Podcasts This Week (January 13, 2013)

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ESL Podcast 964 – Using Infographics

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “complex” and “map.”
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English Cafe 433

Topics: Famous Americans – Carrie Nation; The Beach Boys; recession versus depression; if you will; all-in-one tax adviser/advisor

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ESL Podcast 965 – Meeting Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend’s Parents

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to work up” and “to show up.”
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12 Responses to Podcasts This Week (January 13, 2013)

  1. Dan says:

    hey guys,

    Watching a few movies on youtube from the 30s 40s 50s some are good others are awful.

    Here a line I have heard today: I guy proposing to her

    “I am going to ask you to marry me and go to California where the Sun always shine and the oranges fall from the trees on your brackfast table”

    That’s cool! you do not even have to walk and pick them up. Lucky Jeff! 🙂

    Have a nice week everyone

  2. Dan says:

    just a good Japanese proverb I thought to share with you:

    First the man takes a drink; then the drink takes a drink; then the drink takes the man.

  3. Aécio Flávio Perim says:

    Just stay under the orange tree and wait fot the oranges drop into de basket. What else do you want to be happy? That’s the perfect paradise, isn’t it? Go there and be happy, Dan. You rule!

  4. Myo ko ko says:

    Hi, dear emiliano
    Sorry for my late respond regarding what you offered to me last week.
    First of all, many thanks for your kind words for letting me rewrite your story.
    But let me reject your offer politely for several reasons, my friend, huh?

    emiliano, I think you put me too high about my English.
    I don’t think my English is that good and I do know that I’m not an advanced English student.
    Like you, me too isn’t, to put it in your words, an English mind, nor have I the level of English that can revise someone’s novel-like story.

    When I gave my opinion on the sentence structures you wrote, I just wanted to see your story in the best form it can be. Just wanted to encourage you to come up with the best writing style you can ever come up with. Of course, no problems for us, the readers, as long as we can “feel” (rather than “read” ) your lines in your story. So keep up writing your story with the style you’re now, my friend and don’t let me spoil your story with my poor English! 😉

    In fact, ‘I wish I could’ [revise your story] to show my affection and friendship to my distant friend living in Madrid, Spain!

    Thanks, again for your kind words.

    Hey Dan,

    We too have a similar saying.
    Let me try if I can express it well.
    Three glasses [of alcohol] and a man.

    When a man drinks the first glass.
    Yes, it says: ” The man drinks the alcohol.” (The state the man gives a try the alcohol.)

    Second glass:
    “The man and alcohol are drinking together.” (In the state the man could stop drinking if he wishes.)

    Third glass:
    “Alcohol drinks the man.” (The state when the man becomes alcohol-depedent.)

    Humm, writing this note I’m seeing in my eyes the bottles Dan got as gifts from a woman! 😉
    Hey Dan, can you attach them to me via email? 😉

    Myo ko ko

  5. Dan says:

    Hey Myo,

    Why do not you tell us what you drink over there.

    Come on! I do not know anything about Burma.

    Do you have wine? Which alcoholic is used to get drunk?

    What is the staple food? Rice?

    What about your breakfast?


  6. emiliano says:

    In fact, ‘I wish I could’ [revise your story] to show my affection and friendship to my distant friend living in Madrid, Spain!

    That are your words…….

    So do it my dear Myo ko ko, your English level is high, more than mine and it would be a good work for both, you and me.

    I give the idea, the story and your revise it and put it in good style.

    Thanks dear, I took your words the right way be sure about that.


  7. Betty says:

    “To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”

    “In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love. So what do you do? You do the acts of love, despite your lack of feeling. You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful. And, if you do that, as time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love.”

    “Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon.”

    “You can only afford to be generous if you actually have some money in the bank to give. In the same way, if your only source of love and meaning is your spouse, then anytime he or she fails you, it will not just cause grief but a psychological cataclysm. If, however, you know something of the work of the Spirit in your life, you have enough love “in the bank” to be generous to your spouse even when you are not getting much affection or kindness at the moment.”

    I found the above quotes from “www.goodreads.com” which extracted some quotes from Timothy Keller’s book “The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God”

    Hope you find some meaning in the “Meaning of Marriage”.

    Betty 😉

  8. emiliano says:

    Yes dear, here we have a saying that says:

    “If you have threw the stone does not hide the hand then”

    !Si tiras la piedra no escondas luego la mano”

    So, I am sorry but is your turn now my friend, don´t be shy and show us your hand
    now and do a good work as I am sure you could do, beter that poor emiliano ……ja,ja,
    go ahead.


  9. emiliano says:

    sorry, ” if you have thrown the stone don´t hide your hand”

    You see, your English is better, Emiliano does make a lot of mistakes.

  10. Dan says:

    Congrats for English cafè 433

    LOL Jeff makes a southern accent and, something else I found funny is the need of spelling Beach because of the other word sounding the same?

    I am little disappointed. I was expecting Jeff to sing one of the Beach Boys songs.


  11. Myo ko ko says:

    Hey friends,
    Here a guy who doesn’t drink is asking about the drinks and wine!
    You know who? Yup, he is Dan! 😉
    What can I do to get him through this subject!? 😛

    Hey Dan
    Like in other Asian countries, rice is our staple food.
    You know an expression there, “bread and butter”
    Likewise, we, for Asian people, have a similar phrase: “Rice and cooker.”
    We cook the rice in an electric cooker. ( Ask Wang Luu, he knows how to cook it pretty well! 😉 )
    Just kidding, we don’t have such an expression!

    And Dan,
    My breakfasts are sometimes more simpler than yours!
    Just because I hold this motto when it comes to food: “Eat to live and don’t live to eat.”

    Myo ko ko

  12. emiliano says:


    Just a look inside the girl

    Who was Cuca?.
    What was this girl doing in a place like Jorge Juan´s Academy and even more important, why she was dating this
    young man Jose Luis who was a so different type of the other boy emiliano.

    Now emiliano has enough information to look inside Cuca´s soul, her life and her reasons and as a puzle everything
    match with this lovely young lovely girl.
    What is clear now and years later is that this girl was the only one who could changed emiliano´s mind to stay in
    Madrid and chaged all his ideas of going off Spain.

    Not knowing what it was happening he fall in love with her, and love change every thing, love changed wich ever
    previous idea a man or a woman could have or think in doing, before the Cupido´s arrow was inserted inside their
    Once the arrow is shot everything started to change and brilliant colours are round the young eyes, all is magic
    and things seems so wonderful.

    Who was this girl and what did she have to shock that way emiliano´s soul and mind?. Bright, own light that
    illuminates emiliano´s life just since the first sight of her?.

    Looking at her, listening her voice everything was bright, he felt himself peaceful, relaxed, cheerful, brilliant, everything
    dissapeared less her, time doesn´t count any more as he felt as having in heaven when he was close to this girl.
    Emiliano knew nothing of her in those time and it was not necessary for him, he liked Maria Jose so much that he didn´t need
    anything more, there is time later for everything, but we need to know just a little about this young girl who was studing to
    improve her position in the same bank like him.

    Now everything is known of Cuca life and it is easy to tell how she was by the time she was studing, close near the person who
    was going to be her love, friend, and husband for life.

    First of all this anticipated considerations, she was grateful with the boy called Jose Luis, just so grateful as to give him hopes about getting married in a short period of time.
    Why?. Well it is a long story that afterward was clear for emiliano but not at the moment as he can not explained himself what she was
    doing with that Jose Luis boy.

    Maria Jose was working in the bank at the age of 19 years old. She came from another company “Deutz Ag” a German company that
    was established in Spain too.

    This large Company make “truck tractors” and other kind of machines to work in the country fields.
    She need to work soon, despite she was a smart girl who could go the the university if that could be possible, but it wasn´t.
    Her father had died when she was 13 years old and instead of going to the university she went to work at the age of 17 in the
    large German Company established in Madrid.

    After a year working in Deutz she started to study to get a job in Hispano Americano Bank, and got it.
    With eighteen years old she was working in the Head Office of this mentioned bank.
    This Head Office was placed in Pza. Canalejas 1 of Madrid and it was a large building where there were more than
    two thousand employees inside.
    One of them was Cuca, other was the boy, Jose Luis, she was dating when she first met Emiliano, so the three of them
    were working in the same place.

    Never Emiliano have seen Cuca before, neither her saw him till the moment they were in the academy on the first days
    of Februay.

    to be continue…


    HE Myo ko ko, that´s your turn now to do a good work for cuca/emiliano´s story……?

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