Podcasts This Week (July 8, 2013)

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ESL Podcast 910 – Plagiarizing a Paper

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “paper” and “to lift.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Detecting Plagiarism.”
“The “rise” (increased use and popularity) of the Internet has made it “easier than ever” (easier than ever before) for students to…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 406

Topics:  Ask an American – Corruption; cool versus cold; estate versus real estate; off to the races

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about the “Corruption Perception Index.”
“Transparency International is an organization based in Germany that “monitors” (observes; watches) international…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 911 – Correcting and Explaining in Conversation

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “downtime” and “left out.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Autocorrection and Autocompletion.”
““Word processors” (computer programs that make it simpler to create written documents, such as…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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7 Responses to Podcasts This Week (July 8, 2013)

  1. emiliano says:

    Godd sunday morning to all of you dear friends.
    Something about my travel to London:


    Yes, coming back from London to Madrid where there is home, what may I think or say about London and the English culture, seeing only a City like London?.
    Very few in fact, London is not England, it could be like a piece of the English culture when I have seen the old houses, the tradition, the Palace, and some of the Little cities that sorrounded the big Metrópoli.
    After eight days in the city only I could say I have been fascinated by the air, the people, and by London itself.
    To me one of the best and nicer cities I have been. Yes, I liked London absolutely.
    Their wide streets, the Thame River, of Course The Parlament, The Big Beng and the Tower of Londong one of the most interesting castles of strengths that I have seen in the middle of a city.

    So much history within its walls.
    English history but also history of some other European kingdoms from the Middle Ages.
    Yes, I was impressed by the Tower of London knowing something about the evens that keeps its walls, rooms, towers and dungeons.
    Ilustred people who were imprisoned within its walls and even beheaded inside the enclosure.
    Knowing the life of these persons and what represented in history of the world at that time.

    Again I have to say that was fascinating to walk within the walls of the Tower.

    Thomas Moro. Ana Bolena.Catherine Howard,Lady Jane Grey, Willian Laud
    The Crown Prince Ricardo and his brother Edward were asesinated inside the walls of the Tower
    and it is supposed was Richard III who could order the crime.
    Afterward William Shakespeare write a theatre play about RICHARD III, a very famous work
    of this incredible writer, who was born near the City.
    He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom c. 26 de abril de 1564 – ibídem, 23 de abril/ 3 de mayo de 1616

    I was in Stratfor-upon-Avon watching the Shakespeare´s city, and yes I liked it very much.


    The more illustred people who were executed inside the Tower were:

    •William Hastings, barón de Hasting (1483)
    •Tomás Moro, (1535)
    +Ana Bolena, reina consorte (1536)
    •Margaret Pole, condesa de Salisbury (1541)
    •Jane Boleyn, vizcondesa de Rochford (1542)
    •Catalina Howard, reina consorte (1542)
    •Jane Grey, reina (1554)
    •Robert Devereux, conde de Essex (1601)

    But even dozens of illustred people were in jail along years and years inside the Tower.

    (The Ravens of the Tower of London)

    The Ravens are one of the most famous elements of this monument, widely photographed and persecuted by the children. Many visitors are trying to lure them with food. And the guards of the Tower of London safe caring well for them…there are six who are the official number, and some other more to be alive to replace the dead one of the six.

    And it is to that account the legend that at time of Carlos II the wise assured the King that if one day the Ravens leaving the Tower of London realm and the fortress would be come down.

    One of the guards that protect the Tower, the Maestro de los Cuervos (“Ravenmaster”), cares for the Ravens and made an incision in one of the wings of the Ravens to avoid to go flying from the enclosure. There are large cages that secure the crows and many sitting in different parts of the enclosure.

    The legend has something to do with the great fire that destroyed London on 1666 but the Tower
    was safe may be because The Ravens were inside it.

    Well another episode about London or England history for another day.

    the gatufo (now at home in Madrid)



  2. Peter says:

    I m going to beloved NewYork for a couple of days.
    The nature of trip is :pleasure but business.
    The motive is ” Cronut.” :))

    I m serious , my friend and I planed a trip down there first to try ” Cronut ” and second to walk Manhatan street by street.
    We set out Tomorow 🙂

    Crount ,here we go :)))

  3. Cauat says:

    Hi Jeff and Lucy,
    I have just returned from my 12 days’ holidays in Myanmar. Now I have to catch up with all these podcasts & cafes.
    Today,Wow, I quite appreciate the dialog in podcast 907-“Buying tools at a Hardware Store”. You are really killing me!!! You are so funny….

    best regards,

  4. Betty says:

    Hi Emiliano

    Thank you for the lovely stories about your trip to London.

    Did you go to Stratford-upon-Avon as well? It is a very lovely place. I have been there before and I think it is a very beautiful place.

    I have no time to write much recently because I have started some English classes. It is only for a very short time and I have enjoyed the lessons a lot.

    I just want to say thank you for sharing your travel experience with us.

    All the best.

    Betty 🙂

  5. Cauat says:

    Hi Emiliano,

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful journey in London. I like traveling around different place, but it is a little expensive for me to take a trip in the developed country. Compare with my trip in Thailand last year, I would like to talk something about Maynmar.
    We spend 9 days in Mandalay, then Bagan, and Inle lake…

    My first impression is ,yes, people living in Myanmar with hospitality and simple, pure heart as it says! They just so nice to visitor even though they look strange.

    And Bagan, known for its temples and pagodas. I don’t know how to describe the magnificent scene I had seen: a beautiful sunset with more than 2700 temples & pagodas in a dusty, flat plain… I was just amazed the power of religion. And we had a boat trip in Inle Lake, visited some traditional handicrafts, and the water market, water in the village you can buy local homemade cigars, silverware, lacquer ware and wood carvings.
    And the long neck women.

    The living-standard in Myanmar is still very low, so it won’t be a comfortable trip, however, it is worth to have a trip in Myanmar.

  6. emiliano says:

    Some funny phrases in my language Castellano using the Word “eggs” or “balls”as (which are men´s attributes), I have treated to
    translate to English but it is not easy it cost me an egg.

    Let us see:

    The eggs, essential ingredient in many Castilian phrases.

    Here’s a tribute to eggs, that word which so many different expressions have been created in the Spanish language. Well, before I start, this post is not suitable for children under 7 years. That said … started!

    If you say “it (or costs) an egg” means it is something that is worth a lot or a lot of effort. We may also use the expression “and an egg!” Which means that no way, no, no and no.

    If we say “have a couple of eggs” means showing great courage in their actions.

    Next to number 3, as in the sentence “I care 3 eggs (also, I do three balls)” means nothing to me, happened completely the subject.

    And if we ascend a thousand pairs number get “cost him a thousand pairs of eggs,” which denotes a great difficulty to get something.

    Besides the numbers, depending on the verb to accompany eggs, its meaning varies greatly. So, not the same “have balls” (indicating great courage) that “has eggs Thing” denoting surprise and admiration, as well as importance.

    If we try now with the verb “put” we lean more towards a challenge: “put the eggs on the table” is as challenging someone to do something.

    Another variety that changes much meaning is the tense used. Thus, the present “I get the eggs” indicates discomfort or annoyance. The reflective, “touching the eggs” indicates laziness or laziness, and the imperative to “touch the eggs” is an exclamation of surprise.

    If we now turn to a synonym yours, damn, we also find a variety of uses and meanings. The prefixes or suffixes change their meaning: if we use the prefix a- as in “scared shitless”, expressing fear. If we use the prefix des- , as in “descojonarse” means laugh a lot a lot. With the suffix – udo , as in “helluva” says something very good that close to perfection.

    Prepositions also help us refine the expression. De means success as in “I went to hell”, but in other cases can also denote quantity, as in “it was cold as hell”, ie it was very cold. By voluntariness expressed as in “I will for balls” and to express the limit of endurance (I’m up to the hilt).

    Well, here are a few expressions that, surely, you have already heard on occasion. If you find some other variety that is not included in this post, I invite you to incluyáis your comments.


    There is no doubt that “the Castilian” has eggs if a speaker does not want to learn Castilian.

    And you can bet an egg and half of another that can take years to mastering a maternal language is not rich enough to understand “that requires cojones effort learning English, French or Castilian as intended” for Not to mention languages ??like Japanese, Russian, Arabic or Chinese.
    To study and master these languages ??if you have to have a good pair of “cojones”.

    With a couple of “what must be” …. may be ovaries also greets you as always,

    Have a good funny day and laugh as much as posibble.



  7. emiliano says:

    just a poem about love or not love, sorrow of missing the love one.

    Without you one more day
    endure hell every morning
    in my eternal and loneliness.
    I thought you’d be with me always
    And you go, you’re gone and
    Saying goodbye you left me
    not a word more
    Today I woke up without you
    where you are
    This world was not for you
    so young you left
    not knowing that I do not live any more
    Your absence can not face
    wherever you are
    soon be
    again traveling together
    another new path for
    Hand in hand forever
    happy to be together again
    to run a life, another life and endless
    that is my hope that leads me
    to spend the rest of my life without you

    el gatufo (Emiliano)

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