Podcasts This Week (September 30, 2013)

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ESL Podcast 934 – Watching Special Effects

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to blow up” and “to mess with (one’s) mind.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Landmarks in Special Effects.”
“The history of American filmmaking is ‘marked’ (characterized) by many ‘landmarks’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 418

Topics: American Authors – Dorothy Parker; how to become a nurse; athlete versus player; hazard versus risk; to quit versus to call it a day

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Shortage of Nurses in the U.S.”
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ESL Podcast 935 – Showing Signs of Age

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to thin” and “character.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Methods men Use to Appear Younger.”
“In American society, it is common for women to do things to ‘appear’ (seem to be) younger…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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9 Responses to Podcasts This Week (September 30, 2013)

  1. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    It seems I am the first again and I am very proud of it. This next week promises to be impressive with the POSCASTS anounced above by Jeff/Lucy. I am looking forward it. Let’s just wait.
    Aecio from here.

  2. emiliano says:

    There is not bigger stupidity that trying to teach who does not want to learn, gatufo´s proverb.

    Flu and lie have a lot in common, always hurt the affected by them, anonymous proverb.

    Person owns their silence but are slave of their words, Spanish proverb.

    From the tree of silence hangs the fruit of safety, Arabian proverb.

    Silence is a Wall around the Wisdom, Arabian proverb.

    So, Silence is Golden…. A song of The Tremeloes


  3. Myo ko ko says:

    Hey Jeff,
    There Lucy brought methods for you!
    “Methods men use to appear younger” in the culture note of #935.
    But better off not to use them.
    You’re perfect the way you are now
    and just feel better about yourself.

    You go all out when it comes to writing scripts.
    You cover every nook and cranny, all subjects that is.
    Every week good scripts are being pumped out from your head. You are that smart.

    With a smart teacher with humor sense explaining your second-to-none scripts,
    who are the guys who have good command of English other than us, your listeners?!

    Always Yours
    Myo ko ko
    Writing from home sweet home Myanmarn

  4. ilmarrucci says:

    these are wisdom pearls!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    Emiliano, in my opinion that is the best comment ever. Congratulations! What are friends for? Friends should never die. Do you agree?
    Aecio from nowhere.

  6. emiliano says:

    Of course Aecio, I do think so.

    Thanks ilmarruci, I think they are.

    I have another of my own, yes I have, it is difficult of following and every day
    I repeat it in soft voice to me…, ja,ja, may be I talk too much…

    “My mouth it has to be closed but my mind must be open instead”.

    Too much to think about.


  7. safaa says:

    good working

  8. emiliano says:

    Today like yesterday
    is the same
    to be born it was
    to be dead it is
    equel for me, for you
    live and die at the end
    is a dream.

    Nudes were born
    we start with nothing
    too much accumulate
    without thinking or premonition
    that at the end we left
    without even a dress
    it is unnecessary for this trip.

  9. emiliano says:

    The fifteenth-century a Spanish poet reminds us every time
    we read the verses composed on the death of his father.

    Seeing him cold in his coffin, the great poet was born around 1440
    could think and compose some songs filled today.

    Today equals, his words are as relevant as ever.
    Below write some of their songs, the most meaningful or understandable
    by man or woman of today, any country, any religion,
    or not.
    The end is the same for all of us.

    Beauty in the song, lyrics, great feeling and sadness recodando
    who we are and what we have.
    We are big or small rivers that flow into the sea, which is death for all, and without the sea finds out if were large and mighty rivers, or small and short.

    Anyway, it’s the same for everyone, just as we are born we die and leave the place to new waters, never the same, it will die at sea.



    Remember the sleeping soul,
    enliven the brains and wake up
    how life happens,
    how death comes
    so quiet,
    how soon will the pleasure,
    how after agreed,
    gives pain,
    how, in our view,
    any time spent
    was better.

    Well if we look at this
    how at one point is gone
    and done,
    if we judge wisely,
    we will do not come
    by the past.
    fool No no, no,
    thinking that will last
    you’d expect,
    rather than what he saw lasted
    because all must pass
    by that way.

    Our lives are rivers
    that are getting in the sea,
    which is death,
    there are the feudal
    rights will end
    and consume,
    there the rivers flow,
    there the other medium
    and smaller,
    and arrivals are equal
    the living by their hands
    and the rich.

    This world is the road
    to the other, which is home
    without regret;
    most meets have good sense
    to walk this journey
    without missing.
    We start when we are born,
    we walk as we live,
    and we
    fenecemos while,
    so when we die
    we rest.

    Ved of how little value
    are the things upon which we walk
    and run,
    which in this treacherous world,
    die first even
    lose them:
    age rid of them,
    of them ragged cases
    that occur,
    for them, for their quality,
    in the highest states

    Tell me, the beauty,
    the gentle freshness and complexion
    of the face,
    the color and the white,
    when old age comes,
    what is for?
    Las tricks and lightweight
    body strength and
    everything becomes graveza
    when it reaches the outskirts
    of senescence.

    A very good Spanish poet from the time or Catholic Kings
    Isabel of Castilla and Fernando of Aragón.
    The poet lived and died about 1440 / 1480 more or less.

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