Podcasts This Week (December 10, 2012)

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ESL Podcast 850 – Betting on Sports

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 “odds” and “margin.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Federal Wire Act.”
“The Interstate Wire “Act” (law) of 1961, usually referred to as the Federal Wire Act, “prohibits” (forbids; does not allow) certain types of…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 376

Topics:  Ask an American – The Appeal of Superheroes; property versus propriety versus proprietary; trust versus believe; little does he know; suffocated; to relish

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Golden Age of Comic Books.”
“The “golden age” (the period of time when something is strongest, best, and most important) of comic books lasted from the late…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 851 – Finding a House to Buy

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 “yard” and “condition.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Foreclosures and Short Sales.”
“Most Americans cannot “afford” (be able to pay for) a home with cash, so they have to “take out” (borrow) a loan known as a mortgage…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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7 Responses to Podcasts This Week (December 10, 2012)

  1. Peter says:

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    And , there you go, you have the lesson downloaded instantly in the index section of PDFReader.
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  2. Peter says:

    Dear Emiliano,
    It is sad that you think you English abilities are getting rusty. My friend ,let me tell you,it is just in your head. Stop knocking yourself down.
    I sometimes feels the same. Sometimes ,I feel like my English skills are not sharp enough. I feel like I can’t speak in Engkish like before. I feel like English words and expressions are slipping away. You know what I do when all these detrimental feelings hit me. I never go to a sad place. Instead ,I pick myself up ;dust myself off ,and start brushing up on my English.

    Man ,resume your regular participation here ,and before u know it ,you feel yourself ,in other words ,you feel you agin,English wise.



  3. emiliano says:

    Thanks Peter, using it as much as possible it is the best way of improve.
    Here in this big city is really difficult.

    When we live in Torrevieja, Alicante, we had a very good English woman
    friend and I was speaking English with her every day.
    Even Cuca taught her Spanish and I was their living diccionary.

    It was a very good time talking and laughing a lot with our dear
    English friends.
    My English revival strongly and her Spanish started to live with
    Cuca and me.
    Where are you now my dear friend Eileen? Cuca and emiliano miss you a lot.

    I need an Eileen, a Jeff or a dear Lucy living close to me no so far as
    L.A. California. Even you Peter would be a very good chance
    that´s for sure my friend, but also Betty, Sergi, Tania, Dan, …..or wich ever of you
    dear blogers.


  4. Dan says:

    Hi Peter,

    and thanks for your instructions.

    Again congratulations for what you are doing. I mean,the time that takes you to get at the workplace is crazy!
    As I was reading I went like F..k!

    And that thing about speaking that happens to me too.


  5. Peter says:

    My good friend Dan ,
    No sweat! We are all here to learn and gradually improve ourselves. Well,my friend. Acquiring a new language has never been easy ,but worth going for.


  6. Myo ko ko says:

    Dear teachers,
    I just get back to you!
    Do you still remember me? I doubt you do! 😉
    I was away from this site for a while. (yeah, for a while?! 😉 )
    but catching up on your podcasts and your blog. That is true.
    You know, for me, a day without ESL podcasts and ESL blog posts is kind of “middle of nowhere” in this English jungle.

    I’m really glad these days that our dear x 1000 friend, Emiliano, our senior, is just restoring his writings here.
    Dear emiliano, please accept this note as a token of my warm greetings. Also a bit of my belated birthday wish to you.

    Guys, by the way,
    Two days ago, I receive an email, in it, blaring these words as its headings.——-


    And the email continues;————–

    We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being the legal beneficiary/User of
    this selected e-mail address, selected for the Fifa 2014 Microsoft online promotional Awards.
    There was a computer ballot that was organized by the Microsoft Online Network and was
    sponsored by FIFA, MICROSOFT NETWORK, on Saturday 24th April 2012, at Johannesburg,
    South Africa. This promotion was held in South Africa because of the successful FIFA 2010
    WORLD CUP that was hosted in South Africa (2010) and the main aim of this award, is to
    promote the up coming FIFA 2014 WORLD CUP that will be host in Brazil.

    Five (5) email addresses was finally picked out from among the total 1,000,000 email
    addresses, and out of those 5 email addresses, your Email address is among the winning email
    address on the winning Pot, which was attached to Winning Numbers:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    and Bonus Number is xxxxxxxx and Winning Amount is US$400, 000.00 Dollars.


    Call Your Processing Director
    Mr. Robinson Packer
    Teleline: +xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    The Computer ballot qualified your Email address as one of the FIVE (5) winners of the said
    winnings must be claimed before 20-12-2012. You are required to fill the Form below, starting
    from your full name, etc. As listed below and forward it to your Processing Director Mr.
    Robinson Packer through the above e-mails and call his office directly.

    FORM A
    WINNING NUMBER: 14 21 30 39 40 47/31

    Thanks and Congratulations.
    From: Mrs. Bryan McDonald
    FIFA 2014 Microsoft Online Promotions

    Hey guys, now I’m waiting to receive the jacking pot that the above email stated.
    If I get the money transferred to me, I will transfer one third of it as a donation to my teacher Jeff. You know, one third of it means 100 000 US dollars!!

    Well, a sad ending of the story comes in here,
    I googled the official website of FIFA, and searched the site to confirm if there was such a promotional activity.
    Not surprising, there was not such an event on the site.
    I’ve just found out that this email was scam, a fraud. how sad it could be than that!

    Don’t worry for me.
    I really received such an email two days ago. But I just didn’t respond it. I’m not a sucker even though suckers are born every minute! 😉


  7. emiliano says:

    Hi friends, as we are in the season of giving why we don´t give a
    little donate of $ 10.00 to our beloved site ESL?

    It could be a good idea to support our prefer English site it would
    be like a little gift.

    Happy Christmas to every one


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