Podcasts This Week (March 2, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1082 – Traveling to a Remote Island

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “remote” and “to make.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Remote U.S. Possessions.”
“A U.S. ‘possession’ or ‘territory’ is an area that is ‘governed’ (ruled) by the United States…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 492

Topics: Movies – Twelve Angry Men; Washington National Cathedral; cool versus awesome; closure and mental loafer; no biggie

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Jury Nullification.”
“In the United States, legal cases that need a ‘verdict’ (court decision) of ‘guilty’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1083 – Types of Pants

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 “slacks” and “broken in.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Women in Pants.”
“In the past, women almost always wore dresses or skirts, not pants…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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10 Responses to Podcasts This Week (March 2, 2015)

  1. ahmadumar says:

    Thanks esl podcast.

  2. Dan says:

    Hey How is everyone doing?

    Have a nice Sunday everyone.
    Over here it’s a sunny day 10°C in the shade 20°C in the sun.
    You can see some early plants’ leaves coming out, first flowers.
    Up on the mountains there are still some spots of white snow.

    Something I wonted to say about P.1081 Personal Grooming: It perfectly fits the description of a B… killer.
    I do not you guys but that for me was the most gross podcast ever. Listening to Jeff I had chills on my back.
    I shocked myself with an electric shock in order to erase that picture from my mind.

    Bye everyone

  3. peter says:

    U don’t need to rub it in :)))
    Here is way below zero
    And the damn wind makes it worst
    Enjoy the weather man
    Never take it for granted !!!
    Here,even in summer time ,it never gets that warm!
    As a matter of fact , we didn’t get any summer Last summer ,it was more of fall temprature than summer !!!
    I miss a very hot sun beating down!

  4. Tania says:

    Hi! Dan, you are so cute, but sometimes…
    I just know the phrase “gross weight”. I had to look up the meaning of the phrase “the most gross”.
    I can’t understand you. What is it so vulgar using the nail clippers (all of us use it), a nail file and tweezers?
    Every woman plucks her eyebrows and uses an eyebrow pencil.
    IT IS A MUST. Any woman is more attractive with all exfoliation and depilation operations.
    Maybe you don’t like the top-models. But every woman wishes to look like a top-model.
    Me, too. I can’t succeed but I’d like to.
    Anyway a lot of new words to me.

    Thank you, Lucy.

  5. Tania says:

    Hi! Or, can you imagine our teacher using his tongue to lick off the sweet of a cooky?
    Of course not. But he used that phrase to understand better the real meaning and to be funny.
    I remember that some of us suggested to our teachers to use and vulgar words in our lessons.
    But they did not agree with us. They are very wise.

  6. Dan says:

    Hi Tania.

    There is absolutely nothing vulgar in using those tools and about personal grooming.

    It is man’s psychology. I am aware of what women do in order to keep themselves attractive, but at the same time I wanna lie to myself
    and believe that women do not have hair (only on their head) do not go to the bathroom, smell good and are this perfect attractive creatures.

    This is one of those instances where it is better to be ignorant and not knowing.
    When I hear stuff like that, I am like: lalalalalalalalalalalala with both my hands covering my hears like a kid.

    About Warren’s post on Oreos: Of course yes, I picture Jeff or Lucy licking off the cookie.
    If you look at the Oreo’s commercials anyone id doing just that.
    And one of their catchy phrases is : Twist lick dunk.

    Thank you Tania.

  7. Tania says:

    Hi! You can’t believe me.
    Last night I saw on TV an advertising on Oreo cookies.
    I have to buy Oreo , too.

    I do not know to translate the phrase “twist lick dunk”.

  8. Tania says:

    Hi! Reading again “This Cookie’s On A Roll”, I think that I can translate
    “twist lick dunk”.

  9. Dan says:

    Good day everyone.

    Did you guys know that our brain takes out 25% of the energy we get from food?
    I learned that from a TED talk about our brains recently
    So, this afternoon I had breakfast spread a thick layer of Nutella
    and on top of that apricot jam. That was good.
    I have breakfast in the afternoon cause I am working the night shift.
    Today is hot! 30C° 15 in shade.
    Bye bye

  10. Dan says:

    Hey Tania.

    When I meet a new word, I look for it up under the search “Images”.
    For instance search for “dunk cookie” and you’ll immediately understand the meaning.
    Often times that’s the easiest way for memorizing a word and understanding its meaning.

    I am not an expert but I believe it works. We are lucky to live in a time where infos are available at a finger’s tap/click.
    Let’s make good use of it.

    Thanks bye

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