Podcasts this Week (November 9, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1154 – Visiting Historic Sites

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 call it a day” and “to make the most of.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “The Cahokia Mounds.”
“The Cahokia Mounds are a ‘Native American’ (related to the people who lived in North America before the arrival of…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 528

Topics: Movies – The Usual Suspects; Tribal Colleges and Universities; effectiveness versus efficacy; to consider and to differentiate; common responses to “Thank you”

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Homecoming Traditions.”
“Each fall, high schools and universities celebrate the ‘annual’ (yearly) tradition of ‘homecoming’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1155 – Getting an Online Degree

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 “credit” and “degree.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Accreditation for Institutions of Higher Education.”
“In the United States, most ‘credible’ (trustworthy) ‘institutions of higher education’ …” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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16 Responses to Podcasts this Week (November 9, 2015)

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello, friends. Aecio again with you. As I had said before, new podcasts, new topics and tyey are amazing. Let’s enjoy them together.

  2. Dan says:

    Hi everyone.

    Watching the 2015 Miami Dolphins Cheer Calendar Show.

    What can I say? I am speechless.


  3. lili:) says:

    Hi Dan

    Thank you, it’s very kind of you to give me a thumbsUp. You know what I mean.

    It’s a nice surprise and yes I’m very happy. Thanks again.

    This weekend I watched “Invictus”, a film directed by Clint Eastwood. After the film, I searched the Internet about “Invictus” the poem, Nelson Mandela, and the 1995 Rugby World Cup to find out more about them.

    I then learned “Invictus” is a short Victorian poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley which inspired Nelson Mandela.

    I always love Clint Eastwood’s films, this one is the best I’ve watched so far. Nonetheless, I read from the Wikipedia that:

    “Mandela is depicted in the movie Invictus presenting a copy of the poem to Francois Pienaar, captain of the national South African rugby team, for inspiration during the Rugby World Cup — though at the actual event he gave Pienaar a text of the “man in the arena” passage from Theodore Roosevelt’s Citizenship in a Republic speech delivered in France in 1910.”

    So, Clint Eastwood could “mix and match” events like that? I nearly believed the film!

    At least it made me watched a rugby match and start to understand a little bit about rugby.

    I hope you all have had a nice weekend.

    Best Regards


  4. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello, Lili. My week end was wonderful. Good hear from you here.

  5. peter says:

    U know ,
    There are only so many hours I have to learn English.u know I have to work for a living.

    I spend 8 hours at work everyday that I would have rather study English.

    U know , It is my passion


  6. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello, Peter. Good study.

  7. peter says:

    Thanks Acieo ,

    Well, I don’t get to study these days
    Well? , here is the thing :
    I m snowed under with work
    It is so typical !!
    Almost every year ,towards the end of the year ,as I was told , the compony I currently work for gets a high volumes of orders coming in.
    So we did this year.
    I m telling you , the work load is overwhelming.

    And all i hear all day long at work is: look alive people, we have dead lines to meet. Let’s go !!

    Every night ,
    I end up taking some work home.
    Sometimes I m up till 11 or 12 working.

    We r doing it all because we are expected
    To complete the project on time.
    U know mega companies needs their holiday season promotions ready before christmas and new year frenzy shopping starts.

    It is a very tense ,busy time of the year for us.so no spare time for me till the time is done which is 10 days into December. Then things starting to slowdown
    So ,until then no study for me.


  8. peter says:

    Lili ,
    Just out of curiosity Did u watch the movie in English or it was dubbed over?



  9. Dan says:

    Hey everyone.

    I would like to give you this picture of pure sweetness that I experience
    any time I am passing by a nearby field.
    A man has in there three lovely small sized dogs and from a little while back a small cute goat.

    Any time I am walking by the goat start calling with the sweetest voice ever.
    And you know, that make me happy. You guys should hear that sweet voice of it. It will meltdown your heart.

    I am going to leave you with this mental picture.


  10. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    So, Pete, is it really necessary to study? Just curiosity? Personal improvement? What ever it is, good for you.

  11. peter says:

    Well , u need to study to get better
    U need to practice
    U need to learn fresh material

    It is a never ending quest !


  12. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    You’re right, Pete. Let God be with you.

  13. peter says:

    You know
    The blog gives me confidence.
    Spurred on by blogging here , I go out there and talk my way through the day.
    Before Eslpod blog days , I was too timid to test my Engkish skills out there
    we are comunicating here, we put what we have learned to test . So , I figured why shouldn’t I do it at a larger scale.
    So , overcomed the fear, I went out there and talked away. never stopped since !


  14. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Tomorrow will be another day for a new ESL podcast. I long for it.

  15. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    The day has come and I enjoyed the today podcast. Thanks Jeff.

  16. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Waiting for tomorrow.

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