Podcasts this Week (December 21, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1166 – Discussing Philosophy

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 “reality” and “reason.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Noam Chomsky.”
“Noam Chomsky is an American ‘linguist’ (a person who studies languages), philosopher, and ‘activist’…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Café 534

Topics: Famous Americans – James Whistler; American Songs – “Moon River”; bunglingly versus blunderingly; comparable versus compatible; uppercase, lowercase, and capital letter

In the Learning Guide:  Get a full transcript (written version of every word you hear).
In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Moonshine.”
““Moonshine” is a ‘colloquial’ (language used by ordinary people, not formal) term for alcohol that has been produced illegally…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

ESL Podcast 1167 – Birth Order and Sibling Rivalries

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 show up” and “bond.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Famous Sibling Rivalries in Sports.”
“Most sibling rivalries are limited to the home or ‘schoolyard’ (the place where children play during the school day)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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9 Responses to Podcasts this Week (December 21, 2015)

  1. peter says:

    Helo world
    With 2015 ending ,I figured to show up and beat the fellow residences of Eslood to greeting the arrival of a fresh start ,a clean slate some might say-that is-the year 2016.

    Hope 2016 will be a watershed for all of my peers down here on the comment segment ,for my dearest professors : chief Jeff, amazing Lucy ,cool Warren up there on the post section, and last but not least for all eslpod’s back room boys : the faces we never met but influenced by every single day in 2015.

    Well , like ,I think every people out there, as we rang into the holiday season, I made a bucket list 🙂 of my new resolutions; you know ,things I wanna do and things I wanna avoid in year 2016.

    First in my list comes : dash loneliness

    Second comes re-read rather re-study Lucy ‘s scripts starting with the very first episod : episode 12 all the way up to espiside 11,65 to date. Wow , seems like i have a long journey ahead of me.

    Well , let me tell you this, my resolutions usually fall through the cracks as the new year is unfolding. However , I have never dropped my ESlpod-related resolutions through the last 10 years and so.
    Man , 10 years and half already.
    It feels like a cyber family already!

    Well ,it is a very long list that I don’t wanna bore you with.but one of the resolutions I am really committed to is to do a lot of reading both in newspapers and book genres.
    Well , honest ,I have been doing it since the inception of “Learn English Magazine” ,which is awesome by the way!, once Jeff advised us to ” do a lot of reading.”
    And I tell u folks ,I find it very powerful!!!

    Well ,let me u this ,I never take Jeff’s advices lightly.

    Happy holiday season and the following new year eve!!!


  2. Dan says:

    Hello everyone.

    Couple of things.

    1th: I have learned this saying: Put your money where your mouth is.

    If anyone wants an explanation of that, listen to ESL Podcast 393-Trash and Recycling.

    2nd: Interesting that thing about teachers that Jeff is telling us on EC 533. I had never heard that before.
    That thing that if you are not good for anything you should become a teacher. I also like the fact that Jeff is laughing at it.


  3. peter says:

    Yup Dan
    You are right !!!
    It was kind of belly laugh, what Jeff did.
    It was totally an uncontrolled laughter, I mean.
    U know jeff Dan , he is just being modest!!
    You know modesty is his thing.
    Well ,the truth of the matter is only a beautiful mind can come up with such exclusive English-learning machine.
    U know ,I never agreed that Eslpod is just for Non-native speakers.
    It is equally effective for native speakers too.well , I tend to think that way.
    U know to me Eslpod is a pacanea for English learners.


  4. peter says:

    The force awaken tallied upwards of 200 milion first weekend and destroyed all the pervious records.
    Seems like the force is really awaken :))

    I m wondering if Jeff watched the latest sequel on the si-fi franchise yet


  5. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    I just stoped by to say good morning, eveyone.

  6. Dan says:

    Listen everyone!

    I am taking over the place and proclaim myself Judge.

    Now that I am the judge I am going to crown myself best learner/user of the blog for 2015.

    Sorry guys, I am the winner. 😉

  7. peter says:

    The crowd is sparse in my area of city. Seems like people are gone away already.
    Well ,it is pretty much what is expected this time of the year.
    People go on ego trips.
    I m staying put though

    I plan to watch a bunch of movies in Christmas time
    I have a free ticket burning a whole in my pocket.
    I m planing on spending it on the latest star war sequel,or better say arguably prequel.
    I hear the movie is even better than
    star war trilogy.i mean the first three star war movies that aired rather came on big screen almost a score ago.well , to be more accurate the first star war movie released around that time the rest came on later. I mean way later.
    The movie is a huge blockbuster.it has smashed all the records and tollied 517 milion world wide.
    U know the proceedings totally proves the notion that the movie feranchise belongs to a past era wrong.

    I was to watch it the first day it came out.
    But ,my stupid friends blew me off
    So,I had to postpone watching it to a later time when I can round up my stupid fruends. It is gonna be tomorrow or Wednesday.
    I was gonna watch creed too but o hear it is a flop.
    I don’t know
    I for one think The best a single person can do in family holidays is spending the entire day in the movies.
    Well ,it is just me
    Everybody is entitled to their opinion.


  8. peter says:

    Hey Dan,
    For the longest time I was gonna two on my shoulder and feel good about myself that I have learned a lot out of Eslpod
    So I had this small coronation but I never announced it.:)))
    Well , u beat me to it ,I ll give u that.:))
    So I recognize ur title :)))

    You are funny mate

    Best of luck


  9. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello, Peter. Long time no talk. Is everything all right with you. What are the plans for the Christmas?

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