Podcasts this Week (March 24, 2014)

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ESL Podcast 984 – Competing in Business

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to go under” and “to slash prices.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “How Small Businesses Fight Undercutting Prices.”
“Many ‘mom and pop businesses’ (small, family-owned businesses) are being…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 443

Topics: American Musicals – Fiddler on the Roof; How to Sue Somebody (How Civil Lawsuits Work); reporter versus journalist versus correspondent; expense versus expenditure versus cost; bottom line; to run (something) by (someone)

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Streisand Effect.”
“The Streisand Effect is a ‘phenomenon’ (unusual or remarkable event) that occurs when a plan to hide…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 985 – School Fundraisers

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 hit up” and “brick.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “School-Business Partnership Fundraisers.”
“As ‘school funding’ (the amount of money available to pay for schools) is ‘cut’ (reduced)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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6 Responses to Podcasts this Week (March 24, 2014)

  1. Dan says:

    After having looked at the Bill O’Reilly’s video Tide goes in Tide goes out, I am not sure I’ll be watching Fox anymore.

    Lol tide goes in tide goes out you can’t explain that.


  2. Betty says:

    Hi Emiliano and everyone who wonder where I have gone to.

    I am sorry that I haven’t got a lot of time to write at the moment, although I still read all of yours comments.

    My father has left this beautiful world. I had to rush back to Hong Kong to sort out his affairs.

    I hope the world that he is in now is even more beautiful than Hong Kong.

    Lots of things to do for this good man – chose a good quality and beautiful coffin for him yesterday, and still have to do lots of things that the funeral director told us to do.

    I am very proud and honoured to have the chance to do something for my father – a good person who deserved all the love from lots of people in this world.

    I will write more later when I have time.

    Please don’t stop writing. Only through writing lots and lots will we improve.

    Best Regards

    Betty 🙂

  3. emiliano says:

    Dear Betty,

    have all my condolonces for you and for all your family and be sure he is now
    in a better place.
    Stop suffering anymore, he is in peace, my congratulations and thanks to this man and his
    wife, your mother, for giving life to a daughter like you dear Betty, sure they have been very
    proud of you always, as I am having you as my dear friend.


  4. Tania says:

    Hi! Dear Betty, I am sure that all our ESLPodcast blog friends are with you.
    We are waiting for you to come back with your nice spirit to encourage us.


  5. emiliano says:

    Another great Spanish man, Adolfo Suarez Gonzalez first democratic president after dictator Franco died, pass away yesterday
    and he is honored now inside the Spanish Parliament where the King of Spain has came with all the Spanish President together
    with all the Spanish representative figures of the political/institutional Bodies of the State.
    Thousand of persons are on the streets waiting to enter inside the Parlament and give the last homage to the man who made
    the Spanish Transition from dictatorship after a civil war to democracy helped by the King of Spain.
    Adolfo Suarez demolished the dictatoship without fights, war, blood, or any revolution. It is the first time in History something so
    peculiar and transcendental happens in a country by the first time in the world. Afterward it happened again in the URSS with
    Gorbachev and all the east countries that followed passing from Comunism Regimens to Democratic Institutions and Parliaments.

    Rest in peace dear President, I honor Him from this ESL page.


  6. Dan says:

    Hi Betty

    I am sorry for your loss.
    Can’t wait to read from you again.

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