Podcasts this Week (December 14, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1164 – Making Office Renovations

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “to guess at” and “flooring.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Office Configurations.”
“American businesses are experimenting with many different ‘office configurations’ (arrangements of workplaces)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Café 533

Topics: American Presidents – John Tyler; The Hindenburg Disaster; result versus consequence versus outcome; ready versus willing; to keep (someone) in the loop

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “The Richter Scale”
“The Richter Scale, also called the Richter Magnitude Scale, is a ‘scale’ (a way of measuring something)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1165 – Eating Spicy Foods

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 “curry” and “heat.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Spicy American Foods.”
“In general, American foods aren’t known for being very spicy….” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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10 Responses to Podcasts this Week (December 14, 2015)

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    The time has come for new podcasts. Every week I long for new lessons that teaches me more and more.

  2. Dan says:

    Hey Aecio.

    Can I ask what are you going to do this Christmas?
    Do you have a family?
    What about the tree? Do you do the tree or something else?
    Do you go to church?


  3. peter says:

    Hey Aecio ,
    I admire your gusto for English language.

    It is a good drive

    Keep it up


  4. Dan says:

    Hey everyone

    Yesterday evening I was on You Tube’s “Trending” page and among all the videos, there was this one by Miley Cyrus called BB Talk.
    Apart from the fact that it is horrible, and it made me cringe so hard that my head shrank inside my body, I found the language she uses really bad/stupid/vile/disgusting for a music video.

    I have no problem with people cursing and I do not want to police people’s language.

    But that video made me realize the value of online places like this one. Now I understand Jeff position on that to keep the site and language as “clean” as possible.
    After watching you tube videos, coming here is like washing one’s eyes and hears from all the bad language used over there.

    It’s really true that too much of anything is bad.

    You know, when I go out for a walk, up to the mount, there is a sanctuary over there it’s almost always empty and I often the only one there.
    Now, I am a non believer, but I get inside and sit there to relax. I like the smell of incense.
    Coming here feels like when I am sitting there.
    Isn’t that ironic that often times the only visitor of that sanctuary is an atheist?


  5. Dan says:

    Me again.

    Just to add something about sanctuaries and churches.
    Since I mentioned that sanctuary I’ll throw out there this piece of info.
    Over here at the Alps’ foot there are many mounts, and on strategic places, over these mounts usually southwards, there are many small churches built in the past.
    Most of those are built up with the local stones and many are like little gems.
    They probably had some sort of communication between them. You can see the next church over the mounts around.
    I am not sure, they probably used the bells or horn.


  6. peter says:

    Dear Lucy ,

    Thanks for the beautiful episod.
    I m talking about ” Offuce Removation.”

    Very beautiful in deed

    Thanks plenty
    I took away more than a thing or two

    You’v never stopped surprising me


  7. Tania says:

    Nice play on words in the issue 11 of the Learn English Magazine!
    overshare – share – sharrow – arrow – narrow

    In many cities from my country we have started to make bicycle lanes – a part of the road for only bicycles.
    Many people have started to use bicycle.
    When I was a little girl I learnt to ride a bike. I hope that I have not forgotten to ride a bike.

  8. Tania says:

    Dear Jeff, please tell us more about Angelenos’ life maybe in My Life in English
    or in interesting articles like Jury Duty.

    Thank you.

  9. Joaquin says:

    I loved this week’s english cafe. John Tyler was such an interesting character and I never heard about him before.
    Looking forward to listen more cool stories about famous people.

  10. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Waiting for “ESL Podcast 1165 – Eating Spicy Foods” tomorrow. Don’t be long.

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