Podcasts this Week (November 23, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1158 – Cold Weather Complaints

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “dry” and “blazing.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Snow and Ice Sculpting Events.”
“In a snow and ice ‘sculpting’ (carving) event, artists ‘carve’ (cut away pieces of something to change the shape)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Cafe 530

Topics: American Presidents – James Buchanan; The Board Game “Monopoly”; here/there you go versus here/there it is versus here/there you are; expendable versus expandable; the devil’s/Devil’s own

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The ‘Game of Life’.”
“In 1860, a man named of Milton Bradley created a board game called ‘The Checkered Game of Life’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1159 – Describing the Fit of Clothing

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “snug” and “spoken.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Vanity Sizing.”
“‘Vanity sizing,’ also known as ‘size inflation,’ refers to the way in which the sizes of clothing, particularly women’s clothing…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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14 Responses to Podcasts this Week (November 23, 2015)

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Awesome, Jeff!

  2. peter says:

    Hello world
    The first episod of this coming book is right up my ally.
    I really need a slew of weather expressions and terms to bitch about Canada ‘s harsh winter.:)
    Seemingly , this year around I don’t need them that much as weather forecast for this winter heralding a mild winter with very little precipitation. Let’s hope our good people in CMC ( Canadian Meteorological Centre) are right this time.
    What I hate most about winter is snow but grauple.
    Grauple is A mix of snow and ice. It is very annoying for the ice drop keeps hitting your face specially your ears. Plus , it is very slushy and wet . I remember my mother always yelled at us everytime we tracked slush and mud into her kitchen in winter. He made us clean it up.
    Let’s cross our fingers that weather people are right this time. I m happy.less snowfall means less shovelling for me. Man , my back is still out due to all the shovelling I did last winter. My mom called me everyday to go shovel their driveway and backyard. Let me tell u , it is a huge backyard.
    It was tiring but rewarding since there was always a big mug of hot coco with all the works , sprinkles of chocolate and a touch of honey all over the delicious looking blob of cream floating on top of coco , was waiting for me inside:)
    On second thoughts , I don’t mind a touch of winter on their drive way as long as I m rewarded with my mom’s recipe coca.:))
    As my mom motto is , “no snow , no coca.”
    We got a lot of snow last winter, I mean a lot. Now that I think of it , we had three or 4 harsh winter in a row. A miled winter is a breath of fresh air. I mean is a welcoming change.

    Be warm and comfy


  3. peter says:

    Goody ,Monopoly 🙂

    I used to play it as a kid and all the way through my teen.
    Even now sometimes we play the board game.
    well,my friends and I feel frivolously childish sometimes :))
    I have always been interested in knowing how the whole thing got off the ground in the first place ;moreover ,Who originally came up with the idea.
    Well,I admittedly were too lazy to scout around for the answer.
    U know me ,I m a lazy pants at best.
    My muffin top is a flagrant proof for it 😉
    Well,lucky for me, Eslpod did the leg work for me.:))))
    Now ,all I need to do is to kick back and enjoy Jeff breaking it down for me.
    Speaking of which ,U know what I like best about Eslood?
    What I like best about it is Jeff’s way of talk.
    I have been trying hard to pick up his way of talk. Well ,I tell you ,It hasn’t been an easy feat. Ny that I mean ,no success yet!!!

    Well ,honest , what I like best is Lucy’s beautiful ,strong ,American accent! Jeff’s comes second.
    Anyway ,
    I think monopoly is internationally popular board game. I mean I think people play it across the world.
    It is so universal that I really don’t know what country it got its origin from.

    Well as Jeff shrewdly put it ” All the good have the bad”
    The bad thing about monopoly ,at least bad for my blood , is the fact that it takes forever to complete the game.
    I can’t remember, for the life of me , that i ever sitting it through rather playing it through even once.


  4. peter says:

    I like another thing
    I like the buze Lucy builds through every episod.
    I m taking about the hint of fun that in a way us Lucy ‘s signature in every episode
    Her scripts are fun.


  5. peter says:

    Hey Aecio ,
    It has become your thing :))
    U always beat us to it.


  6. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hi everyone. Have a nice week, but don’t forget to watch ESL podcast.

  7. Dan says:

    Hey Pete.

    That thing, graupel sounds nasty. That must be bad.
    I have looked up the word. It’s a German word the spelling is the same.
    You must always have lips balm with you up there. I hate cracked lips.

    Thanks and let me say Hi to our friends Emiliano Cuca and Gatufo.
    You are not forgotten guys.

    Now back watching TJSotomayor describing black women.


  8. peter says:

    Hey Dan ,
    It is a loan word.
    There are tons of loan words in every language out there.


  9. Dan says:

    Hey guys.

    Just to recommend a very interesting conversation
    between Sam Harris and Douglas Murray.
    The title is: On the Maintenance of Civilization.
    Highly recommended.

  10. Dan says:


    Just finished Metal Gear Solid 5 after 100 and counting hours.

    I want to dedicate to you guys the beautiful ending song.

    If you wanna hear it just Google “Quiet’s theme”


  11. Dan says:


    BTW, what happened to Tania?
    It’s been a while since the last posts.
    Hey tany still there?


  12. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    I coted your comment and here it is:
    Hey Aecio ,
    It has become your thing :))
    U always beat us to it.

    Do you think so? Aren’t ypu going too far?

  13. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Tomorrow will be the day. We will have a new podcst with new lesson. We are eager to have it. We have just to wait.

  14. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    As I have said yeaterday, Thursday came and brought together a new podcast with new topic. Good one.

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