Podcasts This Week (December 2, 2013)

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ESL Podcast 952 – Dealing With Rising Production Costs

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 absorb” and “table.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Use of ‘Table’ in Parliamentary Procedure.”
““Parliamentary procedure” refers to the rules and guidelines that a group of people…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 427

Topics: Famous Authors – E.B. White; Name change after marriage; appliance versus utensil; to jibe (with) versus to be at odds with; I’m here versus I’m in here

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Unusual Celebrity Name Changes.”
“Many celebrities change their names for one reason or another…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 953 – Living with Insects and Spiders

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 “in the open” and “net.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Eating Insects.”
“In many cultures, insects are an important source of ‘protein’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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8 Responses to Podcasts This Week (December 2, 2013)

  1. Dan says:

    Hey guys,

    If you wanna see something interesting and, to me, impressive look for “planet money makes a T-shirt”

    Planet Money is a program on NPR abut, guess what?, money.

    I was impressed by this cotton farm and the technology behind it.

    I also like the owner of the farm he’s three myself in one person.


  2. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    No one yet. Why? But I am here to write my words. This week podcasts promise to bring great subjects. I am looking forward for the moments I can read and enjoy them. And you guys? Are you feeling the same way? Living with insects and spiders seems to be a good one. I am an entomologist. Would you know that? When I was younger I used to play with small insects. I caught them in a trap and put them at my control. Good times!
    Aecio, the insect catcher.

  3. Myo ko ko says:

    @ Dan

    Thank you for your kind attitude towards us, your blog friends here.
    Giving out personal data? You think I’m stingy to disclose info about myself?
    My opinion on this issue?
    Humm, what am I supposed to say about it?!
    Give me a favor, Dan — for not knowing what to write about this matter for now!
    Let me see if I can have a say in this subject in my notes here when our teachers happen to come up with posts about this case later.

    It would be great if we have a “Fan Page” on this website.
    I imagine, we invite our ESL friends from across the globe to upload a small profile photo of each.
    Then we put those photos on the Fan page, with the listener’s name and the country they are from.
    This Fan page should be just for displaying those photos of ESL listeners.
    If we can have such a page, we can at least see each other and have fun, I believe.

    How about, Dan, emiliano, Betty, Aecio, Parviz, Myo ko ko (Oh this is me! 😉 )?
    How do you see it?

    @ Betty

    I’m glad you are dropping lines here from now on.
    Remember, you don’t need to write very much when you’re lazy.
    A line or two from you is enough!
    So when you get bored, just drop something short like this:

    Thanks for the post
    I’m not writing a lot today because I get bored!
    If I don’t get bored tomorrow, I’ll write a lot.
    I think tomorrow is more boring!!

    With Laziness,
    Betty 🙂

    Just kidding! 😉

    Myo ko ko

  4. Jens says:

    Hello everybody !

    I`am not writing regulary here, but I´am still interesting at the podcast.

    I copy the learning-guide´s, sometimes I am reading them :))
    Then I`am making a list seperated english-cafe and the usual ones.
    Lightening the extract, or the topics. And get them in a file folder.

    I´am interested in english-life general. Last week I got the chance to drive two guys
    from Houston/Texas here in hambourg/germany around. They were visiting clients, mostly
    in the harbour aera. It wasn´t too spectaluar, because I was waiting a lot in the
    car , but we were talking in english, and I was listening too their conversation.

    So today, I´am going to the english-theatre here in hambourg with my collegues from
    the adult education centre. We are going to see a play by Alan Ayckborn: “relativly
    speaking” , so I´am looking forward !

    I know this writing is a little bit of topic – but I got the feeling to share my ” english
    life” with people who have the same interests.

    I wish everybody a wonderful X-mas season !


  5. Tania says:

    Hi! Looking out the meaning of the word “laziness” I have learnt a lot of new words:
    to laze away, lazily, laziness, lazybones. And a funy joke.

    Thank you.

    You are right, Myo Ko Ko, just a line would be enough… just to be together.

  6. Tania says:

    Hi! Again thank you for your English slangs:
    I’ll give you a buzz.
    I’ll give you a tingle.
    I’ll give you a bell.
    I’ll give you a call, a phone call.

    He is on the blower, he is on the phone, he is talking.
    He is on the dog, on the phone.

    Useful and trendy gibberish.

  7. Dan says:

    Thank you Jens

  8. Lorenzo says:

    HI, in the English Cafe 427, do you think the book written by E.B. White “The elements of style” is a good resource for students who wants to prepare for Writing (Toefl or Ielts)????

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