Podcasts This Week (February 9, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1076 – Celebrity Product Lines

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to lend (one’s) name ” and “upside.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Celebrity Product Lines.”
“Many celebrity product lines are ‘a match made in heaven’ (two things that are very well suited for each other)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 489

Topics: American Authors – Alex Haley; American Bandstand; continuous versus contiguous; let alone and to kick the bucket; the birds and bees talk

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Soul Train.”
“Television shows ‘featuring’ (has as its main topic) music have been popular since nearly the start of television…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1077 – Buying Travel Insurance

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “loss” and “remains.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Travel Insurance.”
“In addition to the travel insurance and medical insurance discussed in this podcast…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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11 Responses to Podcasts This Week (February 9, 2015)

  1. Mine says:

    Hello everyone,hoping you all are doing Okay
    I try to maintaining the attitude toward the positivism
    despite the obstacles.

    Have a nice week!!1

  2. Dan says:

    Hi Lucy

    How are you? and what do you usually do during Sundays?

    I am not expecting a reply from you, do not bother. Living alone I am used to talking to myself all the times.

    Anyway, here’s what I like from Pod 1076 Celebrity Product Lines:

    The possibilities are endless.
    To leverage something on something else, even figuratively.
    Love this one : to get a piece of the pie while the getting is good.
    Branch out.
    The sky’s the limit. This one is debatable. why not the Moon, or Jupiter, or the end of our galaxy or the shores of our Universe ( if there is).
    Perhaps the sky sounds more nice and poetic.

    Thank you Lucy!

  3. Dan says:

    What a coincidence! speaking of branches

    Just this morning, while walking and observing the trees shaken by a strong wind, some of which came down by the way, I was having this thought:

    I was picturing the tree of life, and since I had/have not children, I was thinking of myself like this little dry branch that will be taken by the wind. A dead end for life if you will.

    Anyway, just a stupid thought I wanted to share that came back thinking about trees and branches. Bye.


  4. emiliano says:

    WANT accompany

    If you think you die I will die
    will accompany you on the journey of no return
    as you are tired of living without hope
    rest of his torture to wait.

    If you feel that living is your desire
    to live with you every day is what I long for
    spying every smile on your face
    or the firm determination of your character

    Mate, I do mine your desires
    with you I am ready to make the journey
    that life discovers fateful time
    is pain, confusion, hopelessness

    Happier times come
    together and remember those days confused
    as will your desire to live would be
    beside you I am ready to follow the life course

    Days, months, years, who cares
    the end is always the same
    for you and me, for all and do not expect
    that you’ll not be with you

    Sorry love, our destiny is
    now, as always, for the future
    to be together in life and death, so
    without hesitation, you’m willing your way.

    (In Madrid, January 2001)


  5. emiliano says:

    On this time we were very sad as Cuca was diasnogsed Multiple Esclerois few time before.
    Then I need to write, in Spanish of course, but afterward I have translated some of the poems
    to English.
    Not so good, but this is the result of one of them when we were really sad.

    After that everything goes better as after all we have become accustomed to this kind
    of life together.

    In fact we are stronger than we have supoosed to be when life doesn´t hit us.

    Greetings. emiliano

  6. emiliano says:

    he original in Spanish for you Mine.


    Si piensas en morir contigo muero
    te acompañaré en el viaje sin retorno
    que harta de vivir sin esperanza.
    descansar de su tortura el fin espera.

    Si sientes que vivir es tu deseo
    vivir contigo dia a dia es lo que anhelo
    espiando cada sonrisa en tu semblante
    o la firma determinación de ese carácter

    Compañera, hago mios tus deseos
    dispuesto estoy contigo a hacer el viaje
    que la vida te descubre en tiempo aciago
    es dolor, confusión, desesperanza

    Tiempos vendrán mas felices
    y juntos recordaremos estos días confusos
    como se que vivir será tu deseo
    a tu lado dispuesto estoy a seguir el. rumbo

    Dias, meses, años, que mas da
    el final siempre es el mismo
    para ti y para mi, para todos y no esperes
    que en tu viaje no te acompañe

    Lo siento amor, es nuestro destino
    de ahora, de siempre, de futuro
    estar juntos en vida o muerte, es así
    sin dudarlo, dispuesto contigo estoy.

    (en Madrid, enero 2001)



    Sin querer, sin sentirlo, casi sin darme cuenta
    estaba enamorado.

    Delgada, bonita, loca, corrían los sesenta años de ilusos
    de una generación que lo confundió todo.

    Amor, milagro cotidiano que me sustenta por tantos
    años, con calor, ilusión y esperanza.

    Tras treinta años, sin darme cuenta, casi sin sentirlo
    permanezco enamorado.

    (Madrid, enero 2001)

  7. Tania says:

    Hi! I admire you, dear Emiliano.
    I think every woman would desire to have such a good husband.
    Thank you for your nice poems.

  8. Tania says:

    Hi! From January we can see the musical The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    in our theatre from our capital, too.

  9. Tania says:

    Hi! This new phrase “to be eligible” (English Cafe 480) is used more and more in my laguage,
    especially in the new legislation.
    We say “eligibil”. To be eligible for a new investment, eligible costs in a new investment…
    Very interesting.
    Thank you.

  10. Tania says:

    Hi! Instead of a dead branch a new branch will grow in spring.
    Let’s hope for the best, Dan.
    Think in a positive way, like Mine said.

  11. Dan says:

    Hey Tania,

    Thank you for your encouragement, but I do not really care about the fact I had no children.

    Only now I understand that anyone reading my post could be misled thinking that having no kids could be source of sorrow for me, but it isn’t.

    I just wrote down what went through my mind, but I do not want to attach to it a negative or positive label. Just neutral.

    Thank you Tania.

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