Podcasts this Week (December 28, 2015)

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ESL Podcast 1168 – Reading Contracts Carefully

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “on the hook” and “to sneak in.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Do-it-yourself Legal Services.”
“When average Americans need ‘basic’ (simple; uncomplicated) ‘legal services’ (the advice and guidance of an attorney)…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

English Café 535

Topics: American Movies – American Graffiti; American Presidents – Franklin Pierce; magazine versus journal; straw man  argument and cognitive dissonance; several and actually

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In “What Insiders Know,” you will read about “Hobos and Hobo Signs.”
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ESL Podcast 1169 – Being Talkative and Reserved

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In “What Else Does it Mean,” learn the other meanings of “company” and “guarded.”
In the “Culture Note,” learn about “Chatty Cathy.”
“Between 1959 and 1965, a well-known toy company called Mattel produced the Chatty Cathy dolls…” – READ MORE in the Learning Guide

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8 Responses to Podcasts this Week (December 28, 2015)

  1. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Here to watch new podcasts this week.

  2. Dan says:

    Hey guys you are so sweet.
    On Wednesday they are answering my question! Thank you.

    I am proud of myself that’s a good question.
    Better than the one recently asked about the difference between sucking and licking, anyway.

    Actually, now that I think about it, sucking and licking is more common during everyday life than terms like “strawman” or “cognitive dissonance”

    I sometimes use the term cognitive dissonance with one if my coworkers who is a Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    Anyway, thanks.

  3. peter says:

    Hey folks,
    Seems like the balmy weather never had a mind to hang around Toronto for long.
    A treacherous ,full-fledged snow storm is coming in tonight.
    The mean storm is attacking with all it has in its Arsenal- that is- sting wind up to 70 kilometre per hour ,20-30c of snow which later on ,early tomorow , tempers off to ice pellets and freezing rain.

    Man, I knew the pleasent warm weather was too good to be true.

    I was looking forward a warm and dry New Year’s Eve
    Lucy, Jeff and Warren,
    I envy you.
    Never take the perpetual mild weather for granted.


  4. Dan says:

    Hey Pete.
    Speaking of weather we had a really dry November and December
    with spring like temperatures.
    Wish we get some snow too.

  5. Dan says:


    I am writing this after a couple of hours of youtube’s videos.
    I was thinking that before internet age and websites like YouTube, most of us got to know the US especially through the movies. Who didn’t grow up watching American movies? I mean, generations, right?

    But of course, movies are not real, now things have changed, thanks to YouTube you get to see “real” videos
    of real life and Jeez! I am learning guys, I am learning a lot.


  6. Dan says:

    Hello everyone.

    Thank you Jeff again for answering my questions.

    You know what? My cat did not appreciate that example about outlawing cats.
    He suggested to send in a new question for Jeff to explain the ” Shrodinger’s cat” paradox.
    Which btw is on the news these days.


  7. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    Hello, everyone. It is a shame that 2015 is finishing. I think it was so short I didn’t have time to do everything I had in mind. Now I have to wait for 2016. Speaking of which, happy New Year for you.
    Aecio from beautiful Brazil.

  8. Aecio Flavio Perim says:

    January 1st, 2016. The first day of this year and what else can I wish to happen this year. All I wish is happiness spreading all over the world, all over your heads. I hope this year to be better than the old one. I ask God to bless us. In His infinite kindness God will hear me.

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