Podcasts This Week (October 28, 2013)

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ESL Podcast 942 – Daily Chores on a Farm

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “stall” and “to weed.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Common Agricultural Products in the U.S.”
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English Cafe 422

Topics: American Presidents – Lyndon B. Johnson; foreigner, alien, and other terms for people from other countries; provided (that) versus assuming (that); urgency versus emergency

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Harlem Riot of 1964.”
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ESL Podcast 943 – Making a Will

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “will” and “of sound mind.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Wills.”
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9 Responses to Podcasts This Week (October 28, 2013)

  1. Øyvor Steinsheim says:

    Oh, eventually a podcast about farming, thanks a lot!!!=)
    I`m probably the only farmer of the members here…or a retired one..
    Borned and raised on a farm I have lots of good memories, it was not a huge farm, and far from the way they
    do farming nowadays, my grandma had three cows only, they had names and we cared a lot for them..
    up here there is clay only, so we had a tiny field for crop and the rest had to be food for the animals.
    The bad conditions for growing wheat to other food crops were the main reason that people from here
    searched for better land in America, like thousands other Europeeans.
    Lyckily I´m still in touch with relatives in Michigan and Minnesota that also were born on my farm.

  2. Dan says:

    Thanks Oyvor for sharing that.

  3. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    I have seen the farming PODCAST and all I have to say is that it is wonderful, maybe because it fits me and makes me remember the old times when I lived in the country, had animals and plants to take care. living in a farm has its own problems but all are easy to resolve, just trying and doing everyday. Don’t let work to get volume, do as they come and everything will be fine. About the health you get by living in the nature, clean water, fresh food, exercises with the muscles, good smell, birds around, green everywhere and so forth.
    Come again, Lucy, and bring us great subjects like this one. My compliments and fell flattered.
    Aecio from Earth.

  4. Øyvor Steinsheim says:

    Dear Aècio!
    So you`ve been a farmer too!! It would be great to know more about what kind of farming? Maybe I could learn some new phrases too from your post=)
    I agree to what you writes here, thanks a lot for sharing=)

  5. Myo ko ko says:

    I’m sorry to inform you that I can’t drop any comment for this time around!
    ‘Cuz I’ve been milking since early wee hours and I’ve got to do my daily errands
    on this very farm. After sunup, I’ve got to go to the farm to weed some weeds out!
    Do you know that watering the plants on this particular farm is always a pain in the neck for me?
    Who is with me to give me a helpful hand with these repeated routines on this farm?
    You never know a farmer’s chores never end!

    Myo ko ko
    With crops, plough, and rain drops!

  6. Tania says:

    Hi! Sylvester Stallone is and a famous painter. I have seen on TV news.

  7. Tania says:


    Halloween 2013…the day when All Saints are honored and we have to frighten away the spirits.
    We have pumpkins for carving in our stores, too.
    Many children and youngs accept this feast.
    I prefer the classic pumpkin pie.

  8. Tania says:

    We have a special publishing house named “Goosebumps” (the same English name) with books for children to frighten them with scary things.
    I don’t think to be a good idea.
    I believe in nice things, in love , in tenderness… and our children must live in this spirit.

  9. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    Hi Øyvor Steinsheim. I have read your words referring to me as a farmer. But this is not the whole truth. In fact I lived in the country for 20 years with my wife but I didn’t milk cows, I didn’t ride a horse. Speaking straight, I lived there cause after 54 years of work I got tired of cities with too many people around. Words for living in a farm are for instance fence, plants, fruit, crops, hunting, and hens and so on. The best thing in a farm is to sleep all night in silence, no noise but owls wooing outside, some bats flying, toads, and more. Did you like it? Come again and get answers from me. People say I am funny. I don’t know. What do you think?
    Aecio from nowhere but moon. One day I will get on a Hspacecraft and travel to my planet out of space. I don’t belong here.

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