Podcasts This Week (October 21, 2013)

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ESL Podcast 940 – Ending Excessive Spending

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “perk” and “retreat.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Government Accountability Office.”
“The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is part of the U.S. ‘Congress’ (legislative or law-making body)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 421

Topics: Ask an American – Guardian Angels; blunder versus stumble; oh my God; keep doing what you’re doing

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Superheroes Anonymous.”
“A ‘superhero’ is a human with ‘supernatural’ (not explained by the laws of nature) powers…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 941 – Types of Shopping Areas

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 have (something) in mind” and “dead weight.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Mixed-Use Developments.”
“In recent years, many part of the United States have seen a ‘trend’ (increase or decrease in the popularity of something over time)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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8 Responses to Podcasts This Week (October 21, 2013)

  1. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    It seems to be a great week. Let’s wait and see.
    Aecio from here.

  2. Dan says:

    Thank you guys for Podcast 940 Ending Excessive Spending.

    Not that I have that problem, quite the contrary.

    It is a good one. I like the expression “gravy train”.

    This is the definition (funny as always from Urban Dictionary): A job where no work is involved. To get paid for doing nothing. Standing around at work and talking all day.

    I like that website because it is funny. Warning though, it is full of cursing and bad words.

    Thank you

  3. Myo ko ko says:

    Yes, I keep doing what I’m doing.
    By that, I mean I keep writing here on this lovely blog,
    it is of course exactly what I’ve been doing for a couple of years.
    In fact participating here helps me in building up my second language acquisition.
    So friends you all too, keep up the good works, I hope.

    Myo ko ko

  4. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    Dan, I like to read your words here because you always have such a good understanding of things. Congratulations! Are you a philosopher or a scientist? Your words sound to me like you are someone well bred. Good for you!
    Aecio from paradise.

  5. Dan says:

    Thank you Aecio

    I am just a simple guy trying to do my best with the given time
    I have on this spinning ball we call planet earth.

    Hi Emiliano, take care of yourself and get back.

    Thank you guys always a pleasure reading from every single one of yours

  6. Myo ko ko says:

    Hi guys
    I already know the word “perk” pretty well.
    It is thanks to my smart teacher Jeff’s easy-to-remember example.
    Here are his words about the word “perk,” not exactly, but I put down as long as I can remember:
    “Being a host of ESL podcast, a podcaster,” Jeff said, “I get the chance of being friends with people from
    around the world. This is one of the “perks” of my job.”

    And next thing to tell you guys,
    The other day, I was reading an English- version BBC news report,
    in it I came across a phrase ” part and parcel of.”
    To be honest, I didn’t know the meaning of that expression at that time.
    But I didn’t also try to look it up in the dictionary. ( Now you know what a lay guy I am! 😉 )
    I just wished I knew the meaning of it!

    Guys, look, in this newly-published ESL episode 940,
    I stumble upon that phrase and I get the chance of picking it up.
    ( I think Lucy was seeing my difficulty with that expression by her ‘sixth sense’ and so she put it there in the script! 😉 )
    Just kidding.

    Here I wanna stress is how handy our great teachers’ great podcasts come for us.

    Thanks my smart teachers, Jeff and Lucy, with heart of gold, for giving birth to my friends: ESL podcasts.
    (Now you see our teacher Jeff can also give birth to . . . well, you know it ! 😛 )
    Thanks my friends, ESL podcasts.
    You are my true friends. You are here with me whenever I need you.
    Because they say: “Friends in need is friends indeed.”

    Your ever friend
    Myo ko ko
    From . . .well, maybe from Hell, ( because my friend Aecio is from Paradise! 😉 )

  7. Dan says:

    Hey guys

    I do not know where you live, but over here
    we have, as every Fall, the invasion of stinky bugs.

    They try to get inside for the winter.
    I just collect them in a box and toss them outside again.

    Sometimes I get their stinky smell on.

    Little stinky bug please, go and shoot someone else…

  8. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    Hi Myo ko ko, can you tell me the difference between paradise and hell, can’t you? It is a matter of choice! Which have you chosen? I will meet you there whatever the place is. But one thing I know: I will go to the best place and I will take my friends along me. Good one!
    Aecio from here and there.

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