Podcasts This Week (March 23, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1088 – Selling a Business

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to sell up” and “to try (one’s) hand at.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Business Valuation.”
“Business valuation ‘comes into play’ (becomes relevant; is needed or necessary) whenever someone needs to know the ‘market value’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 495

Topics: Famous Americans – Jim Henson and The Muppets; The Doors; peculiar versus weird; ambiance versus environment; to wet (one’s) whistle

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Gumby.”
“‘Animation’ is a technique involving filming drawings or physical objects to show movement and action…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1089 – Unconventional Marriages

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “convention” and “to live apart.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Types of Weddings.”
“There are many types of ‘weddings’ (ceremonies that mark when two people get married to each other)….” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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11 Responses to Podcasts This Week (March 23, 2015)

  1. emiliano says:

    Friendship? yes that is a difficult subject to write about, indeed, that is.

    To me is one of the most important experiences a person may have, but not all people thinks the same, of course, for some the best subject to have is LOVE, MONEY, BE SUCCESFULL IN YOUR WORK OR IN YOUR LIFE, HEALTH OF COURSE, BUT EVEN SEX OR HAVE A LOT OF EVERYTHING.
    Other are more simple persons that need nearly nothing to be happy, no friends, no money, no things at all, only a nice quiete life it is enough for them.
    Years ago I have known a person like this, a new person from Italy, that scarcely needs their house, their work, and some cats….and what is the best…he is a happy man that need nothing to live as his own work and silence space.
    Congratulation dear……if your read this you know I am appointing to you.

    More or less my dear Cuca is so. She now needs really nothing to be just a bit happy.
    Being without posibilities of going out from home, to a theatre, a trip, for shopping, and so forth….she is happy with her life, a P.C., time to write, to see power points, a movie, to care her cat gatufo, and to care her husband, me.

    I am just a Little different, odd?, may be but all my life I have needed friends.
    To me friendship has been one of my priorities in life.
    I have some friends since more than fourty years, and we see ach other with pleasure despite every one of us have their life, their problems, and it is not necessary to see us every day or frequently.

    Friendship is it a difficult subject to talk to?

    Well I do think so, every one understand this matter in a different way.
    To meit is clear, one of the best things a man/woman could have it is only to have at least ONE real friend…..some times it is enough.
    At least it is what my dea Cuca said to me.

    Fortunately for me I have more than……? five? it could be.

    My first, of course, it is my dear Cuca-friend-lover-mother of my daughters-wife and now sharing our life together, being happy with Little things.
    She is indoors along moths, without going out home, she has multiple esclerosis, but I think she is happy with her life, having me close near to her it is the most treasure thing she could wish….well I think so.
    Another quite good friends are three woman, and two man…..that I could see frequently, despite, as I said before, have their own life.

    Finally I have one of my best …far away….thousand of kilometers from here, Madrid, my house. but to me is absolutely important to have him like one of the best.
    It is a pity we can´t see each other, different life, task, age, sittuation and so forth.
    But he is one of the best friends I ever had.., life is so strange.
    Who knows what is happening in future?.

  2. Tania says:

    Hi! I am very, very proud today. The Romanian Simona Halep won the biggest title of her tennis career
    in Indian Wells Final 2015, California.
    Winning the trophy, she became number one in the world wide tennis.
    She is a model how we can win dollars 1, 000, 000 .

  3. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    I am proud for being the first to post my words here. Every week I become anxious to seeing the podcasts. I feel that I always learn something interesting and new from these lessons. Sometimes I have surprises and that is good, I think. The team that makes these podcasts is wonderful, because they bring up topics of every day life. I beg God to protect you all.

  4. Tania says:

    The Gateway Arch (English Cafe 493) – the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in St. Louis, Missouri. Opened in 1968.
    The Golden Gate Bridge (English Cafe 490) – a suspension bridge , one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco,
    California, and the U.S.
    It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World. Opened in 1973.
    Very nice lessons about modern architecture.

  5. Tania says:

    Hi! Talking about golden, gold…
    I remember of the Elements Periodic Table by Mendeleev from my school.
    Gold – the Atomic Number of this elemnt is 79 and the Element Symbol is Au.
    It is funny to me… we use the same symbol Au, as we say “aur” for “gold”.
    At last and others have to learn new words from another language.

    The Symbol Origin “Au” is from the Latin word “aurum” meaning “shining dawn”.
    Gold is a “Noble Metals” like Siver and Platinum. Noble Metals were so called due to their association with aristocracy.
    The latin word for silver is argentum. We call it “argint”, with the symbol Ag.
    It is easy to us reading the Elements Periodic Table, as we use the same words.
    Mg – magnesium, from magnesia. we say “magneziu”.
    Cr – chromium. We say “crom”.
    Zn – from the german word zink. We say “zinc”.
    Ca – from the Latin word calx, calcium in English. We say “calciu”.

  6. Tania says:

    Hi! Just to remember the structure of the atom…
    In chemistry and physics , the atomic number of a chemical element is the number of protons
    found in the nucleus of an atom of that element.
    In an uncharged atom, the atomic number is also equal to the number of electrons.

    A proton is a positively charged elemetary particle that is a fundamental constituent of all atomic nuclei.
    Electrons are the smallest of the particle, that make up an atom, and they carry a negative charge.

  7. Dan says:

    Hey guys.

    Thanks Emi.

    Hey Aecio nice try, but you are third. Try again.

    Hey Tania,

    I just wanted to add to your comment that perhaps the most fascinating propriety of an atom is that is almost all empty space.

    Thanks bye

  8. Dan says:

    Me again,

    I just read your previous comment Tania.

    One other fascinating thing about those rare elements, is that they are formed when a Star called Supernova explodes.

    I am not an expert. The fact is that I love watching documentaries about this stuff on YT.

    Science rules! Yeah! 🙂


  9. Tania says:

    Hi! Dan, you could say to us from your experience reading so much abuot outer space.

    Thank you.

  10. Dan says:

    Hey Tania,

    Ave you ever heard of the late Carl Sagan? He was an American astronomer and a great popularizer of science.

    If you wish, you can find on you tube on of my favorite TV show ever made. It is called “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”
    It is made out of thirteen episodes that I watch over and over. Even if it was made 40 years ago, it’s still great stuff and I love it.

    I am so happy to live it this epoch where knowledge is freely and easily available just with a click of a mouse. wow!


  11. Tania says:

    Hi! No. I have never heard of Carl Sagan.
    Thank you. I’ll try to find this TV show.

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