on the blog perhaps right sfyer the class.the class is over.we leave the class as we all talking about how amazing the lesson was and how skillfully Jeff delivered it,right! We tail off all happy and satisfied.
    And ,my friend it is when the sad part starts,at least for me
    You guys go home with an ant in your pants :)to go write sth to the blog as the response to the essay homework our fear profs put up there. But , sadly it does not go down the way it goes for you guys passed the class time.
    I never get to go home and wind down while ferementing a set ideas and thoughts in my mind (brainstorming)regarding dropping a line on the blog.
    No ,my friend,all I do is some compulsary practicums I m given every day right after the class. You get to relax after the school . I ,instead, get to go out therr to challenge every sing word and expression in a harsh environment of cultural and background disparity. Needless to say that Eslpod help me survive the hardship. But sometimes the pressure is on,way passed any surviving maeasure.

    So ,my friend
    Always becarefull what you wish for

    The bonehead:))

  2. Peter says:

    Life, they say , turn on a dime. I manage to land some part time Job in a Lingustic facility.

    It is amazing!!
    The money is not very good but it is steady.
    After months of being on budget ,it is a welcoming job.
    Besides, I love being involved with English language. After all, it has been my life since I have known myself.
    It is time to pay back sth to my society. The job is a full time Job. But , half volentreer ,half paid job.
    Well,as long as I m involved with the field.
    Just imagine , you job is something that you do e everyday as your major hobby.
    I m so fortunate that way.

    I can’t Belive they accept me but they did it. It was my 35 th evaluation test Over the past 3 years.
    I faile the last 34th time.

    The bonehead:)) ( see it no just a pen name , 34 th times , I m really a bonehead:))

    I get a minimum wage which is 10:25 per hour.the money is laughable. I know. The truth is ,I m a TA ( teacher assistance )

    Don’t judge md please,I just wanted to get my foot in the door.

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