Podcasts This Week (August 27, 2012)

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ESL Podcast 820 – Performing Poorly at Work

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to drop the ball” and “tight.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Employee Privacy Rights.”
“There have always been many questions “surrounding” (around; about) people’s right to “privacy” (the state of having secrets or independence, without other people knowing too much about oneself), and particularly…”  – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 361

Topics: Ask an American – The global economy; insidious versus vile versus despicable; lock and load; fancy versus fanciful

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index.”
“The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) is an economic “indicator” (a sign of the current status of something) of how…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 821 – Eating Contaminated Food

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “off” and “sour.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Major Food Poisoning Incidents.”
“There have been many “outbreaks” (occurrences of a disease in many people) of “food-borne illnesses” or “food poisoning” (sickness caused by food) in the…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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7 Responses to Podcasts This Week (August 27, 2012)

  1. Dan says:

    Hello everyone,

    I am sorry, but I found this on a science blog:

    “For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

    This is a statement from Mr. Amstrong’s family.
    I just wanted to share it with you guys, isnt’it beautiful?


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  3. tania says:

    Hi! Yes, very poetical “see the moon smiling down at you”…
    Thank you.

  4. Rafael says:

    I laughed when I heard “yeah” in the end of the first episode.

  5. Mon says:

    I am from Thailand. I really like the ESL Podcast as I download it in my smart phone and listen it everyday. I must say that it is really helpful to me because I am quite poor in Listening part. However, my listening skill can be improved by this tools. Thank you Dr. Jeff and all ESL staffs.

    Anyway Can I have Dr. Jeff’s email?

    Best Regards
    Wimon S.

  6. Peter says:

    Hi guys,
    Just so you know ,
    I took a few days off holing up at a cottage ,a small cabin by a beach called Wasaga beach.
    Wasaga beach is A city situated in the southern end of Gerigian Bay. It is a prime tourist destination for Torontonians in summer time ,mostly on the weekends.
    There is not much going on during the week ,though. It is a good place for a bit of a downtime ,away from The hustle and bustle of the city.
    It is a good two-hour drive from Toronto. When you drive alone , two-hour drive feels like you drive to the other side of the moon.
    It makes a good listening time for me,thouh:)) I just got here. So ,I figured , what the hell, let’s drop a line here.
    I dont own the cabine ,I rented the cabine


    The loner :))

  7. Betty says:

    Have a nice time, Peter.

    I envy you.

    I wish I can do the same as you, drive two hours to a nice tourists attraction, and, just enjoy what the nature has offered us – the nature.

    All the best

    Betty ??

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