Podcasts This Week (September 22, 2014)

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ESL Podcast 1036 – Farming and Agribusiness

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to edge out” and “very.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Subsidies.”
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English Cafe 469

Topics: American Presidents – Grover Cleveland; to understand versus to grab versus to grasp versus to get (it); the suffix –hood; pronouncing words with the first letter “e”

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “U.S. Bills in Large Denominations.”
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ESL Podcast 1037 – Ending a Party

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to call it a night” and “to mean (something).”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Terms Used to Talk About Beer.”
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14 Responses to Podcasts This Week (September 22, 2014)

  1. emiliano says:


    Long way is to live, that certainly we travel blind knowledge about the route.
    We ask God to enlighten us but we know nothing of tomorrow, if live will follow
    the path of life or blind walk towards “Who” is awaiting for us to bring sooner rather
    than later, to an eternal rest.

    I do not Know if I go
    I do not know if I come
    I do not know where I’ll go
    I do not know even where am I

    I just know
    I am walking
    I wonder Where to?
    one day and one more ever nonstop

    I will stop when
    no more strength to follow
    Navigating the roads I will not be
    Without ever Knowing if coming or going, not where I am.



    Largo camino es el vivir, que sin duda recorremos ciegos de conocimiento sobre la ruta a seguir.
    Pedimos que Dios nos ilumine, pero nada sabemos del mañana, si vivos seguiremos el camino de la vida o ciegos caminaremos hacia “Quien” nos espera, para llevarnos mas pronto que tarde, hacia un descanso eterno.

    No se si voy
    No se si vengo
    No se a donde voy
    No se tan siquiera en donde estoy

    Solo se que
    Caminando voy
    ¿Hacia donde? me pregunto
    Un día y otro mas nunca sin parar estoy

    Cesaré cuando
    Sin fuerzas para ya mas
    Recorrer los caminos no estaré
    Si voy o vengo nunca sabre, tampoco donde estoy.


    for all of you dear blog´s friends.


  2. Tania says:

    To Jeff, for the most important day of the year, September 24th.

    “You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”

    F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote

  3. Tania says:


    “Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

    F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote, American author (1896 – 1940), Jeff’s relative

  4. Tania says:


    “I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.”

    F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote

  5. Tania says:


    “The work itself is the reward.
    At least I’ll be interested , even if nobody else is.”

    Meryl Streep Quote

  6. Tania says:


    “You are your own stories and therefore free…”

    Toni Morrison Quote

  7. Tania says:


    “Without you one more day
    endure hell every morning
    in my eternal and loneliness.
    I thought you’d be with me always.”

    Emiliano Quote

  8. Tania says:


    “We are the only one to survive as a constant users of ESLPodcast website.”

    Dan Quote

  9. emiliano says:

    Tania, it is really beautiful, that, your collection of Quotes
    that give us so much to think about “the words power”, one of
    the first powers humanity have.
    Some time to use them wisely or devilishly, giving peace or
    disturb, self confort or by the the contrary grief.

    Tell me the truth, I can´t believe Emiliano´s Quote was written
    by him,I have not memory of that.

    Jeff, I think the same as Tania 24th september the most
    important day in your life, thanks to your mother and father
    an God of course.

    Yes, I don´t write because I want to say something, I write because
    I have something to say, (deep inside me).

    Thanks: S.F. / M. Streep / Toni / Dan
    Tania and Jeff to give us the opportunity of saying it.


  10. emiliano says:

    Hi Tania, my beloved Cuca use to do just the same like you.
    She liked to write sentences she thought were good as for
    her taste.
    Now that she can´t write them, ask me to write them for her,
    but usually she ask me few because she doesn´t want to
    disturb me asking so many things, as for her criterial, not
    for mine.
    I would like her asking more things but she has been always
    a prudent person, now being so she is even more.

    So yes, Tania, you and Cuca have something similar very
    important along your life, writing words and sentences
    you like from a book or said for some wise people.

    I have just told Cuca about your posts, and she said
    “what nice, Tania doing the same I did”
    She is at my side, playing with her pc., reading something
    on it, or just watching a movie in the screen. If she has
    some trouble with the p.c. she remains quiet thinking on telling me
    the problems she has or not. Several times I see her with such
    quietness and ask her, which is the problem my dear?, in Spanish
    “que ocurre cielo mio?, after that she told me about the pc. problems.

    Yes, Cuca is so, she never wants to disturb anybody and ask for the
    less she could.

    Thank you Tania, I have somthing to say after reading you that´s the
    reason I am writing.


  11. Tania says:

    Hi, Emiliano! Yes, it’s one of your wonderful poems written by you to Jeff.
    Thank you, dear Emiliano.
    Greetings to our dear Cuca!

  12. Betty says:

    Hello to everyone!

    Sorry I have been absent from this blog for a while. I haven’t been writing, but I have been reading.

    Thank you all – our teachers Jeff, Lucy and Warren,and alll learners writers here for providing me the essential nutrients that keep my brain and body going.

    Dan please don’t have guilty thought. It is unhealthy.

    Listen to Emiliano, he understands Betty will never stop writing because of what is written by everyone here.

    Yours and most posts appear here have always tried to be good. They are good, positive, not to harm anyone.

    I have been extremely busy preparing some exams. That’s why I don’t have enough time to write here. Like Peter, Emiliano, and Tania, I’ll write whenever I can.

    Even when I don’t have something to say, I’ll keep writing. Language skills are like the boat going up the stream, if it doesn’t go upward, It goes backward, it won’t remain at the same place.

    So if I don’t write in English as much as possible, it’ll be impossible to write when required.

    Peter your writing remains so attractive. Reading your post is something very pleasant. There are always interesting stories worth writing and worth reading. Please do write more when you can.

    Now let me join Tania and Emiliano in wishing Jeff a very happy time staying in the beautiful hotel that he tells us in ESL Podcast 1034 – Making Changes to a Hotel Reservation.

    Dear Jeff, Have a great time celebrating your BIRTHDAY tomorrow 24th September!

    Best Regards

    Betty 🙂

  13. emiliano says:

    HI, Blog´s friends

    ¿Do you know that tomorrow 24th September is Jeff´s birthday?

    I request all of you to wish JEFF a nice happy birthday, just from here, His Blog.


    JEFF, dear friend in all ways, I WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND NICE GOOD 41 LONG YEAR.

    Yours alway emilliano

  14. Marcos says:

    Hi Jeff

    Today, 24th september, I wish you health and peace forever.

    Happy birthday

    ( from Brazil )

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