Podcasts This Week (September 10, 2012)

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ESL Podcast 824 – Grooming a Successor

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 groom” and “to let (someone) down.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Corporate Succession.”
“Many companies “engage in” (are involved in) “succession planning,” trying to identify “new talent” (people who are good in a particular field or in a particular type of job) and groom…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 363

Topics:  Cigarette advertising and cigarette icons; how local government works; to assist in versus to assist with; calf versus cub; to hold forth

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Limits on Alcohol Advertising.”
“The legal drinking age in the United States is 21, and anyone under this age is not legally allowed to drink alcoholic beverages. To help…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 825 – Political Advertising

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 “out of hand” and “fed up.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Push Polling.”
” Some political campaigns use “questionable” (in doubt; controversial; not fully accepted) “tactics” (ways to do something) to…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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14 Responses to Podcasts This Week (September 10, 2012)

  1. zhao shanshan says:

    I am Chinese! I want to learn English!

  2. Peter says:

    Dear Zaho,

    Commit to Ealpod ;you will


  3. tania says:

    Hi! Dear Zhao, your luck. You have just found the wonderful ESLPOD learning English.
    Good luck!
    We hope to be one of our blog friends.

  4. tania says:

    Hi! Dear Emiliano, how are you?
    We all are missing you very much.

  5. Rafael says:

    Hi everyone.

    I was thinking today…. how about we practice each episode on Skype?

    For example, we can simulate a real conversation using the scrip of each podcast. I think this way we will memorize the vocabularies

    Let’s get started:

    My skype is: FAELJS

  6. Peter says:

    Yep, dear former Emiliano

    You have been missed

  7. robel says:

    hlw everyone how can i practice to learn English

  8. el gatufo says:

    Thank you Tania, Peter, Betty and every one of you.
    I am here at home just a little blue, but I hope to be again with
    you soon, for the moment I need some time to be recovered.

    I am reading all the comments that are really good.
    I have seen also new Blog´s friends that it is even better.

    Thank you again to all of you.


  9. Peter says:

    Dear Roble,
    The answer is simple ! “Stick to Eslpod.”
    Listen to Jeff lessons 5 or 6 times
    Read Lucy’s scripts As mutch as you can
    And , make sure you participate regularly in the blog forum we have going on here.
    Read posts ,and put down your thoughts here.
    Don’t worry If you make mistakes. We all do.
    The beauty of our blog is nobody judges their bolgmates’ writing.

    Best of luck my friend


  10. Peter says:

    Dear Rafael ,
    What do u mean by that 
    Speaking on Skype u mean

    Take it from me , it is not that easy my man
    Let me share sth with you 

    The nature of my previous job required me  to talk to people. about 10 percent of the people i used to converse on the phone were non- native speakers with the variety of accents depending of the place of their origine . Let me tell you, it would happen more often than not  that I couldn’t make anything of what they were saying.
    They would speak in English but the accents would make it hard to comprehend  them. 
    The thing is  ,communicating on the phone , you don’t see the person so you don’t have the element of body language on your side. 
    And, That makes it sometimes very difficult!!!
    I m telling you ,man 

  11. tania says:

    Hi! Dear Emiliano, we are waiting for you to be in the same extraordinary shape writing us every day.

    All the best to you,


  12. tania says:

    Hi! Dear Robel, be our blog friend to practice together the English language.
    Our dear teachers teach us every day.

  13. Betty says:

    Dear emiliano (el gatufo)

    I am very happy to find your message this morning. I think of you and your encouragement every time I visit this website. It is very strange not to have your messages to read regularly.

    However, as you have told us very clearly that you have been trying to recover, we understand and we will wait patiently for your wonderful stories.

    All the best wishes to you.

    Betty 🙂


    Myo Ko Ko who always leads us to thank our teachers has been absent a bit as well.

    It is a shame that internet is very expensive in Myo Ko Ko’s country. That’s why he cannot leave a message here for us as often as we like to see.

    Sometimes we really have to appreciate what we have got, and make the most of it.


    I am happy I have got my computer back yesterday. I am typing on my computer instead of on my iphone. I think my eyes are getting very bad since I have the iphone.

    I really love that little monster, it is so clever, and I use it a lot.

    When Dan told us to look up Brusimpiano, Italy, I entered the place on the map, clicked search, and all the “peace and quiet” appeared right in front of my eyes. Thanks Dan.

    I found many “Strada” on the map of Italy. It reminds me of an Italian car I used to own many years ago. It was a Fiat Strada. My Fiat Strada was a small family car. But when I look at the Fiat Strada 2012 from YouTube, it is such a big vehicle. With time, everything changes beyond recognition.


    Autumn is here, the ground is covered with falling leaves. The old leaves are giving way to new leaves which will arrive in good time before we notice.

    All the best to you all.

    Betty 🙂

  14. emiliano says:

    Thank you very much Tania, Betty, more or less I´ll do my best to be here soon.

    Thanks again dear friends.


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