Podcasts This Week (May 11, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1102 – Discussing Capital Punishment

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “justice” and “soft.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Three-strike Laws.”
“‘Three-strike laws’ are laws that ‘mandate’ (require) ‘strict’ (harsh; severe) punishments for ‘repeat offenders’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 502

Topics: The Massie Trial; concept versus content versus context; whereas versus while; [month]+[date] versus [date] of [month]

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Trial in Absentia.”
“If a person is accused of a crime and is being ‘tried’ (having to appear in court to determine one’s guilt or innocence) …” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1103 – Sports Tryouts

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 “to hold nothing back” and “to crush.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Team Sports in Schools.”
“Most American high schools offer opportunities for students to play team sports with their ‘peers’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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5 Responses to Podcasts This Week (May 11, 2015)

  1. peter says:

    I like this week’s episodes.
    All of sudden, I got nostalgic.

    U know ,in adolescence,my biggest wish was for English language entering my mind like a lightening bolt. But , instead , it came in drizzle. And, I had to work my a.s off to catch them drip by drip.
    Now ,here ,at this Cyber English club, I feel the lightening bolt I would always fancy about strikes my mind every single week.
    It is amazing!!!
    All the English terms and expressions I used to dig up tons of English text books for all come compacting in 20 minute audio English lessons.
    And ,interestingly enough, I don’t need to lift even my finger to absorb them all.

    Eslpod dudes , you are my Personal heroes : good Samaritans whose Samaritan deeds worked for greater cause.


    Pete coming to you from the cosmopolitan ” Toronto.”

  2. Dan says:

    Hey Pete and you all guys.

    I was watching at a video of Warren Buffet addressing a bunch of student at some university somewhere in the US.
    I kind of liked the man. He could be one of my heroes.
    His advice to the student was what I am doing from ever.
    It was on the line of:
    If you cannot afford it, do NOT buy it and get over it.
    Stay away from credit cards.
    And just live a simple life.
    I like him because his direct, gets to the point immediately, it’s clear, and speak plain language.

    Thank you everyone

  3. Dan says:

    I wish there was a EDIT option for what we write like on other websites.

    Sometimes I read back what I wrote and see mistakes that hurts, but at the end, you know, never mind, who cares. It’s not that important.

    I bet Lili too would like such a button. She is kind of a perfectionist, aren’t you Lili?.

    Hey Pete, can you teach me some expressions on how to express frustration in a more polite way?
    I know the bad ones, but you know we are not allowed in here, and I wanted to start this post with one of those more clean versions, but i could not come out with one.

    Any help? anyone?


  4. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Thank you all for the lessons you teach us. It’s time to learn more and more instead of spending time doing nothing.
    I’d like to ask Warren to talk about this subject: When we have 915 we say nine hundred and something, but how do we say when we have 989?

  5. emiliano says:

    Dan, I could do that on my own blog, once I have written my what I like and read the post later if I see something wrong or if I don´t like some of the
    ideas It has came out of my mind I could delete them or even write them again.
    I think it could be done because it is my own domain, but ESL it is not our domain so once we have pusshed the submit comment it is ove there
    out of our will already.

    As usually I didn´t read what I have written before pushing the submit button there are always several mistakes in my own coments just for blog´s life
    and I have to confirm they are really very frustrating.

    It is necessary to be more careful but I am not, sorry.


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