Podcasts this Week (November 24, 2014)

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ESL Podcast 1054 – Finding a Roommate

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “common areas” and “suit.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Roommate Agreements.”
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English Cafe 478

Topics: Famous Musicals – All That Jazz; Winter Carnivals; irony and metaphor; pronouncing routed and data; hopefully

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Jazz Poetry.”
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ESL Podcast 1055 – Riding Scooters and Motorcycles Edited

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “lane” and “to wipe out.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Motorcyclists’ Colors.”
“The members of motorcycle clubs wear ‘distinct’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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8 Responses to Podcasts this Week (November 24, 2014)

  1. Dan says:

    Hey guys how are you’ll doing?

    Unfortunately, I had to leave my car at the shop.
    I had my clutch pedal that did not come back anymore. I had hoped it was the cable, but it is not.
    It’s the clutch’s bearing gone. They are going to replace everything. Hope it’s not too much.

    I cannot complain though. After all the car is a 2001 piece of junk and it has never let me on foot.

    The good thing is that I have to walk/run to the shop 3.7 miles, and doing that in a beautiful place like the one I happens to live is just a pleasure.

    I have noticed that walking allows you to see things that driving does not.
    For instance, yesterday as I was headed to the mechanic, over a huge piece of rock, there were several grey herons perched on tree’s branches. They made me smile.
    The day was sunny like LA. It was stunning beauty.

    That’s it. Bye! thanks

  2. Dan says:

    I always forget to check the search tool out before writing.

    I have found two podcast for when you are having problem with your car 530 and 70

    Listening n. 70 it’s kind of odd. Jeff sounds kinds of stiff there.

    Anyway, ihave learned to say that I ask how much it would set me back and he said €300,00.


  3. Dan says:

    Here is a suggestion for a future pod.

    When you have problems with the central heating system. Or, for when the technician come to check the hot-water heating system.

    Over here we have to have it checked every two years mandatory. And the fumes as well.


  4. Dan says:


    Is Thanksgiving week.
    I am wondering if Lucy is going to post that lovely cartoon of the poor turkey.

    Have a happy thanksgiving week guys.

  5. peter says:

    It has been a sad little week. I m here at this station for a breather. I used to be a kin listener of this program, but no anymore. U know, back then , I would think eslpod were gonna be my pal for the foreseeable future. But, life barley turns out the way one wants to be,as life Has its turns and twists. U arrive somewhere. You get comfirtable. You starting to know the Lay of the land ; learning the ropes , finding your feet , getting the bearings of the land , then all of a sudden , the ground beneat you shift and leaves u all stranded.
    It is a sad little reality most of us has suffered through once your twice in life.
    Well , I m not a party popper
    I m just saying

  6. Dan says:

    Hi, me again, sorry.

    If you guys wanna see a great show check out MST3K Mystery Science Theater 3000

    Tons of episodes easily available online. Great show.

    They show really bad movies with the commentary of three funny people. Love it.

    I got to know about this show from a guy on Y.Tube I subscribed to. Cool guy.

    He said that he used to see this show on thanksgiving. I have already watched several episodes and those are all great entertainment.

    Not easy to understand though.

    Thanks, bye!

  7. Dan says:

    Hey Pete,
    What happened? Reality check?
    Do not let that put you down, it’s normal and happens to everyone.
    It happens to me all the time. Just lower your expectations and get used to it.

  8. peter says:

    Hi Dan
    Believe u me , I lower the bar so low that I have no choice but limbering under it. And , let me tell u , it is not walking in the park. You may get burnt trying it .
    How is that for a methaphor :)?
    I know that you caught my drift

    By now

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