Podcasts This Week (July 13, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1120 – Breaching a Contract

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to dodge” and “all the more reason.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Uniform Commercial Code.”
“In the United States, each state has its own set of laws….” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 511

Topics: American Movies – Toy Story; The United States Naval Academy; buddy versus chum versus pal; fee versus pay; Clean clams crammed in clean cans

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Origins of Pixar.”
“Pixar Animation Studios is an animation film ‘studio’ (film company) located in Emeryville, California that produces animated films…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1121 – Outdoor Sun Protection

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “fair” and “cape.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Sunless Tanning Options.”
“Most Americans believe that a ‘tan’ (a brown skin color from exposure to the sun) is attractive…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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18 Responses to Podcasts This Week (July 13, 2015)

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    As all weeks, this one promieses to be wonderful and that’s why I akways look forward to seeing all the posts my fellows writes here. Hi Dan. I am waiting your words. Hi Tania, where are you?

  2. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    You can see that Jeff is in a hoarse voice today. He said that he had some trouble in using his voice too much. Poor Jeff! I understand him who has a lot of work to do with his voice. He has my sympathy.

  3. Dan says:


    I like that those up there are all current topics.

    Outdoor sun protection for the summer and the deal US and IRAN are trying to get to about the nuclear program.

    Thanks guys

  4. Dan says:

    Hey guys.

    I just had a online fight with a bunch of feminists, and I was labeled Misogynistic just because I claimed that today in the western world women have the same opportunities and rights as man.
    That’s crazy! They label you like that!

    What do you guys think?

  5. Dan says:

    Hey Aecio.

    Remember to watch Pluto’s pictures, I mean just the fact that it took us almost ten years to get there, it deserves a glimpse.


    Bye 🙂

  6. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hi Dan. When I was young I used to stay under the sunlight for a long time. That time I didn’t know the consequences it could cause because that time we had little information about the disease sunlight could bring to skin. Now that I am an older man I see the marks on the skin left by exposition to the sun. Tan marks, does they make you more beautiful? I don’t think so. You don’t have to make up your appearance to become more beautiful. Everybody is beautiful just like they were born.
    Aecio from beautiful and sunny Brazil.

  7. Tania says:

    Hi! I don’t have a special preference how to commit a crime, but I like the detective novels especially in
    a political context and the movies , too.
    For many years Agatha Christie was the best writer of detective novels in my country.
    Then the Hitchcock’s movies…and other movies like The Fugitive.

  8. Tania says:

    Hi! Good joke , dear Lucy, how you can kill us.
    But at the distance that we are located there is no danger. We are out of danger.

  9. Tania says:

    Hi! Talking about the detective novels… may I share with you same quotes from The Fugitive?

    Dr. Kimble: I didn’t kill my wife!
    Detective: I don’t care!

    Cosmo: When I die, I wanna come back just like you.
    Detective: Oh, you mean happy and handsome?

    Dr. Kimble: I thought you didn’t care?
    Detective: I don’t. (laughs) Don’t tell anybody, OK?

    Detective: Let that be a lesson to you, boys and girls. Don’t ever argue with the big dog, because
    the big dog is always right.

  10. Tania says:

    Hi! We often use the same phrase with the same biblical meaning: I wash my hands of this whole situation.

    By the way, your voice sounds OK.

  11. Tania says:

    Hi! Please Dan tell us more about the Pluto’s pictures.
    I didn’t catch the news.

  12. peter says:

    Let me tell u guys ,
    I have had my fair share of English teachers ;I m telling you ,most of them were spirit-crusher.
    Back in the day , I was eager to learn ,as I m today.
    All most of my teachers did was to give me a hard time.
    All I did was to tune them out.
    But ,here at this very centre. Everything is spirited !!!
    I write my mind and I make mistakes brazenly in the process knowing there is nobody out there to judge me.
    Well ,it is natural! Right? It is a part of the learning process. I make mistakes , I kick myself for it ,learn from it ,and move on. As I that is learning my peers !!!
    That is the spirit folks!!!
    It is what I love most about the whole eslpod experience.


  13. peter says:

    U know,
    The blog writing helped me turn my ineffectual writing into a bit of a style !

    Well ,To me writing, is the hardest part of it !!!
    And I m glad that eslpod abled me to share my thoughts with u here


  14. emiliano says:

    Hi Tania, if you like that kind of novels, the same to you Lucy, you may read Henning Mankell´s novels
    that to me are some of the best I have read in years.

    Nearly all have a protagonist, Kurt Wallander that is a fictional police inspector living and working in Ystad, Sweden.
    In the novels, he solves shocking murders with his colleagues.

    Originally the novels are published in Sweden, but I think they are translated to several languages.
    If you read them it whould be good to read in order, chronological because all of the novels treat the life of the insperctor
    Kurt Wallander and is colleagues in the police office.

    The novels are:

    Mördare utan ansikte (1991; English translation by Steven T. Murray: Faceless Killers, 1997)
    Hundarna i Riga (1992; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The Dogs of Riga, 2001)
    Den vita lejoninnan (1993; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The White Lioness, 1998)
    Mannen som log (1994; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The Man Who Smiled, 2005)
    Villospår (1995; English translation by Steven T. Murray: Sidetracked, 1999) Gold Dagger 2001
    Fotografens död (1996)
    Den femte kvinnan (1996; English translation by Steven T. Murray: The Fifth Woman, 2000)
    Steget efter (1997; English translation by Ebba Segerberg: One Step Behind, 2002)
    Brandvägg (1998; English translation by Ebba Segerberg: Firewall, 2002)
    Pyramiden (1999; short stories; English translation by Ebba Segerberg with Laurie Thompson: The Pyramid, 2008)
    Handen (2004; novella; originally published in Dutch (2004) as Het Graf (The Grave).[29] Published in Swedish, 2013. English translation by Laurie Thompson: An Event in Autumn, 2014)
    Den orolige mannen (2009; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The Troubled Man, 2011

    It´s possible I have read nearly all of them, some in English, the rest in Spanish.


  15. Dan says:

    I was reading an article about an improbable merger between GM and Fiat Chrysler.
    In the article it’s used the term “shotgun marriage”
    I like that term even if it’s something negative and probably wrong.

  16. Dan says:

    Actually it is “shotgun wedding”.

  17. Tania says:

    Hi! Thank you, Emiliano.
    I have never heard of this writer, maybe being a Swedish writer.
    I’ll try to find him out.

    Best wish to you and to Cuca.

    What are your holiday plans for this summer?
    Don’t forget that you were our corespondent last summer, like Dan said.

  18. peter says:

    My dear peers:
    As u all know ,our dear profs keep emphasizing the important of reading in the learning process. They recommend us to do a lot of reading every day.
    Well,per their recommendation ,I m always on the prowl ,on the haunt if you will for some new ,fresh materials to read. :)))
    To that end , I was willy-nilly searching Apple stores yesterday hoping something poped out at me. Well ,it did: a reader digest app containing jokes and anecdotes that are just one paragraph long. They are short ,simple ,and funny. The app is being offered for free,so I figured I got nothing to loose. I would upload it,and I will take it off if I don’t find it useful. But ,I found it very useful. So I decide to share it with you.
    The app reads :
    reader digest canada
    Jokes and funny true stories
    The coverage is yellow with a smilly little lips on the margin.


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